Compaq’s Tru64 UNIX, a 64-bit UNIX operating system, announced a successful port to Intel’s Merced processor pre-silicon software development environment.
Compaq boasts that it achieved the port in only four months – a full month ahead of its schedule. Compaq utilized Tru64 UNIX V5.0, the upcoming major new release of the operating system.
Tru64 UNIX is optimized to take full advantage of Merced’s capabilities and performance. All Tru64 UNIX key compilers, tools, storage and clustering technologies are planned for availability on IA-64 beginning with the Merced processor.
In addition, more than 5,600 64-bit UNIX applications currently developed for Tru64 UNIX can easily run natively at full-performance on Merced. With a simple recompile, these applications available today from leading ISVs can easily add support for Tru64 UNIX on Merced. No source code changes are required.
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