Finally this month, there is a published POWER5+ result for SPECfp2006, and it isn't pretty. The baseline result of 12.2 compares poorly with the Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9050 result of 17.3. That's a speedup of 1.42 for customers switching to Itanium. As long as Itanium is in the number one spot, only a fool would ignore it. I can assure you that the decision-makers at IBM, Sun, and Fujitsu are not fools. As for some of the folks over at the INQUIRER, you know who you are.