HP And Intel Release IA-64 Developer's Kit For Linux

Free Kit to Accelerate Development of IA-64 Linux Applications

PALO ALTO, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 13, 2000 -- Hewlett-Packard Company and Intel Corporation today released a free IA-64 developer's kit that enables the Linux community to develop, test, debug and run IA-64 applications for the upcoming IntelŪ Itanium™ processor. HP is committed to delivering Itanium processor-based servers and workstations that will support Linux and other operating systems.

The development kit is unique because it contains an IA-64 Linux Simulator, developed by HP, that allows developers to use today's IA-32 systems (such as those powered by the PentiumŪ III processor) to emulate the functionality of a 64-bit Linux environment running on Intel Itanium processor systems. The kit also contains documentation and links to software libraries created by Intel.

The new developer's kit, which includes IA-64 Linux software tools, is expected to accelerate the arrival of IA-64 Linux-based applications into the marketplace.

"Broad availability of Linux applications is an important component of HP's Itanium processor-based server and workstation environment," said Mike Balma, director of marketing for HP's Open Source and Linux Operation. "HP's simulator gives ISVs and open source developers the opportunity to accelerate their ports to IA-64 and bring applications to market more quickly."

"We are pleased to be working with HP and the open source community to develop and distribute this new IA-64 Linux developer's kit," said Ron Curry, director of marketing for Intel's IA-64 Processor Division. "This effort is part of our ongoing commitment to delivering tools and related documentation that enable IA-64 software development."

Delivering Applications on Internet Time
The rise of the Internet and open source techniques for software development are creating new opportunities for speeding the rate at which new applications are delivered to the marketplace. The ability of developers to share, develop and test software applications live and across the Internet in a virtual environment has established a new software development model that can accelerate progress as compared to the traditional development model based primarily on actual silicon.

To meet the demands of this new Internet-based development environment, HP and Intel are distributing the new IA-64 Linux developer's kit as a free Internet software download available at www.software.hp.com/ia64linux or at http://developer.intel.com/design/ia-64/linux.htm.

About Intel
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

About HP
Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that's always on.

HP has 86,000 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.