I just saw this on Tomshardware(.com) guide
Torvalds, Transmeta to release open-source Mobile Linux
Transmeta Corp.'s Mobile Linux, developed under the direction of Linux founder and arbiter Linus Torvalds, will soon be released to the open-source community. The software was written for devices without hard disks, such as mobile Internet appliances, and optimized for the Crusoe processor.
Transmeta plans to launch a 1GHz Crusoe processor TM 5800, this year, according to Transmeta CEO Dave Ditzel.
Transmeta To Launch 1-GHz Crusoe This Year
(02/02/01, 11:27 a.m. ET) By Paula Rooney, CRN
Transmeta plans to launch a 1-GHz Crusoe processor by the year's end.
During his LinuxWorld presentation Thursday, Transmeta CEO Dave Ditzel said the microprocessor startup will later this year launch the TM 5800, which will run at up to 1 GHz while offering similar battery life and power-consumption capabilities as its predecessors.
The San Jose, Calif., company has released three Crusoe chips in its first year of business that offer performance ranges of between 333 MHz and 700 MHz.
Transmeta Corp. (stock: TMTA) is also working with a number of companies on Crusoe-based servers, including RLX Technologies, formerly known as Rocket Logix, which was founded by a group of former Compaq Computer Corp. (stock: CPQ) server engineers, Ditzel said.
"There are a number of companies working on a new breed of servers with hundreds of [Crusoe] processors on a single rack," he said.
Ditzel added that the power consumption features of Crusoe are in great demand, given the recent spate of power blackouts in California.
"Exodus can't grow their data center without taking more electricity," Ditzel said of the largest electricity consumer in the state.