The Register: Proto-Itaniums reach proto-ForumFeb 14, 2000, 20:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)
"The Intel Developer Forum starts tomorrow but the chip company has already announced that there will be eight Itanium (Merced) systems being displayed at the bi-annual jamboree. ...Intel will claim that there are now thousands of prototype server and workstations using the Itanium chip and running Oses including 64-bit Linux, Monterey 64 and 64-bit Windows."
"The company will announce that the Merced chip will be in production in the middle of this year, and that means that HP's guestimates that machines will actually start selling round about October are likely to be correct.
There is still some way to go, however, on the software front. A quick gander at the IDF agenda shows that there are several sessions for developers, mostly focusing around the porting of drivers for the Itanium processor."