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Computerworld: Ellison Says Oracle's 'Whole Business' to Run on Linux

Jan 31, 2002, 20:38 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"Oracle Corp. is about to replace three Unix servers that run the bulk of its business applications with a cluster of Intel Corp. servers running Linux, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison said yesterday.

"He also predicted the 'inevitable' demise of large server systems, exposing a potential conflict of interest with longtime ally Sun Microsystems Inc.

"The Oracle chief made his comments while touting the benefits of Oracle's clustering technology to an audience of financial analysts in Redwood Shores, Calif. Clustering allows customers to run applications or a database across a group of relatively low-cost Intel servers, with the goal of reducing costs and boosting reliability..."

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