ZDNet: Linux Paves Way for High-End Systems
Jan 30, 2003, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
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"Linux took a step forward in high-end servers with the recent
adoption of software that should help IBM, NEC, SGI and others use
the open-source operating system better in multiprocessor
"The improvement adds some support in Linux for nonuniform
memory access, or NUMA, a design for higher-end servers with many
processors. Linus Torvalds, the original creator of the operating
system and still its top authority, accepted the update this month
into version 2.5, the current test version of the software.
"The change should help to keep Linux competitive with
Unix--many versions of which already include the feature--and with
Microsoft's Windows, which is due to receive it in April..."