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New Book by HP Labs Researchers Provides Authoritative Guide to IA-64 Linux Implementation

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February 2002

Hewlett-Packard Books and Prentice Hall PTR have published IA-64 Linux kernel: Design and Implementationby David Mosberger and Stéphane Eranian, senior research scientists at HP Labs.

The guide introduces the IA-64 architecture, instruction set and key features, and focuses on the Linux kernel subsystem including the virtual memory subsystem, device support and system performance monitoring. It also demonstrates how Linux for IA-64 makes the most of the IA-64's capabilities.

IA-64 Linux kernel: Design and Implementation

For more information about the book, go here.

About the authors:
David Mosberger is a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs. In early 1998, he founded the project to bring Linux to the IA-64 platform, later developing the first IA-64 version of the GNU C compiler and GNU toolchain. He has been serving as lead architect, developer, and gatekeeper of the IA-64 Linux kernel source code.

Stéphane Eranian is a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs. He has been working on the port of Linux to the IA-64 platform since late 1998. He is main architect of the kernel performance monitoring subsystem, and architect and maintainer of the Linux/IA-64 elilo boot loader.


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