Hewlett-Packard and Intel will announce with great fanfare the pending release of the Itanium 2 platform today, and you'll probably be able to read several stories with the two companies saying their new 64-bit architecture is going to breath new life into the Itanium line and kick the competition's butt. HP is also touting the Itanium 2 as a perfect match for Linux.
Mark Hudson, worldwide marketing manager for HP business critical systems, says the company is getting major interest from financial services and energy services companies and others interested in running Linux on the Itanium 2.
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