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InfoWorld: LinuxWorld: IBM to unveil 64-bit Linux server

Jan 31, 2001, 16:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

[ There appears to be a discrepancy between "64-bit" in the headline, which would imply use of a processor like Intel's Itanium, and "64-way" in the lead paragraph, which would imply 64 processors in one server; either way it could be big Linux news - LT ed. ]

"Heading a patchwork of announcements here at LinuxWorld Expo, IBM on Wednesday will unveil plans for a 64-way server that is intended to help corporate users bridge their lower-end Intel-based systems and mainframes. The forthcoming server, the eServer x340, will be the first to fully exploit the new Linux Applications Environment (LAE)."

"With the new server, corporate customers will be able to scale from a single Intel processor-based server to a mainframe, maintaining the same class of reliability as the company's line of eServers, company officials said."

"IBM will support LAE in its recently opened Linux Competency Center in Beaverton, Ore. That will aid software developers in testing applications to run on the LAE."

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