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PRNewswire: Digital Factory and Compaq (Japan) Announce A Strategic Development Alliance for Linux

Jun 30, 2000, 20:22 (0 Talkback[s])

"Digital Factory Co., Ltd., Parent Company of Digital Factory USA, and Compaq Computer K.K. (Japan), announced a technical alliance regarding Digital Factory's Linux Distribution "Kondara MNU/Linux." Digital Factory and Compaq will jointly develop "Kondara MNU/Linux" to be optimized for the Alpha platform. "Kondara MNU/Linux" will establish its position as a high performance Linux distribution capable of exploiting Alpha's blazing fast processor performance. Furthermore, by co-developing with Compaq, a high performance and easy-to-use cluster system on "Kondara MNU/Linux," Digital Factory will be able to provide clustered and scalable computer systems for the hosting market such as ISP's, ASP's as well as the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) field."

"Kondara MNU/Linux" is developed concurrently on the Alpha and Intel platforms using Compaq's IA (Intel Architecture) Proliant(R) Server Family, which means Kondara is built to Compaq's hardware standards. Compaq will extensively support "Kondara MNU/Linux" and Digital Factory will expand on Compaq's technology to create Alpha platform applications parallel to Intel's. Together, both companies will share information and build a cooperative support system."

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