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InfoWorld: 'Lintel:' The new frontier

Jul 31, 1999, 23:57 (13 Talkback[s])
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Jeremy Allison writes:

As I work at SGI (they pay me to develop Samba) I think it's really cool they're finally talking about some of the work on Linux that's been going on here for a *long* time.

"Operating system choices for the forthcoming IA-64 platform will become much more abundant when a group of vendors finishes collaborating on a port of Linux to Intel's 64-bit architecture."

"The 'Lintel' effort, known as the Trillian Project and funded by Intel, is currently being cobbled together by a consortium led by Linux developer V.A. Linux Systems. It includes Hewlett-Packard, SGI, Intel, and Cygnus, and will soon include IBM. The first open-source code should be available early next year, or about the time Intel's IA-64 chip -- Merced -- is ready."

"'The goal is to bring it to open source within the next six months, and the code is on track,' said Brian Biles, vice president of marketing at V.A. Linux Systems, in Sunnyvale, Calif."

"The genesis of the Trillian Project was an agreement earlier this year between Intel and V.A. Linux Systems to deliver a version of Linux for the high-end IA-64 server and workstation markets."

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