MySQL Bolsters Support for Itanium 2

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2004-01-07 Print this article Print

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."
MySQL already runs on other HP-UX platforms, IBM AIX, Sun Microsystem Inc.s Solaris, major Linux distributions, Mac OS X, Novell Inc.s NetWare and Microsoft Corp.s Windows. Both MySQL 4.0, the production version, and MySQL 4.1, the development version, can be downloaded from MySQLs site. The development version is intended for testing by the open-source user community.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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