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Transitive's QuickTransit Virtualization Software For Linux

Hardware Platforms Provide Significant Performance Improvements For Existing Software Applications

Transitive Corporation, provider of software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system (OS) pairs,  announced the first two products in a series of new QuickTransit products that are being developed as part of its new Solaris/SPARC Migration Initiative:

-- QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Xeon and

-- QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Itanium

The new products are the first results of the collaboration with Intel announced in March of this year to accelerate the migration from RISC-based platforms to Intel-based platforms, and they allow Solaris/SPARC applications to run without any source code or binary changes on Linux/Xeon- and Linux/Itanium 2-based servers respectively. The products dramatically reduce the barriers IT organizations face when migrating Solaris/SPARC workloads to Linux/Xeon- and Linux/Itanium 2-based servers. Additional future products in the series will allow Solaris/SPARC applications to run on various other hardware platforms.

"One of the biggest obstacles to migrating from one server to another is getting your internally developed and commercial applications ported to the new server," said Bob Wiederhold, President and CEO of Transitive Corporation. "In a large IT organization this can take years to accomplish. Since Solaris/SPARC applications can now run on your target platform without the burden of porting, this migration barrier is eliminated and IT organizations can immediately realize the full benefits of their new strategic server platform."

Transitive's QuickTransit hardware virtualization products allow Solaris/SPARC applications to run with full functionality, transparent interactive and graphics performance, and computational performance that is typically faster than the fastest Solaris/SPARC machines. The use of software applications running through QuickTransit is completely transparent to the end-user and easily managed by IT system administrators. Commercial and in-house software development teams can easily support their applications running through QuickTransit because no source code or binary changes are required.

Transitive expects to deliver the first of the new products, QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Xeon, in Q3 2006. The second product, QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Itanium, is expected to be available by the end of the year 2006. The products will be available to end-users through Transitive's direct sales force as well as through computer companies, systems integrators, and IT services companies. Specific distribution partners are expected to be named in the next few months.

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enterprise open source news desk 06/27/06 12:28:54 PM EDT

Transitive announced the first two products in a series of new QuickTransit products that are being developed as part of its new Solaris/SPARC Migration Initiative: QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Xeon and QuickTransit for Solaris/SPARC-to-Linux/Itanium. The new products are the first results of the collaboration with Intel announced in March of this year to accelerate the migration from RISC-based platforms to Intel-based platforms, and they allow Solaris/SPARC applications to run without any source code or binary changes on Linux/Xeon- and Linux/Itanium 2-based servers respectively.

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