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OpenVMS boots on Integrity system

Major milestone reached with OpenVMS up and running on Itanium®-based system

HP has announced that, following a successful boot on January 31, 2003, at 3:31 p.m. EST, its OpenVMS operating system is now running on the Intel® Itanium® architecture. This accomplishment represents a significant milestone towards completing the port of OpenVMS to the Intel® Itanium® architecture. HP expects that the port will be available to early developers in June and a full production version for general availability to HP OpenVMS customers will be available in the first half of 2004.

An estimated 400,000 servers run OpenVMS, which just celebrated twenty-five years of engineering excellence. When the port to the Intel Itanium architecture is completed, OpenVMS customers will have a choice of staying with the AlphaServer platform or moving to the industry-standard Itanium® platform. HP is working closely with industry-leading software vendors like Oracle, BEA, BMC Software and Computer Associates to fully port OpenVMS environments and application portfolios to Itanium-based enterprise systems. The vast majority of HP OpenVMS ISV partners already have plans to port their applications to OpenVMS on the Itanium® architecture.

OpenVMS Boot Contest Winners

Nine of the countless customers and partners participating in the OpenVMS Boot Contest predicted the correct day, with Geoff Bryant of Process Software estimating closest to the actual event-just a minute off. Congratulations, Geoff!

» Complete list of winners

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