MySQL Bolsters Support for Itanium 2
The production version of the open-source database now supports 64-bit Intel Itanium 2 on HP-UX, Linux and Windows.MySQL AB is getting a firmer grasp on 64-bit computing: The company on Tuesday announced that it is porting its open-source database to take advantage of additional OSes running atop Intel Corp.s 64-bit Itanium 2 processor. The current version of MySQL, 4.0, has added support for HP-UX 11.1 v2; Version 4.1 (available as a developer release) will also run on Windows.
The Uppsala, Sweden, company quoted Intel Corp.s Alastair McKeeman, technical director of Intel EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), in a release. McKeeman described the MySQL database on an Itanium 2-based platform as a "smart formula for yielding value and performance from heavy-duty applications."