The Official Home Page of the IA-64 Linux Project

Logo concept from Simo Sorce

The IA-64 Linux Project, formerly known as the Trillian Project, was started in May 1999 with the goal of creating a Linux port for IA-64 that would be available to the Open Source community at or before the Itanium(tm) processor launch. The IA-64 Linux Project includes representatives from: Caldera Systems, CERN, Debian, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, NEC, Red Hat, SGI, SuSE, TurboLinux, and VA Linux Systems. Please visit this site for updates on IA-64 Linux.

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The official mailing list, linked above, is down right now and there is no firm date for when it will be back up. In the meantime a backup list has been set up. We will use this list until the old one is running again (and potentially we will migrate all traffic over to the new list).

The IA-64 Linux Kernel

Download the latest source code at

Checkout the IA-64 Linux To-Do List and the IA-64 GCC performance improvement projects.

IA-64 Linux Distributions

  • Caldera Systems (initial release 8/4/00) Download at
  • Debian (initial release 8/10/01) Download at
  • Red Hat (initial release 5/17/00) Download at
  • SuSE (initial release 6/13/00) Download at
  • TurboLinux (initial release 3/13/00) Download at

    IA-64 Linux Developer Resources

  • HP/Intel: IA-64 Linux Simulator (initial release 6/13/00) Download at
  • Red Hat: GNU Toolchain (initial release 2/16/00) Download at

  • Caldera: Itanium NetFarm available at
  • Red Hat: IA-64 Netfarm (initial release 7/17/00) Visit
  • SuSE: Free access to compilefarm for Intel Itanium (initial release 08/23/00) Visit
  • VA Linux Systems: Sourceforge Itanium(tm) processor Prototype Compilefarm (initial release 5/26/00) Visit

    Other Useful Links

  • Minutes of the GCC IA-64 Summit held on June 6, 2001 (posted 6/25/01 - text).
  • IA-64 Linux Kernel Internals presentation from Feb 2000 IDF and Stanford University Seminar (posted 3/7/00 - PDF format)
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (Updated 2/2/00 - PDF format)
  • Trillian Press Conference Presentation (2/2/00 - PDF format)
  • View the IA-64 Tutorial (803K, PDF format) from Sverre Jarp of CERN.
  • IA-64 Linux logo competition and entries