Project will require briallinat engineering, says MIT professor
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Costs are high, analysts agree
Compaq Computer Corp.'s decision to drop Tru64-Unix development on Intel Corp.s forthcoming IA-64 chip architecture evoked a mixed reaction from users today.
Sun Microsystems will make an early version of its Solaris operating system for Intel's forthcoming IA-64 architecture available to key software vendors by the fourth quarter
Microsoft announcement casts shadow on Compaq's assurances to provide 64-bit NT support on Alpha
All the major Unix vendors are on track to deliver IA-64 versions of their operating systems by the time Intel starts shipping its Merced chip next year.
Court's order prohibits HP from using the letters "MC" in products
Hardware makers are joining the horde of vendors betting that future users will increasinglay want to rent rather than own many core applications. But there's little sign yet that users, especially larger ones, have started doing that in any widespread manner.
Guide available on both companies' Web sites
Will level of service and support be maintained?
Alpha chips cheaper, but perhaps not cheap enough