NewsByte 28 August 2001

Microsoft and Industry Usher in New Era of 64-Bit Computing

Microsoft, Intel and Industry Partners Co-operate to Extend the Enterprise Capability of Windows With Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition

Microsoft Corp. today announced the general availability of Microsoft® Windows® Advanced Server, Limited Edition, Microsoft's first server offering for the 64-bit computing environment based on Intel Corp.'s Itanium processor. This new addition to the Windows server platform represents strong industry support for Itanium-based computing and a commitment to providing customers with a reliable and scalable enterprise-class operating system based on Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition, and the Itanium chipset. Computer hardware manufacturers Compaq Computer Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp. will begin shipping systems running Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition in the next 30 days; Fujitsu, Hitachi Ltd., Mitsubishi, NEC Corp. and Unisys Corp. will provide systems running Windows Advanced Server, Limited Edition, later this year.

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/MSCorp/presspass/Press/2001/Aug01/08-28AdvancedServerLEpr.asp
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