Release of Java Standard Edition Benefits Itanium(R) Ecosystem

The Itanium(R) Solutions Alliance is pleased to recognize the collaborative effort between Intel and Sun Microsystems to port Sun’s Java(TM) Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) to Itaniumbased systems. Now generally available, Java SE 6 for Itanium furnishes a robust Java development platform for Itanium-based solutions for both Windows and Linux environments.

The Java release offers significant performance gains over the previous version, including improvements in the Java HotSpot virtual machine and Java class libraries. Java developers are encouraged to download the updated development kit and start creating the next generation of applications that harness the performance, reliability and scalability of Itanium-based systems. The latest JDK for Sun Java SE 6, which includes support for Itanium, is ready for download from the Sun Developer Network at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.