Intel unwraps CT 64-bit extensions
Intel has officially unveiled its 64-bit Clackamas Technology, otherwise known as CT. CT will emerge first in Nocona-core Xeon processors next quarter, and will migrate to desktop Prescotts later in the year. Intel's 64-bit extensions are reportedly compatible with AMD64, and both will use the same 64-bit version of Windows:
Microsoft will support Intel's new architecture in the second half of 2004, a Microsoft representative said.
Intel's approach is compatible with AMD's, the representative said. "There will be one operating system that will support all (64-bit) extended systems," the representative said.
One OS to rule them all, but not until July at the earliest.