"Making sure it gets a running start at the Intel-based
64-bit desktop market, IBM is readying its first Itanium-based
workstation and currently has 209 applications certified to run on
"Code-named Rattler, the system is expected to be positioned at
the top of IBM's Z-Pro workstation line, with company officials
expecting to ship it in on the first day the 64-bit chip is
available. That is now expected to be in late January or early
"The upcoming system can hold up to two processors and will be
available with Microsoft's Windows 2000 and its successor,
Whistler, when the latter becomes available sometime next
"IBM also plans to offer the system with versions of Linux from
the top four providers: Red Hat, Caldera Systems, Turbolinux, and
SuSE. IBM is also testing it with its AIX 5L operating system,
formerly known as Monterey."
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