Intel said Tuesday that a pre-release version of the Microsoft .Net Framework is available for the Itanium 2 micro-architecture.
The latest release adds to a broad portfolio of tools available for building applications for Itanium 2-based platforms running on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, officials with Santa Clara, Calif.-based, company said.
Those tools include Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 operating systems, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Intel's IA-32 Execution Layer, Microsoft compiler tools and Intel's performance suite of compilers, analyzers and libraries.
"The Itanium 2 micro-architecture now has a full complement of production and beta tools for Windows developers, bolstering our 'port of choice' objective for high-performance, mission critical servers," Will Swope, vice president and general manager for Intel's Software and Solutions Group, said in a statement.
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