>>...There is no Intel software development emulator for the Itanium architecture.
I don't believe that Intel doesn't have it for internal purposes and I'm sure for 99.99% that it exists. Intel wouldn't spend billions of dollars on IA-64 technology without an emulator for Itanium processors. C++ compilers developers ( Intel & Microsoft ) also would need it since ICC versions 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 , VS 2005 / 2008, and several versions of MS Platform SDK have development environments for IA-64.
There is a thread at https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-software-development-tools-for-itanium-architecture/to... and take a look at a last post.
>>...There was a full system simulator for the Itanium architecture. But it was not Intel SDE and it was not application level...
I wonder if SDE / XED could be modified to emulate Itanium Instruction Set? I understand that this is not a simple task and I simply ask what else could be done.
Right now I've successfully installed and configured Intel C++ compiler version 11.0.075 for IA-64 on two Windows platforms. The problem is that I couldn't execute compiled codes since I don't have access to an Itanium machine. So, the easiest way to try these apps is an Itanium architecture emulator. Microsoft C++ compiler for IA-64 is also configured ( comes with VSs 2005 and 2008 ) but I would prefer to use Intel C++ compiler ( more explicit support and there are headers for intrinsic functions ).
I can't do the same for a Linux because Intel C++ compiler for IA-64 on Linux version 11.0.086 requires a real IA-64 platform.
>>...What is your actual objective, Sergey?
Ideally, it would be nice to have a real Itanium machine for all R&Ds related to EPIC.
A recent Intel Itanium 9700 series processor ( released in May 2017 ) will live for many years and I'd like to get an experience with Itanium architecture. I'm also very interested to try EPIC technology on some scientific problems.