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As well as keynote speeches and breakouts at the IDF, Intel also holds a series of tracks on different topics. The first Merced track was presented by Hemant Dhulla, IA-64 Programme Manager at Intel US. Here are the slides for his presentation. For our exclusive photographs of the Merced cartridge, go here. The next presentation we will post is titled Intel architecture innovations, made jointly by Intel and HP execs. Year 2000 Market segments IA-64 Roadmap Nothing startlingly new in this slide -- Merced is followed by McKinley, then Madison and Deerfield Extending the Intel Architecture Slide details the type of server apps and workstation apps Merced is aimed at Unprecedented Industry Commitment Slide contains partners committed to the Merced platform, including ISVs, IHVs, OS vendors and IA and RISC OEMs Focus on Complete Solutions Over 30 server and workstation designs have met milestones Merced Processor Block map of Merced Merced Cartridge Features Schematic of the cartridge design Merced Processor Progress According to this slide, multiprocessor OS kernels are booting on the Merced logic model Merced High Availability Block map showing I/O, OS, etc. Merced = Enterprise Scalability High Performance Computing for Workstations Intel 82460GX chipset OEM Merced Designs Intel will push the architecture to 512-way machines. With that cartridge, it's going to have to be a big case Software Program DeliverablesMentions Monterey, Bravo, Win64 etc. Merced Software Program TimelineApps, tools and OS. Pre-Silicon Software Development Kits Merced Software Tools Progress Intel claims almost 100 per cent of functional tests passing Merced OS Progress Compaq Tru64 Unix to boot this Q Merced Application Targets Server Solution Stacks Workstation Applications IHV Program Deliverables Although Merced may be on target for release in mid-2000, it's obvious that other hardware vendors are going to take a while to release their kit. Summary Call to Action Porting Tools/Info on the WebSome useful URLs. If you can't read them, please email me and I'll give you the address Full Intel Developer Forum coverage

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