"It's anyone's guess whether Intel's upcoming
super-processors, the 64-bit parts known as IA-64, will begin to
make headway against the RISC-based chips that have traditionally
dominated the high-end Unix market. But IBM isn't waiting around to
"Instead the Big Blue is pushing ahead with its Unix project
called AIX 5L (formerly codenamed Monterrey) -- one of the few Unix
flavours that will definitely be available for IA-64 chips when
they begin to appear this autumn. (The other big Unix-on-IA-64
contender is Hewlett Packard's, and several Linux distributions
have also been announced.)"
"At the server conference Forum 2000 Tuesday, co-hosted by IBM's
AIX 5L partner Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), a senior IBM executive
touted the operating system's benefits before a crowd of resellers
from around the world. First of all, he said, it will be available
-- unlike the Solaris-on-IA-64 from Sun Microsystems, which a SCO
executive called "a non-event in the industry."
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