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Red Hat Ditches Itanium in Upcoming Enterprise Release

Dec 22, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Linux vendor Red Hat will not be supporting Intel's Itanium chip architecture for its next-generation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL) platform.

"RHEL 6 is still months away from a milestone release though, and as a result, current Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) Itanium customers have little to worry about. Red Hat is remaining committed to supporting Itanium on its current RHEL 5 platform until at least 2014.

"The move by Red Hat comes as the Itanium processor family, backed by Intel and HP, continues to remain robust, despite 2009's economic pressures and earlier predictions of the platform's demise."

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