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Having been using Ross Johnson's wonderful POSIX Win32 port for some time now, I was surprised to find an ia64/Win32 port didn't exist. In thinking about it further, with the announcement that Microsoft was phasing out Itanium support nearly 4 years ago to the day, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

For those that are stuck with an ia64/Win32 project or are just now wanting to mess around with the platform, you can download the latest (at the time of this writing is 2.9.1) pThreads for ia64 port I did. The pre-compiled dll is in the Pre-built.2\dll\ia64 folder and the pre-compiled lib is in the Pre-built.2\lib\ia64 folder. Also included is the VS2013 solution (originally there was only a VC++ 6.0 Workspace file).

In a future post I will detail my experience with Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium on my HP zx2000 Itanium 2 machine, along with native ia64/Win32 releases of jcBench and jcDBench.