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Feb 16, 2007, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Mullins)
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) comes out in March.
What are some of the features that will move virtualization forward
and keep Red Hat competitive?
"RHEL5 is a scalable, full native 64-bit platform. In the second
quarter of 2005, there was a crossover point where more 64-bit x86
systems were sold than 32-bit systems. So there is this untapped
(64-bit) capability within the IT shops as many systems are still
running 32-bit applications on 64-bit systems. With RHEL5, we aim
to help allow IT and independent software vendors (ISVs) to realize
the power of 64-bit computing on these multicore architectures.
There is a lot of untapped capability in performance there so we
aim to help that..."