Hitachi has claimed to be the first company to have developed a peripheral logic chip set in support of Intel’s Itanium 2 processor with a FSB clock frequency of 667-MHz and implementing so-called “virtualization”. The move by Hitachi is the more unusual because it folded the non-DRAM part of its semiconductor operations into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric Corp, called Renesas Technology Corp., but has been done in support of a computer product called “BladeSymphony”. Hitachi virtualization was demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum using an Itanium 2 processor, Hitachi said. Evaluation and verification of the Hitachi virtualization, based on Intel virtualization technology is continuing with Intel.

Hitachi has claimed to be the first company to have developed a peripheral logic chip set in support of Intel’s Itanium 2 processor with a FSB clock frequency of 667-MHz and implementing so-called “virtualization”. The move by Hitachi is the more unusual because it folded the non-DRAM part of its semiconductor operations into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric Corp, called Renesas Technology Corp., but has been done in support of a computer product called “BladeSymphony”. Hitachi virtualization was demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum using an Itanium 2 processor, Hitachi said. Evaluation and verification of the Hitachi virtualization, based on Intel virtualization technology is continuing with Intel.