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ZDNet UK: NEC, Intel and SGI show off 64-bit prototypes

Aug 17, 2000, 13:48 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Several vendors are displaying early versions of Intel's first 64-bit processor, Itanium, at LinuxWorld this week."

"NEC, Intel and Silicon Graphics are showing off the chip, whose launch was recently delayed by a quarter due to testing problems. Itanium, the first chip based on the IA-64 platform, is to compete against high-end server chips such as the Alpha from Compaq. The demonstrations provide a rare glimpse of the processor in action, and will be repeated at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum."

"NEC demonstrated Itanium running a prototype 16-processor system called AzusA with the TurboLinux operating system, calculating a Mandelbrot set derivation."

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