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Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology

Intel will call the 64-bit extension technology for its 32-bit Xeon processors Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, or Intel EM64T. Starting in the second quarter with its Nocona chip for two-processor systems, Intel will outfit its Xeons with the ability to run 64-bit as well as 32-bit applications. Intel will follow Nocona with 64-bit extensions for Prescott—for one-way servers and workstations—and in 2005 with chips for systems running four or more processors. The new EM64T technology originally code-named Yamhill, then later CT will be attractive to users who currently are running 32-bit applications on Xeon-based systems and who want to gradually migrate into 64-bit computing. The extensions are only part of a long list of features that they are looking to incorporate into all of the company’s chips, including HyperThreading, PCI Express, DDR2 memory support, enhanced security and virtualization, through its Vanderpool technology.

Intel will call the 64-bit extension technology for its 32-bit Xeon processors Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, or Intel EM64T. Starting in the second quarter with its Nocona chip for two-processor systems, Intel will outfit its Xeons with the ability to run 64-bit as well as 32-bit applications. Intel will follow Nocona with 64-bit extensions for Prescott—for one-way servers and workstations—and in 2005 with chips for systems running four or more processors. The new EM64T technology originally code-named Yamhill, then later CT will be attractive to users who currently are running 32-bit applications on Xeon-based systems and who want to gradually migrate into 64-bit computing. The extensions are only part of a long list of features that they are looking to incorporate into all of the company’s chips, including HyperThreading, PCI Express, DDR2 memory support, enhanced security and virtualization, through its Vanderpool technology.

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