High Performance Linux News for May 17, 2000
SRO: Red Hat Leads The Way To 64-Bit Itanium Linux (May 17, 2000, 22:08)
"This edition, built within the Trillian Project, is the first
alpha public code release of a full 64-bit Linux from kernel to
drivers to such popular applications as Apache."
CNET News.com: Linux makes inroads into high-end computers (May 17, 2000, 20:34)
"Parallel actions by Hewlett-Packard, SGI and Red Hat are
combining to put major muscle into the development of Linux for
Intel's future flagship Itanium chip."
InfoWorld: IBM embraces Linux on the mainframe (May 17, 2000, 20:32)
"Further extending an olive branch to the open-source community,
IBM on Wednesday announced its formal support for the popular Linux
operating system on its S/390 line of servers after what Big Blue
officials called a groundswell of demand by users of the
ZDNet/Reuters: IBM mainframe comes Linux-ready (May 17, 2000, 18:38)
"The move was the latest in IBM's strategy to make all of its
major computer product lines Linux-ready."
LinuxPR: Red Hat Releases IA-64 Linux Distribution for Developers
(May 17, 2000, 15:24)
"Red Hat's release of pre-production tools and software
represents an important milestone in the development of the IA-64
VNU Net: IBM ships Linux for S/390 server (May 17, 2000, 14:24)
"...further technical work may be required if customers want to
run Linux and Oracle natively on the S/390 without the help of
IBM's own operating system or database. ...one unnamed telco has
thrown out 400 Sun web servers in favour of using Linux virtual
machines running on one S/390."
TheStandard: Linux Graduates to Mainframes (May 17, 2000, 14:13)
"If Linux can run on the biggest and baddest mainframe in the
world that Fortune 500 customers use to run their businesses, then
Linux is no longer just something to play with."
Silicon.com: IBM scales Linux to S/390 platform (May 17, 2000, 07:56)
"IBM said it has been taken by surprise by the popularity of the
Linux port, which has had 2,100 downloads since its posting on open
source Web site."
CNET News.com: Compaq pins Internet hopes on new server line [Wildfire] (May 17, 2000, 00:52)
"The high-end servers initially will come with OpenVMS or Tru64
Unix. Linux systems will be available later."