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Computerworld Australia: IBM Wants to Shrink the Linux Server Installed Base

Feb 20, 2007, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"IBM says the 1.6 million stand-alone Linux servers running in enterprise data centers is too many. It's not Linux IBM has a thing against; it's the physical server hardware running the operating system.

"To slim down Linux hardware deployments, IBM recently introduced a powerful Linux server--System p5 560Q. The device is the company's latest server virtualization workhorse, which IBM says can squeeze 320 stand-alone x86 Linux servers into a rack of p5 560Qs..."

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