Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Sun 10th Feb 2002 17:37 UTC
Editorial "This will end up being one of the world's worst investments, I'm afraid," - David House, former Intel chief of corporate strategy said in the early 1990s. I've been fasinated by microprocessors for years and have been following the Merced debacle since back in 1994 when HP and Intel announced they were getting together to make some amazing new technology.
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regarding MS and x86-64
by P_Developer on Tue 12th Feb 2002 01:48 UTC

The MS Win32 SDK docs now incorporate constants for x86-64 CPU types when getting the system versions. I bet that something is in the pipeline.

See this quote from

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sy...

"
wProcessorArchitecture
Specifies the system's processor architecture. This value can be one of the following values:

PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_UNKNOWN
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL
Windows NT 3.51: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_MIPS
Windows NT 4.0 and earlier: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_ALPHA
Windows NT 4.0 and earlier: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_PPC
64-bit Windows: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA64
64-bit Windows: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_IA32_ON_WIN64
64-bit Windows: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64
"

What's curious is the IA32_ON_WIN64. Wonder what that means.

P