IA-64 Waits for No-one!
Posted on: 06/14/2000 03:37 AM

It seems that Intel isn't waiting to pimp their new IA-64 architecture. Microsoft hasn't announced much (anything?) about the 64bit Win2k, and it appears as though Intel is getting ancy. According to this PR from HP, Linux users may be the first to enjoy the new 64bit goodness from Intel. Here's a clip:
PALO ALTO, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 13, 2000 -- Hewlett-Packard Company and Intel Corporation today released a free IA-64 developer's kit that enables the Linux community to develop, test, debug and run IA-64 applications for the upcoming Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor. HP is committed to delivering Itanium processor-based servers and workstations that will support Linux and other operating systems.

The development kit is unique because it contains an IA-64 Linux Simulator, developed by HP, that allows developers to use today's IA-32 systems (such as those powered by the Pentium(R) III processor) to emulate the functionality of a 64-bit Linux environment running on Intel Itanium processor systems. The kit also contains documentation and links to software libraries created by Intel.
Well OK then!

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