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AllLinuxDevicesPR: Force and Lineo Partner to Provide High Availability Linux Solution

Jan 31, 2001, 12:18 (0 Talkback[s])

"Force Computers, a Solectron company (NYSE:SLR) and a leader in embedded computing, today announced a partnership with Lineo, Inc., a provider of embedded Linux solutions, to develop a Linux cluster solution with High Availability features for mission-critical applications. Branded the Force Availix Platform 8-i500, this unique Linux operating system-based cluster solution demonstrates Force's capabilities to integrate CompactPCI technology with third-party hardware and software to provide embedded systems for differing availability requirements."

"The Force Availix Platform brings enhanced reliability to mid-range CompactPCI applications with redundant features such as cluster controller boards, RAID controllers, hot-swappable power supplies, as well as 2 x 36GByte hot-swappable RAID disks and a redundant fan option for increased availability and serviceability. The system can scale to seven Pentium III processor-based single board computers (SBCs) and supports CompactPCI HA Hot Swap."

"Force is partnering with Lineo to provide a CompactPCI-Linux solution that meets the demands of ISPs, ASPs and telecommunications companies for scalable computing power on a highly available platform," said Achim Apel, vice president of Force Computers Service Division. "Combining Lineo's Availix clustering software and HA Arbiter hardware with our CompactPCI technology provides an ideal platform for Web serving, e-mail and other server-based Internet applications at an attractive price."

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