Hewlett Packard said this week it would delay shipping Unix systems based on Intel's forthcoming Merced processor until customers were comfortable with performance and migration issues.
The company would initially ship Windows NT 5.0 systems based on the new processor when it is brought to market - according to Intel some time in late 1999.
HP will eventually phase out its PA-Risc Unix architecture in favour of the binary compatible Merced to run HP/UX, but this would not be for a few years after Merced's arrival, the company said.
Could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to wearable tech
Don't require the rare material being mined from the mountains of South America
IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence
Found by calculating the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars