Sun and Merced?

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 09:22:03 -0800

Remember all the reports last month how
HP and Intel were having trouble with
Intel's latest generation chip? I actually
prefer Solaris to Linux only because of the
availability of more commercial software.

64 bit computing is cool.


Intel, Sun to shake hands
By Margaret Kane
December 16, 1997 6:27 AM PST

Sun Microsystems Inc. and Intel Corp. are set to make a
group of announcements Tuesday concerning Intel's
64-bit chip architecture, code-named Merced.

The announcement will reportedly concern
cross-licensing of technologies, and an agreement by Sun
to port its Solaris operating system to Merced, which Intel
jointly developed with Hewlett-Packard Co.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the agreement calls
for a patent cross-licensing that will allow the two
companies to share semiconductor, computer-system
and software technologies. It said Sun is also expected to
adapt its version of the Unix operating system, called
Solaris, to run on Intel's Merced chip.

Merced is expected out in 1999.