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The Register: Compaq extends Linux on AlphaServers

Nov 28, 2000, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Gary Kerrison, AlphaServer product marketing manager, said that, despite a notable lack of publicity, Alpha was the first Risc-based architecture on which Linux was available and that AlphaServers running Linux are widely deployed, particularly in high performance technical computing markets. This includes distributions including SuSe and TurboLinux, as well as Red Hat, he added."

"Kerrison added that users would deploy Linux on Alpha when they needed "every ounce of performance" from the operating system, or what he described as "extreme Linux". The availability of Red Hat Alpha Deluxe means it is qualified to run on specified AplhaServers, Kerrison added."

"In essence as Linux matures with features like increased scalability that will be delivered with the 2.4 kernel, Compaq wants improve its standing in the Linux marketplace both with its own users and software developers. Last year, Compaq and Red Hat agreed to develop interoperability between Compaq Tru64 Unix and Red Hat Linux; and Compaq recently added Linux driver support."

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