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    Route64 – Developer Training – Day 3 in Redmond

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    The pace of Day 3 at 64bit slowed down a bit after a very busy second day with new concepts on the 64-bit architecture – but that does not mean new things were not learned! Students saw several demos on the true power of SQL-Server when combined with...
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    Route64 – Developer Training – Day 2 in Redmond

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    Day 2 covered an in depth analysis of the WoW64 execution layer. It also was a busy day in terms of interoperability as students learned how to maintain 32-bit dependencies with their 64-bit applications. Students also learned how inter-process communication...
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    Route64 – Developer Training – Day 1 in Redmond

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    After the morning keynotes the real hands on lab begun: Day one was about C/C++ development on and for 64-bit Windows platforms. In general participants found the content ”informative and valuable”. Some of the verbatim feedback: - “On the first day I...
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    HP xw9300

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    Found a review of this really powerful system in PC MAGAZINE . I have one of these boxes in my office and yes, it is impressive. Some pictures of the system in my office.
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    Pacifica, more than a car; or virtualization, 2. act

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    AMD and Xensource , today announced their collaboration on the migration of Xen, an open-source virtualization package, to AMD64 technology and plan for availability in February. As mentioned earlier , Pacifica is AMD's processor support for virtualization...
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    Microsoft calls it's HPC CCE.

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    We'll never run out of three letter words. Promise. BIO-IT World calls Microsoft "The 800-lb. gorilla of desktop computing" and comments about our plans to "aggressive push into life science clusters". "The main HPC push from Microsoft will come in the...
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    Last week we did a hp/MS webcast on 64-bit Windows

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    There's no older news than yesterday's. I am going to share even older news with you but if you're interested in 64-bit Windows it still is up to date and applies. This deck is talking about the latest 64-bit Windows roadmap. It was presented last week...
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    Route64 keynotes

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    As promised, all keynotes from the Route64 kick-off event in Redmond today can be found here: www.64-bit.us/route64 . The hp keynote will be uploaded soon.
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    Route64 Redmond Event

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    Just did a keynote (even got applause…) at the first Route64 event in Redmond on Microsoft campus in our lab in building 20 . As mentioned earlier , this is a training event getting attendees started on 64-bit Windows development and application migration...
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    Who needs 64-bit?

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    Wrong question. Didn’t we ask ourselves a similar question years ago when we all felt (kind of) comfortable in the 16-bit world and this 32-bit thing eventually appeared in Windows? Yesterday I've seen my boss sending out a lengthy email response to an...
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    blogblogblog

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    Just met with Ward Ralston, Product manager in the Windows division. They started a blog on Windows Server at: blogs.msdn.com/windowsserver. If you are looking for information directly from the source (a.k.a. the product team) this blog should be a must...
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    The future of 32-bit (not too serious)

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    While I was on Xmas vacation on Hawaii I had the chance to take a peek into the future of 32-bit .
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    Sub-$100 PC

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    One of my colleagues just started an internal email thread on one of the aliases about a sub $100 PC idea from Nicolas Negroponte. “Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of MIT's Media Labs, says he is developing a laptop PC that will go on sale for...
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    Vanderpool is not a swimming pool for aliens

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    At Intel’s Fall IDF in 2003 Paul Otellini announced and demo’ed (what a construct) VT or Vanderpool Technology. In short Vanderpool allows more then one OS to run on a single processor w/o interference. Why am I writing about it? This week we got notice...
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    Intel 64-bit Pentium 4s, 64-bit capable, is available now.

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    Lots of press noise about it. The one I like most: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/21/intel_64-bit_p4_in_retail/ : "...chips, which feature Intel's AMD64-like EM64 technology...". It also has lots of references to mnore information etc.
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    The BOXX 3200 Series Workstation - AMD64 processor technology and dual PCIe x16 SLI

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    http://www.boxxtech.com/asp/3200.asp And soon you can run Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on it. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
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    Exchange Server 64-Bit Ante Portas

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    Well, sort of. Target date is 2006 or 2007. But at least we now know for sure the next major release of Exchange Server, codename "E12", will run on 64-bit Windows and will be 64-bit enabled. What does it mean? Stay tuned. http://hellomate.typepad.com...
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    Route64, PII

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    Just got word the organizers of this event dropped the price for attendees to as little as USD 299. For Europe it looks like the figures will be the same but in Euros (EUR 299). If the fee has been preventing you from signing up for this event, now this...
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    Does Microsoft drop Itanium support?

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    No way. Articles like this are misleading. Microsoft will continue to support Itanium with a variety of Windows Server Platforms. Today and in the foreseeable future workstation platforms based on either Intel EM64T or AMD Opteron and Athlon64 make more...
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    Route64, Phase II

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    Not too long ago I was posting ( http://blogs.msdn.com/volkerw/archive/2004/12/07/277950.aspx) information about a worldwide 64-bit training event. Well, this event started its tour around the globe. There are still seats available. Go to www.route64...
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    PiMCast

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    So, you’ve never heard about Podcast? Never mind, Podcast is yesterday. PiMCast is the new means by which we will consume information, learn about new technologies and hear AND SEE snippets from other people’s lives in the form of video downloads for...
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    AMD64 vs. Intel EMT64T

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    Last week my team did an Internet radio show on franklins.net ( http://www.franklins.net/dotnetrocks/ ). MP3 . During the show I got questions about performance compariosn between AMD64 and EM64T. Since it is a bit difficult to compare 2 partners I am...
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    Route64, Phase II

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    Earlier this year I blogged about a worldwide 64-bit training, Route64. Now it’s time for an update. We’ve taken Route64 to the next level. Details about the tour, the dates, the cities and the content can be found on the registration website: www.route64...
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    Pentium 4 64-bit Ante Portas

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20041008_133142.html . This all will become real fun. People still believe it will take a couple of years until 64-bit will be mainstream. Well, it will not take that long. http://www.intel.com/products/server/processors...
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    64-bit Webcast Week

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    Microsoft will run a series of 64-bit webcasts on MSDN. This 64-bit Webcast Week is scheduled for the first week of November. I guess we have covered everything around 64-bit Windows development and deployment. The official announcement on Microsoft websites...
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