"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
"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
"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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