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NewsBytes: Linux For IA-64 Gets Added Push From HP & Intel

Aug 02, 2000, 20:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joel D Pinaroc)

"Linux, the open source operating system expected to play a major role in the upcoming IA-64 computing environment, is getting an added "push" from Hewlett Packard and Intel Corp. by way of the IA-64 Developer's Kit for Linux, which the two companies recently announced."

"The IA-64 Developer's Kit for Linux is said to enable the growing community of Linux developers to "develop, test, debug and run" IA-64 applications for the upcoming Itanium processor from chip giant Intel."

"The kit, according to HP and Intel officials, is unique because it contains an IA-64 Linux "simulator," developed by HP, allowing developers to use IA-32 systems to "emulate" the functionality of a 64-bit Linux environment. A complementary documentation and links to software libraries, created by Intel, is also included in the kit."

"The broad availability of Linux applications is an important characteristic of HP's Itanium processor-based server and workstation environment," said Ganesh Ayyar, director of marketing for HP Asia Pacific."

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