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Hewlett-Packard has prepped a new version of its HP-UX operating system for the Itanium 2 chip, and lo and behold there's even software to run on it.

With HP-UX 11i v2, HP now has the same version of its Unix OS available for both the Itanium 2 and PA-RISC chips. Keeping HP-UX up-to-date for Itanium is key for HP, as it hopes to move users off of PA-RISC and onto to Intel's 64bit chip over the next few years.

To pull off this Herculean task, HP needs a vast stable of software ready for HP-UX as the Itanic voyage begins. The HP marketing team responded to this challenge by issuing a complementary press release to the HP-UX announcement that reeled off one ISV after another.

HP called the latest supporters "newly committed" application vendors. Apparently, prepping software for Itanic has landed a few ISVs in the loony bin.

Questions of their mental stability aside, Baan, Borland Software, Check Point, Critical Path, Quest, i2 Technologies and Schlumberger are just a few of the companies that agreed to sign on as new recruits.

Come next year, HP will throw in some more software of its own into HP-UX. The company is working to add Compaq's clustering tools into the OS and offer an advanced file system.

Having a strong Unix offering for Itanic will be key for both HP and Intel. Sun Microsystems and IBM clearly do not plan to port their flavors of Unix to Itanic anytime soon. Without an adequate high end operating system, Itanic users will miss out on some of the perks derived from buying top-of-the-line kit. ®

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