June 27, 2001

A Windows for supercomputing? Microsoft's 64-bit OS for Itanium

Author: JT Smith

PCWorld: "Windows XP won't make its formal bow until October 25, but its 64-bit big brother is quietly launching on
a small group of high-end computers. Windows for Itanium (Intel's first 64-bit CPU, introduced
simultaneously with the OS in late spring) is Microsoft's first venture into 64-bit computing, a market long
dominated by companies like Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics. Itanium and 64-bit Windows
represent the next generation of Wintel computing--but it's a future that most people won't see for a
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