Software developers writing applications for Intel Itanium 2 based-systems received a boost today with the pre-release version of Microsoft .NET Framework for Itanium 2 microarchitecture. The .NET Framework expands upon an already robust set of tools available for Intel Itanium 2-based platforms running on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows.

The broad portfolio of tools to create and optimize Windows, Web and .NET-connected applications for Itanium 2-based systems includes Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 operating systems, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Intel's IA-32 Execution Layer (IA-32 EL), Microsoft compiler tools and Intel's performance suite of compilers, analyzers and libraries.

Intel offers a suite of software development products designed to optimize performance of applications on Intel architectures. These products include the Intel C++ and Fortran Compilers, Intel VTune Performance Analyzer, Intel Math Kernel Library, Intel Thread Checker, and the Intel Performance Libraries. More information is available at Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at

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