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The Register: New Itanium stepping has infernal kernel

Sep 11, 2000, 15:33 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Reports on developer newsgroups suggest that the latest chip stepping of Intel's Itanium processor is causing problems for Linux developers whose code worked fine with stepping A2."

"Timing issues seem to be the problem, but it is aggravated by the fact that Intel has so far released few samples of the B1 Itanium, making the process of testing and de-bugging harder than would be the case otherwise."

"The Itanium is delayed until the end of this year, Intel officials said at the Developer Forum a few weeks back.that volumes would not begin to ship until next year."

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