IBM Annouces Plans to acquire Transitive

As is the way with these things, public comment is full of legal trip-wires, none of which I propose to activate. Suffice to say that today IBM announced plans to acquire Transitive, who provide the core technology for PowerVM Lx86.

We’ve also done due dilligence on the patents and copyrights for the Intel SSE Instruction set and will be looking at how we can upgrade the level of Intel support provided in Lx86.

1 Response to “IBM Annouces Plans to acquire Transitive”


  1. 1 Andrew Trossman December 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Dude,
    I just saw some blogs about you leaving. Sorry to hear that. I still have to read through the blogs, but I had to send my regards. I hope this becomes a good thing for you. Keep in touch.

    Andrew


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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I'm an information technology optimist.


I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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