SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Hyperthreading support for Intel's Xeon(tm) processors

May 28, 2002

Enhanced Linux performance and productivity for business customers to be seen at Intel Development Forum in Munich


SUSE Linux AG, one of the world's leading providers of the Linux operating system, announced today that their business focussed operating system SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 offers full hyperthreading support for Intel's Xeon(tm) processor family.

Optimized for Intel's Xeon(tm) processors, SUSE and the next generation of enterprise Linux users can take advantage of the processors enhanced capabilities suited for high performance servers and workstations. As such, Intel has been working closely with companies such as SUSE to optimise Linux performance with advanced Intel architecture platforms and to grow the adoption of Intel-based server worldwide.

Working Together with Intel

SUSE Linux has a long history in the open source operating system community. Established ten years ago, SUSE is one of the leading providers of open source solutions world wide, offering solutions and complete systems for Linux deployment in enterprise companies. Engineering teams from Intel and SUSE closlely collaborate to further enhance enterprise usability and scalability of SUSE Linux operating systems. Focused on providing increased performance for enterprise customers, SUSE and Intel engineering teams ensured that SUSE took advantage of the Intel´s latest development.

"SUSE goal is to create solutions in which hardware and software are perfectly tuned," says Gerhard Burtscher, CEO of SuSE. "The enhanced processing power offered by the Intel systems and the outstanding technology of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provide enterprise customers a technologically trendsetting complete solution."

The yearly release cycle of SUSE Linux enterprise Server ensures its customers long-term investment security and helps them plan more effectively. In addition to the yearly release, SUSE delivers patches and system improvements continuously without disrupting its clients' planning cycles. These maintenance services ensure the operating system is persistently secure, up to date and stable.

Another feature of the SUSE solution is that all system versions derive from one software build and one set of source code. This consolidated approach has enabled SUSE to offer language support across many languages such as Japanese, Korean, English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

Certified by and validated for leading enterprise applications such as and the Oracle 9i database further confirms SUSE presence, and reliability as leading provider of enterprise Linux solutions.

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