SUSE Linux Provides Free Access To Compilefarm For Intel Itanium
SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open source operating system (OS) software, today introduced their free test environment for the new 64-bit architecture.
August 23, 2000
SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open source operating system (OS) software, today introduced their free test environment for the new 64-bit architecture. This environment is accessible through the Internet, allowing Application developers to test and adapt their Linux applications to the 64-bit-processor online.
By offering remote access to the compilefarm via the Internet, SUSE and Intel jointly support programmers in porting their Linux-applications to the IA 64-bit platform and its first processor, the Itanium.
Additionally, SUSE provides the preliminary version of the complete SuSE Linux 7.0 for iA-64 to be downloaded for free from its ftp server. SuSE Linux 7.0 for iA-64 is a complete operating system including a complete set of networking tools for programming and Internet/intranet applications for Linux. This offering, in conjunction with free access to the compilefarm, guarantees that SUSE Linux applications will deliver 64-bit offerings simultaneously with Intel's Itanium.
"Due to the close cooperation of the Linux-community with Intel engineers, we are able to port the core components of the Linux environment and support 64-bit performance at an early stage", explained Dirk Hohndel, CTO of SuSE Linux AG. "Linux early inclusion in the iA-64 development emphasizes the significance of the Linux OS in the enterprise market."
Interested software developers are invited and encouraged to register at http://www.suse.de/cgi-bin/ia64.pl to gain free access to the password protected iA-64 compilefarm. The complete downloadable version of SUSE Linux 7.0 for iA-64 is available, free of charge, at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ia64
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