HEWLETT-PACKARD ON Monday announced the formation of
the Gelato Federation, advancing its agenda to develop Intel's
64-bit Itanium processor family as a commodity chip platform for
the Linux operating system.
HP expects the Gelato Federation -- a former code name turned
working title -- to evolve into a worldwide organization that
advances Linux and Linux applications running on Intel's Itanium
"The next-generation commodity chip platform for Linux will be
Itanium. Today it's IA-32 -- Pentium-class -- chips," said Martin
Fink, general manager of HP's Linux systems operation.