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LinuxPlanet: IBM Package Expand Grids on Linux (and Elsewhere)

Aug 31, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In a move hailed by some analysts as an 'industry first,' IBM has rolled out the Grid and Grow offering, an attempt to expand the market for grid computing on Linux and other platforms with flexible, preconfigured bundles of hardware, middleware and services priced as low as US$49,000.

"'Many companies recognize the advantages of grid computing, but they also perceive it as complex. They're willing to put in a Linux-based environment, but they want to introduce (the new operating environment) in a nondisruptive way,' according to Al Bunshaft, IBM's VP of sales and business development for IBM's Grid and Virtualization arm..."

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