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ZDNet: Linux Paves Way for High-End Systems

Jan 30, 2003, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"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 servers.

"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..."

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