Caldera Presents OpenLinux 64 Release 3.1 For Intel® ItaniumTM Processor-Based Systems
64-Bit Milestone Product Boasts Increased Stability and Robustness; Is Optimized for Server and Workstation Use on the Intel Itanium-based Systems; Simplifies Development and Enhances Deployment of Linux Applications
OREM, Utah—Oct. 30, 2001— Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced the availability of OpenLinux® 64 Release 3.1, a Linux system-based server and workstation product designed for 64-bit Intel® ItaniumTM processors. Utilizing 64-bit technology, OpenLinux 64 brings a new level of stability, scalability and robustness to the Linux platform.
“OpenLinux 64 on the Itanium processor represents a milestone in Caldera engineering,” said Drew Spencer, CTO, Caldera. “It is the first of many Caldera products that will take advantage of Intel’s next generation processor. Corporate developers, ISVs, VSPs, VARs, and early Itanium processor adopters using OpenLinux 64 will benefit from the vast amounts of memory and processing power Itanium supplies. In addition, OpenLinux 64 offers a powerful server and high-performance workstation for simple development and enhanced deployment of Linux applications.”
“Intel Itanium processors deliver higher levels of performance, scalability and availability, enabling customers to increase their competitiveness worldwide,” said Lisa Hambrick, director of Enterprise Processor Marketing, Intel. “With its support for Intel Itanium processors, Caldera OpenLinux 64 will also be able to deliver world-class service to its global customer and partner base.”
“Availability of Caldera’s OpenLinux 64 is an important step in bringing increased scalability and performance to Linux-based applications running on industry standard 64-bit architectures,” said Rick Becker, vice president, business development and OS marketing, Compaq Industry Standard Server Group. “Releases of 64-bit Itanium-based development platforms such as OpenLinux 64 align with Compaq’s commitment to enabling the development and porting of Itanium-based applications on ProLiant servers through the TrailBlazer program, and will be crucial as Linux continues to gain adoption in enterprise computing environments for demanding back end applications, such as databases.”
“Fujitsu welcomes the launch of OpenLinux 64 Release 3.1,” said Akira Ozora, general manager, Linux Division, Software Group, FUJITSU Ltd. “Caldera's OpenLinux distribution is ideal for developing large-scale high performance systems with large RAM capacity using Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor and is essential in promoting the use of Linux in business and R&D.”
“Fujitsu introduced the first PRIMERGY N4000 IA server that adopts Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor and is committed to delivering high performance large-scale systems using the Linux platform,” added Ozora. “In cooperation with Caldera, Fujitsu will continue to provide solutions to further expand Linux-based applications.”
OpenLinux 64 packages provide developers with a stable 64-bit Linux software foundation, which includes:
Licensing and Pricing
OpenLinux 64 is licensed on a per system basis. No restriction exists on the number of users who use or attach to the system. Licenses for regular OpenLinux 64 kits are initially available for $599; not-for-resale versions are $49.
OpenLinux 64 is available worldwide. The product may be purchased online by visiting http://shop.caldera.com/caldera/summary.jsp?collection=Software. Software is available now at ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/OpenLinux64.
Additional information regarding OpenLinux 64 may be found at http://www.caldera.com/products/openlinux64/. Questions regarding OpenLinux 64 and other Caldera products may be directed to Caldera at email@example.com.
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in “Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business.” Caldera was the first to create the “Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage” strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit http://www.caldera.com.
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LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
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