HP announced new tools and programs to help customers take further advantage of open source and Linux in their data centers. Announced at LinuxWorld 2007, the offerings include the "open sourcing" of the HP-developed Parallel Compositing Library visualization software, which enables customers to leverage previously unused compute power to visualize complex data sets.

Further expanding the ways customers can reap benefits from Linux and open source in their IT environments, HP added Xen and guest operating system support for Debian to its recently launched HP Partner Virtualization Program, and the company broadened its pay-per-use pricing offering with Linux running on HP Integrity servers.

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