The Intel Itanium
The Intel Itanium is a CPU architecture invented by Intel and adopted by Hewlett Packard for some of there server platforms. The CPU was also adopted by other server companies but dropped soon after it's 2001 debut. The idea behind the EPIC instruction set architecture (ISA) was that it would be the next logical extension of the ideas pioneered by RISC CPUs. The biggest idea was that CPUs should minimize their instruction set and let compilers determine the best layout in software.