David Mosberger, developer of the initial GCC port to IA-64 and lead
kernel architect for Linux on IA-64, tells us why you should care
about Intel's new 64-bit chip. David joined an Internet research
group within Hewlett Packard in 1997, and a few years later began to
contribute to the Itanium port, where he is now lead kernel architect.
Since 1988, he has written the first IA-64 back end for the GNU
Compiler Collection (GCC), wrote much of the IA-64 toolchain support,
and implemented much of the IA-64-specific parts of the Linux kernel.