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Network World: Red Hat releases IA-64 Linux distribution

May 18, 2000, 21:08 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack McCarthy)

"Red Hat this week released alpha source code to enable software developers to build applications for Intel's IA-64 architecture based on Red Hat's Linux distribution."

"With the open-source distribution source code, developers will be able to create Linux-based programs for Itanium, Intel's first 64-bit processor based on its IA-64 architecture, which is expected to power high-end servers and workstations. Itanium is due to go into production in the third quarter of this year...."

"A lot of issues have been raised about the scalability of Linux in the high-end environment," London said. "This [source code release] is going to enable a high-end, intensive computing environment."

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