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InfoWorld: Intel's Grove surprises Linux crowd with IA-64 demo

Aug 10, 1999, 22:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

[ Thanks to Con Zymaris for this link. ]

"During a LinuxWorld keynote here Tuesday, former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove made a surprise appearance and showed off what he claimed was the first public, albeit brief, demonstration of the much-anticipated IA-64 processor running the kernel expected to be used in a version of Linux designed for the forthcoming chip."

"The kernel, the first fruit of a consortium of companies code-named the Trillian Project, was used to show a very simple Web transaction. The consortium, led by Linux developer V.A.Linux Research, also includes technical contributions from Intel, Hewlett-Packard, SGI, Cygnus, and officially as of Monday, IBM."

"Grove said he expects that the IA-64, not expected to be delivered until late next year, will be primarily designed to power many larger corporations compute-intensive, mission-critical electronic-commerce applications. He said, however, that the first early samples of the 64-bit chip could be available "in the next few weeks."

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