Real World Tech counts down to the IA-64 launch.
If all goes as planned Intel will launch its first 64-bit processor within a few months. Developed under the code name 'Merced', the Itanium is the first of a line of processors implementing the controversial new instruction set architecture called IA-64. But in a curious turn of events, Intel has just demonstrated functional first silicon of Itanium’s reportedly potent successor, code named McKinley, at its recent developer’s forum even before the Itanium completes its extraordinarily drawn out pre-production phase and enters general commercial availability.Their preview continues here.
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