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Enterprise Systems: IBM Touts Linux-on-zSeries Grids

Apr 18, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Swoyer)

"Last month, IBM Corp. touted new Linux-on-zSeries offerings from SuSE Linux AG, Platform Computing Inc. and DataSynapse Inc.

"Big Blue has had some success selling mainframe hardware in support of grid computing applications--most notably, to the University of Florida--and, analysts say, is apparently positioning z800 and z900 mainframe hardware for use in specialized grid computing environments.

"In this respect, IBM can point to a range of grid computing solutions that are now available for Linux-on-zSeries. SuSE, for example, has for some time offered a Linux distribution designed to run on top of Big Iron, first for IBM’s S/390 mainframes and now for its zSeries systems as well..."

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