Stories by Clare Haney and Laura Rohde

Intel Goes Public with Itanium Microarchitecture

Chip giant Intel Corp. today took what was an unprecedented step for the company in publishing on its Web site a guide detailing the full functional behavior of its forthcoming Itanium processor. This is the first time Intel has ever revealed such details about one of its products, especially one that has yet to be released, although such openness is already commonplace among some of the vendor's microprocessor rivals.