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A few years back you could buy a development kit that had a next generation processor, perhaps some memory, and a little IO. Further back was the world of transputers that came on a board in various array sizes. For huge amounts of money now days you can buy FPGA kits. I think the acronym is. And of course most imbedded control chips and boards come with either an emulator or mockup boards for programming and debugging.

I want to play with an Itanium. I am interested in the assembly features. Don’t need it to have masses of memory or be super fast. What is the simplest way to do this. I probably don’t have the budget for a modern standalone system using one as it core processor. I am rather looking for a dev kit with one on a PCI board or development kit programmed serially or something like that.

Any ideas or experience in this area gentlemen.

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This belongs on superuser.com –  Dennis Williamson Sep 18 '09 at 18:41
Then how do we move it. –  kingchris Sep 18 '09 at 19:01
I can't keep up with all the changes. Going to have to write a small Neural Net in the future to auto route questions to the correct expert site <:-) –  kingchris Sep 18 '09 at 19:10

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Itaniums have been out for a while. Chances are the early generations are already being retired, and you could pick up a used server cheap. It won't be a kit, but it should be fully functional.

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I shall look around for one. –  kingchris Sep 19 '09 at 4:06

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