LinuxPlanet: Linux Clusters Rev Up on PC Blades
Sep 15, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)
"When it comes to Linux clusters, mainframes have long drawn the
largest acclaim. Now, though, scientific and technical imaging
specialists such as Paradigm and Electro-Optical Sciences (EOS) are
praising the gains they're seeing from Linux clusters on PC
servers, even without blades.
"According to Mark Melenovsky, an IDC analyst, these two IBM
customers represent a couple of industry trends particularly
visible over the past year: a move to Linux-based PC servers, and
the rise of blade servers.
"IDC's latest quarterly numbers show that the overall server
market remained flat from Q2 2002 to Q2 2003 at about $11.7
billion, Melenovsky says. Meanwhile, however, spending on Linux
servers shot to about $650 million, a year-on-year gain of 39.5
percent, according to IDC. These statistics don't even include
mainframes running Linux on top of OS390 and zOS. 'We're basing our
numbers on the primary OS only,' he says..."