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InfoWorld.com: IBM brings high-end AIX clustering software to Linux

Mar 20, 2001, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"Adding higher calliber bullets to its server gun pointed at Sun Microsystems, IBM on Tuesday announced it is bringing its high-end AIX clustering software, referred to as Blue Hammer, over to work under Linux."

"Backing up that announcement, IBM also said that its Beaverton, Ore.-based Linux laboratories plan to piece together customized Intel-based Linux clustering solutions for targeted markets, including ISPs/ASPs (application service providers) and the life sciences. The company hopes to start delivering such solutions sometime this summer."

"Our message here is we are moving away from delivering raw technology, where we ask customers to figure out for themselves what to do with it, to building the specific solution they want that best exploits clustering," said Dave Turek, vice president of Deep Computing with IBM's Web Server group in Armonk, N.Y.."

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