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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Hammering Windows and IA32_ON_WIN64
by longjohn on Tue 12th Feb 2002 12:30 UTC

Given the name and place in the list, I would guess that this applies to Itanium instead of Hammer. Note that IA-32 is Intel marchitecture for what everyone else calls x86. Also, 32-bit mode on Hammer was designed specifically to run 32-bit x86 Windows programs without any modifications.

BTW, that also means that you can't run 64-bit programs on 32-bit Windows because the extra bits and extra registers just aren't visible unless the OS switches to 64-bit mode. Although it would be possible to create a 32-bit version of Windows that does this, there would be no point.