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.
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