Japanese giants Hitachi and NEC are expected to license Hewlett Packard's HP/UX Unix operating system for future Intel based servers.
The move will come as the Unix wars hot up, with Sun netting Siemens Nixdorf for its Solaris variant yesterday. Solaris is also used by the third member of the Japanese big three, Fujitsu.
All three aim to build mainframe class servers based on Intel's IA-64 architecture, initially the Merced processor, running Unix. They currently have their own Unix implementations, but are looking to support de facto standards.
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