HP announced Odyssey, a project that will unify its Itanium/Unix and x86/Windows/Linux architecture. Full details at X-bit Labs.
HP has announced “Odyssey”, a project that promises to redefine the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap that will unify Unix and x86 server architectures to bring industry-leading availability, increased performance and uncompromising client choice to a single platform.
“Clients have been asking us to expand the mission-critical experience that is delivered today with HP-UX on Integrity to an x86-based infrastructure. HP plans to transform the server landscape for mission-critical computing by using the flexibility of HP BladeSystem and bringing key HP technology innovations from Integrity and HP-UX to the x86 ecosystem. Unlike the competition, HP offers an open, integrated, single platform approach,” said Martin Fink, senior vice president and general manager of business critical systems at HP.