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eWeek: Intel, HP post IA-64 developer's kit for Linux

Jun 13, 2000, 17:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

"Looking to fuel development of Linux-based applications for its upcoming 64-bit Itanium processor, Intel Corp. on Tuesday teamed with Hewlett-Packard Co. to post an IA-64 Linux Simulator, part of a software developer's kit available for free on the Web. The IA-64 Linux Simulator was developed by HP to enable developers to emulate the functionality of a Linux-based Itanium-powered machine using systems running currently available Pentium -- or IA-32 -- processors."

"While several major OS vendors have already announced support for the new chip -- including Microsoft Corp. (64-bit Windows), HP (HP-UX), IBM (Monterey64) and Novell Inc. (Modesto) -- the availability of Linux-based applications is seen as crucial to the chip's success."

"Broad availability of Linux applications is an important component of HP's Itanium processor-based server and workstation environment," said Mike Balma, director of marketing for HP's Open Source and Linux Operation."

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