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Performance Computing: Intel In The Data Center: A Three-Trick Pony?

Jan 25, 1999, 01:28 (4 Talkback[s])

According to author Gregory C. Garry, the horse race for the Intel server market is between UnixWare, Solaris and Windows NT Server 4.0. Linux is not even in the race!

"Developments in the operating-system world, such as the rollout of Solaris 7, the availability of UnixWare 7, and commitments from ever-more UNIX vendors to develop programs for IA-64, are increasing the potential of Intel-based systems that run UNIX. Those systems present Intel with its best hope of deeper penetration into mission-critical and data-center environments."

"In the final analysis, the contemporary Intel Inside server world as it stands today offers three basic--albeit flawed--choices:

  • UnixWare (or OpenServer) on Intel
  • Solaris on Intel
  • Windows NT Server 4.0 on Intel..."

"If SCO can make UnixWare truly competitive with other UNIX offerings in a reasonable amount of time, Intel quickly will carve out a deeper slice of the data center... my money is on UnixWare."

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