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Intel Itanium is probably more-or-less "legacy" now, like the z80 or m68k not what you expect to see inside a computer that's in current mainstream use. That's the impression I got.

But it's rather recent, so I was wondering if my questions about it would be on-topic here or maybe better off on one of the sister sites

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If we follow the criteria given in What constitutes "retro"? (which aren’t necessarily definitive of course), Merced would qualify as retro, but Itanium 2 and later wouldn’t. Kittson (no relation) came out last year so Itanium is still current. I know of a few ongoing installations, all running HP operating systems (HPUX, OpenVMS or NonStop OS).

I’m not sure which sister site would be most appropriate.

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