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PRNewswire: StockTalkLive.com Selects VA Linux Professional Services and Servers...

Jun 22, 2000, 20:17 (0 Talkback[s])

"StockTalkLive.com (STL) (www.stocktalklive.com) and VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced that StockTalkLive.com has selected VA Linux Professional Services to port its streaming applications to Linux. StockTalkLive.com is using several dozen ultra-dense VA Linux servers to power its streaming stock quotes (from Standard and Poor's), as well as its live audio and video financial broadcasts, with plans to add more VA Linux servers as it expands its Internet infrastructure."

"Scalability and reliability are essential for interactive Internet broadcasts with large audiences, particularly in the online financial community. StockTalkLive.com's vision is to scale our streaming infrastructure to support over 1,000,000 simultaneous users," said Eric Barash, president and COO of StockTalkLive.com. "VA Linux Professional Services has done a superb job of porting our streaming applications to Linux, scaling the number of users supported per processor, and optimizing the performance of our applications on VA Linux servers. We look forward to continuing to work with VA's Linux and Internet experts as we expand the financial news and information services we offer to our users."

"As a growing number of companies such as StockTalkLive.com choose to move their Internet applications to Linux, VA Linux Professional Services is providing focused expertise to help them make the most of the reliability, scalability and flexibility of the Linux operating system," said Robert Russo, general manager and senior vice president of worldwide field operations, VA Linux Systems. "VA Linux Professional Services is pleased to work with StockTalkLive.com and its partners toward building a large-scale infrastructure that will meet the performance demands of its most heavily viewed Internet broadcasts over time."

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