June 11 - 17, 2001
Union Bank Launches "Business Power"
Union Bank launched its first Consumer Asset Product
"Business Power", a programme based Running Finance Facility targeted
at Businessmen and self employed Professionals.
Chief Executive dines at Spices
The Chief Executive of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf
recently had a magnificent dinner at the Karachi Sheraton Hotel & Towers'
newly opened Oriental restaurant — SPICES.
In the written comments given to the restaurant staff at
Spices, General Musharraf wrote "Good work, keep it up! Thank you for the
warmth and friendliness that you have served us with."
Novartis (Pakistan) Limited is now Syngenta
Following the global merger of Novartis Agribusiness and
Zeneca Agrochemicals and formation of Syngenta, in November 2000, the name of
Novartis (Pakistan) Limited has changed to Syngenta Pakistan Limited.
Syngenta Pakistan Limited is the leading agribusiness of
Pakistan, marketing crop protection products and seeds.
Syngenta is committed to provide outstanding crop solutions
to growers to enable them to produce high quality profitable crop in a
Intel® Itanium™ Processor Fact sheet
The Intel® Itanium™ processor is the first in a family of
64-bit processors from Intel, enabling a broad choice of platforms and
applications for high-end, 64-bit servers and workstations at significantly
lower costs than proprietary offerings. Starting the week of May 29, 2001,
computer manufacturers will begin initial shipments of Intel Itanium-based
workstations and servers. Intel expects approximately 25 computer manufacturers
to market more than 35 Itanium-based system models throughout the year depending
upon individual production and validation schedules.
Intel Itanium Processor Milestones:
May 29, 2001: Intel announces initial shipments of
Itanium-based workstations and servers from approximately 25 computer
manufacturers throughout the year.
February 2001: Intel demonstrates the McKinley
processor and the 2001 Intel Developers Forum in San Jose.
October 2000: At the Intel eXCHANGE event, Intel
demonstrates initial end-user Itanium processor pilots and begins recording
July 2000: Intel and Microsoft announce the preview
release of the 64-bit Windows® operating system for the Itanium processor.
May 2000: Intel releases the Itanium™ Processor
Microarchitecture Reference Guide to the Internet for software developers that
details the functional behavior of the Itanium processor.
October 1999: Intel announces "Itanium™"
as the brand name for its first 64-bit processor, formerly code-named Merced.
The Itanium processor Family and Itanium Architecture also reflect future
processors and what was once called the EPIC Architecture.
August 1999: Intel demonstrates Linux and 64-bit
Windows* running on the Itanium processor for the first time and announced that
first engineering samples of the Itanium processor are being delivered to
June 1999: Intel and Hewlett Packard announce the
IA-64 Instruction Set Architecture.
May 1999: Intel as well as various corporate users and
several OEMs announce the Intel 64 Fund, a $250 million equity investment fund
for the development of software applications for high-end enterprise server and
November 1997: Intel and HP armounce EPIC-based
(Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing) Itanium architecture and discuss
IA-64 processor family roadmap beginning with Merced, now called Titanium".
June 1994: Intel and Hewlett Packard sign an agreement
to jointly develop a new 64-bit architecture focused on the server and
Facts about the Intel® Itanium™ procesor:
• Intel expects approximately 25 computer manufacturers to
market more than 35 Itanium-based system models throughout the year depending
upon individual production and validation schedules.
• The Itanium processor family includes support for four
operating systems — Windows XP, Linux (with four distributors), Hewlett
Packard's HP-UX and IBM's AIX-5L) and what is expected to be hundreds of
software applications throughout the rest of this year.
• Initial Itanium processor-based systems include 2 and 4
MB of L3 cache and frequency speeds of 800 and 733 MHz. Intel is also shipping
the Intel 460GX chipset for two-and four-way systems, and server and workstation
• Complimenting the Intelt® Xeon™ processor family,
Itanium-based system sales will target specific market segments. Including large
databases, data mining, e-Commerce security transactions, computer aided
engineering and high performance computing.
• Hundreds of companies are developing applications for the
Itanium Processor Family and a record number of companies are developing
technologies and products for the Itanium processor family — more than any
other 64-bit architecture.
• The Intel Itanium architecture is based on EPIC
(Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing) technology. Using EPIC, the Itanium
processor can perform up to 20 operations simultaneously.
• The Itanium processor shows world-class floating point
performance (up to 6.4 billion operations in one second) for rapid analysis of
business data mining applications and high performance computing.
• Itanium-based servers include special instructions to
speed security transactions, showing greater than 10-fold advantage over
similarly configured RISC-based systems.
• The Intel Itanium-based servers come equipped to directly
address 16 terabytes of information.
• Itanium-based servers can process up to 2.1 gigabytes per