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ZDnet Australia: IBM Debuts New Linux-only Server

Dec 06, 2002, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"IBM has announced a new low-end server, its first Power processor-based system that can run the Linux operating system without needing IBM's AIX as well.

"IBM's pSeries machines already are available with Linux but have also required AIX, IBM's version of Unix. Now, as expected, Big Blue has modified Linux sufficiently that its p630 servers will start up without AIX.

"The p630 is the lowest-end product to use IBM's 64-bit Power4 processor, and Big Blue is positioning the product as a lower-cost Linux alternative to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based offerings..."

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