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May 1 2008: Fedora 9 beta for ia64 released!! See the announcement and release notes .
This page describes the ia64 (aka Itanium) variant of Fedora. The ia64 CPU is used in high end servers built by HP , SGI, NEC, Fujitsu, Unisys, Hitachi and Bull. This is not to be confused with x86_64 or em64t which are 64 bit extension of the x86 processor. While early versions of ia64 had the ability to run x86 binaries current models only allow x86 binary compatibility via software emulation.
Architecture Maintainer Team
- Doug Chapman HP (ia64 arch lead)
- Yi Zhan Intel (build+release master)
- George Beshers SGI
- Prarit Bhargava Red Hat
- Jes Sorensen SGI
- Tim Yamin
Questions and comments about Fedora-ia64 can be directed to:
- Fedora-ia64 mailing list: [[MailTo(fedora DASH ia64 DASH list AT redhat DOT com)]
- Fedora-ia64 IRC channel: FreeNode #fedora-ia64
Current Status of Fedora-ia64
We have released an ia64 beta for Fedora 9!!!!
See the announcement and release notes .
Current issues can be seen by looking at the fedora-ia64 tracker bug in bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=fedora-ia64
Known issues and workarounds for rawhide builds on ia64
We have a list of workarounds for some known issues . Please look over this list if you run into problems. If your problem is not resolved by the items there please let us know.
We currently have 3 Intel systems which were donated by the Itanium Solutions Alliance (ISA) for our build servers. We will soon be adding a MSA60 disk array and P800 SmartArray controller donated by HP to fulfill our storage needs.
Details on sandbox systems, availability of vendors' sandbox system farms, etc., will be announced soon.