Red Hat Announces Early Release of Source Code for Intel Itanium Processor Platform

Red Hat has announced the availability of an early release of the Red Hat source code for the forthcoming Intel Itanium processor platform targeting high-end servers and workstations.

This distribution enables the development of IA-64 software for the most intensive computing environments, from high performance design automation to enterprise level databases. The pre-production version will include the Red Hat/Cygnus compiler and tool kit. It is based on the tools and kernel developed by the Trillian project, a group of companies that include Red Hat, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Caldera, CERN, SuSE, TurboLinux and SGI. The full release of Red Hat's offering will coincide with the IA-64 hardware availability from Intel. This press release is newsworthy for a news site that is focused on free software and open source as it highlights the importance of Red Hat in the development of the IA-64 Linux platform, and its position as the leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions.