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CRN: Intel Readies 64-Bit Chips

Jun 29, 1999, 20:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"At the Intel Developers Forum held here last month, the company presented an update on its ambitious plans for the high-end chip market. Intel is scheduled to produce Merced, the first chip in the company's 64-bit architecture, in mid-2000."

"The 64-bit architecture will allow Intel to offer support for demanding applications such as data warehousing and enterprise resource planning (ERP), he said."

"Wenhold said he sees potential for Merced if the Linux operating system can take advantage of it. Earlier this month, Intel announced an agreement with VA Research Inc. to port the Linux operating system to Intel's 64-bit architecture."

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