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Smart Partner: Intel says chips will spread the Linux gospel

Feb 01, 2001, 21:42 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Chipmaker goes on the offensive at LinuxWorld to convince developers that Itanium can make open-source software sing."

"Intel sought Thursday to enlist the help of open-source developers in pushing Linux and open-source software to their limits."

"During his keynote address Thursday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York, William Swope, vice president of Intel's architecture group, talked up the role of enterprise servers in furthering the growth and potential of open-source software."

"Swope attempted to rally the audience by defining the business opportunities for Linux. The opportunities are significant, especially "when the need outstrips the supply," he said. "You guys have got one of these (opportunities) in the data center."

"We're going to have to deal with the database," Swope said. "We're going to have to deal with both scale-up and scale-out."

"There's going to be mixing and matching of technologies. Who does that work so that it gets tested and validated?"

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