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EETimes: IA-64 compilers set for fall beta tests

Aug 26, 2000, 11:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craig Matsumoto)

"Compilers for Intel Corp.'s IA-64 processor architecture, including support for Linux, are being readied for testing later this year, according to officials at the Intel Developer Forum. Separately, Intel's compiler group is looking at ways to encourage more software vendors to develop multiprocessor applications."

"Version 5 of the Intel C++ Compiler and Intel Fortran Compiler are slated to begin beta testing in the fall, with commercial availability coming at the end of the year or early in 2001, said Chuck Piper, product marketing manager with Intel's compiler group."

"In addition, Linux compilers for the IA-32 and IA-64 architectures are being developed for beta release at the end of the year, Piper said. The first version will not be able to build the Linux kernel itself, but Piper said that's acceptable because most customers are buying commercial implementations of Linux and only use the compiler for building applications."

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