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Itanium allies make open source move

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Can an open source compiler give Intel's troubled server chip a lift?

In the newest of a series of moves to try to impart momentum to Intel's Itanium processor, allies backing the chip are funding work to improve a key programming tool.

Some of the $10 billion (£5.8bn) in five years that members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance are spending on Itanium market and technology development will go to Itanium-specific improvements to the GCC, or GNU Compiler Collection.

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