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Enterprise Computing: Sun works with simulated Merced chip

“Sun Microsystems has a version of its Solaris 7 operating
system up and running on an early simulation of Intel’s
next-generation Merced chip, Sun said today.”

“Sun isn’t the only company porting its version of Unix to the
64-bit Intel architecture, called IA-64. Compaq Computer, Silicon
Graphics, and Hewlett-Packard, among others, have embarked on a
similar strategy. Linux OSes will also likely be tuned for
Merced.”

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