World watches to see if Merced delayed

While Intel corrects last week's mistake

As expected, Intel has now released details of its IA-64 instruction set. The details were briefly up on Intel's FTP server last week before the chip company realised it had leaked them… Earlier this year, Stephen Smith, who heads up the Merced project at Intel, promised samples would arrive in June. (Story: Merced chieftain outlines futures) The aim is to encourage software developers to port programs for IA-64. That includes Merced. And if you want the whole lot, just go here, or if you prefer HP's version of events, go here. ® Intel Developer Forum February 1999

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