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QuickTransit Selected to Demonstrate First Public Preview of Intel's Most Powerful Microprocessor With Commercial Applications

Transitive® Corporation, the leading provider of cross-platform virtualization software that enables transportability of applications across processor and operating system pairs, today announced that its strategic business partner Intel decided to use Transitive's QuickTransit® software to demonstrate its next-generation 'Tukwila' microprocessor at the Intel Developer Forum event in Shanghai.

During its first public preview of the quad-core processor, which includes more than 2 billion transistors, Intel demonstrated a prototype system with Transitive's QuickTransit for Solaris™/SPARC®-to-Linux®/Itanium®, running sample enterprise workloads that were translated "on the fly" by QuickTransit. The new processor will become the flagship of Intel's Itanium range, with double the performance of the current dual-core Itanium 9100 series CPUs. The 'Tukwila' processor also features 30M of on-die cache, dual memory controllers and mainframe-class RAS capabilities.

"Transitive appreciates Intel's decision to use QuickTransit as a demonstration workload for the first public preview of its most powerful processor," said Ian Robinson, vice-president of marketing for Transitive. "This decision reflects the increasing awareness of cross-platform virtualization as a mainstream enterprise solution, and its suitability for large-scale, cost-effective workload consolidation on the latest hardware platforms."

Transitive's QuickTransit cross-platform virtualization solutions enable software applications to run on any hardware platform without any source code or binary changes, and at speeds comparable to native ports. By deploying QuickTransit on the latest enterprise server platforms, enterprise data center managers can replicate workloads that were previously tied to a single hardware platform and run them unmodified, without incurring the costs and delays of porting projects, and without disruption to end users. Furthermore, such comparatively easy workload replication can provide the basis for more cost-effective business continuity solutions, including disaster recovery, application scalability and dynamic workload re-balancing.

To address the most common customer deployment scenarios, Transitive offers three configurations of its QuickTransit enterprise product line: QuickTransit Workstation is intended for use on desktop and laptop PCs; QuickTransit Server is used for large-scale datacenter consolidation projects; and QuickTransit Legacy is a specialized version intended for application re-hosting from very old legacy hardware running operating system versions that are no longer supported. QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Solaris/x86-64, QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/x86-64 and QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Itanium are each available in all three configurations.

The complete QuickTransit product line is available from Transitive and its global distribution partners, which include HP, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Red Hat. Evaluation versions of QuickTransit can be downloaded from the Transitive Web site at:

Published Sunday, April 06, 2008 10:08 AM by David Marshall
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