Alias|Wavefront announced that they would be developing a version of their
Maya software for Intel's forthcoming IA-64 Itanium processor, and
Microsoft's 64-bit Windows NT operating system. The IA-64 operating system
uses a 64-bit architecture and offers the robust performance required by
data-intensive 3D visualizations and computer graphics. Alias|Wavefront is
among the first software developers to port their software to Itanium, and
in doing so it will allow its customers to take full advantage of the speed
and flexibility IA-64 has to offer. Alias|Wavefront's Maya will be
certified on workstations from a number of industry leading hardware
vendors who have announced plans for the production of IA-64 systems.
Itanium will be released in the second half of 2000, no doubt along with a
newly optimized version of Maya.