"Intel and Unisys gave the world's first public demonstration of 64-bit Intel Itanium processors on the Unisys e-@ction Enterprise Server ES7000 on April 26 in New York City. The Itanium processor is the first in a family of 64-bit processors from Intel, and the most significant new development in Intel microprocessor architecture since the 32-bit 386 processor was introduced in 1985.
The Unisys ES7000 featured Itanium processors running a beta 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server operating system. The Unisys system is the only one now available to provide a seamless in-the-field upgrade from 32-bit Intel processors to the new 64-bit Itanium processors."
FULL STORY @ ELECTIC (http://www.electic.com/cgi-bin/news/News/Stories/2001/05/08/989341528.shtml)