Well it's out. the 800mhz itanium is finally here... well any remarks... the 64-bit x86 age is here... sit back and relax...
Intel's Itanium released -
In case you haven't noticed yet, the Intel Itanium (server CPU) debuted today. Computer manufacturers are expected to introduce initial Intel® Itaniumbased servers and workstations in June, Intel Corporation said today. The company expects approximately 25 computer manufacturers to offer more than 35 models this year, as hundreds of hardware, software and application vendors provide products that support Itanium-based systems.
Targeted at the most demanding enterprise and high-performance computing applications, the Itanium processor is the first in a family of 64-bit products from Intel. The Itanium processor's Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) design enables breakthrough capabilities in processing terabytes of data, speeding protected online purchases and transactions, and processing complex computations.
These features address the growing needs for data communications, storage, analysis and security while providing performance, scalability and reliability advantages at significantly lower costs than proprietary offerings. Application segments include large databases, data-mining, e-Commerce security transactions and mechanical computer-aided engineering, as well as high-performance and scientific computing.
Four operating systems will support Itanium-based systems, including the Microsoft Windows* platform (64-bit Edition* for workstations and 64-bit Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition 2002* for servers); Hewlett Packard's HP-UX 11i v1.5*, IBM's AIX-5L* and Linux. Caldera International, Red Hat, SuSE Linux and Turbolinux plan to provide 64-bit versions of the Linux operating system.
Nice Intel and AMD users get a Cookie.... :smile: Yummy :smile: