SuSE First With Linux Server OS for Opteron
SuSE Linux beats Red Hat to the draw with the announcement of the availability of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD 64.SuSE Linux A.G. has beaten enterprise competitor Red Hat Inc. to the draw and on Tuesday will announce the availability of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD 64, the first enterprise-ready Linux server operating system for the new to be launched at an event in New York Tuesday. For its part, Red Hat will preview at the launch a complete solution stack featuring a future 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server for the Opteron processor. But the Red Hat Enterprise Linux products for Opteron will only be released with the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due this fall. "We will deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the Opteron to cover all uses from workstations to mission-critical data center configurations. Opteron-based hardware with Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be able to run the many available 32-bit enterprise applications as well as high-performance next-generation 64-bit applications," a company spokeswoman said.
SuSE last month announced the availability of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for Intel Itanium. This lagged the availability of Red Hats Advanced Server and Advanced Workstation for Itanium 2, which ship in partnership with Hewlett-Packard Co.