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CNET News.com: IBM-led Unix effort in chip milestone

“Intel’s forthcoming 64-bit processor and an IBM-led effort to
prepare an operating system for the next-generation chip passed an
important milestone this week.”

“Monterey-64, an advanced version of Unix, has been up and
running on a prototype of Intel’s “Merced” chip since Monday, IBM
is expected to announce tomorrow, sources said.”

Monterey-64 is the combined product of operating system
software written by IBM, Sequent, and Santa Cruz Operation, each of
which have their own variants of Unix, while Merced is the flagship
of Intel’s effort to propagate its technology into more powerful
machines. Although the chip’s development schedule has slipped,
Intel says it is on track to debut in computers in
mid-2000.


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