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InfoWorld: HP scoops Gelato into Linux mix

Mar 12, 2002, 03:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Neel)
HEWLETT-PACKARD ON Monday announced the formation of the Gelato Federation, advancing its agenda to develop Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor family as a commodity chip platform for the Linux operating system.

HP expects the Gelato Federation -- a former code name turned working title -- to evolve into a worldwide organization that advances Linux and Linux applications running on Intel's Itanium chips.

"The next-generation commodity chip platform for Linux will be Itanium. Today it's IA-32 -- Pentium-class -- chips," said Martin Fink, general manager of HP's Linux systems operation.

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