Linux seller Red Hat has released version 7.1 of its operating system, incorporating advances made possible by Intel's new Itanium chip. Version 7.1 includes a host of improvements to the installation process and included software, the Durham, N.C. company said Monday.
The $499 package includes 30 days of support and 6 months of alerts software updates. The software supports as much as 64GB of memory, one of the improvements the 64-bit Itanium made possible compared with earlier 32-bit Intel chips. Red Hat 7.1 is optimized for servers with as many as eight CPUs, Red Hat said.