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InfoWorld: Red Hat CTO to showcase mammoth Linux-based peer-to-peer network

Feb 13, 2001, 17:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"A number of startup companies will be making their public debut at this week's O'Reilly Peer to Peer Conference in San Francisco, but Linux vendor Red Hat will be presenting details of a real-world p-to-p (peer-to-peer) application at one of the world's biggest Linux installations."

"Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat, this week will present a white paper at the conference on an application being developed by Japanese retailer Lawson. Lawson made headlines in October when it ordered 15,000 IBM servers running Linux for its chain of convenience stores in Japan."

"I am really excited that [Lawson] has built a p-to-p architecture using Linux as the main OS," Tiemann said. "Their short-term plan is, they are going to have something like 200 terabytes of data connected in a p-to-p architecture among all those machines."

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