IBM widens embrace of 64-Bit Linux

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IBM widens embrace of 64-Bit Linux

IBM has been a champion of Linux for several years – extolling the virtues of the open-source operating system running on its xSeries systems, which use industry-standard 32-bit Intel Corp. processors. But the company lately has been ramping up a major initiative to push Linux on its iSeries and pSeries servers, which use IBM’s family of Power processors, as a way to expand its reach, particularly as an entry point for 64-bit computing. A focal point of the strategy, dubbed Linux-on-Power, this year will be IBM’s PowerPC 970 processors.

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