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internetnews.com: IBM Revs its LinuxWorld Engine

Jul 30, 2003, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Working to affirm its claim as a leading proponent and user of Linux technology, IBM decided to get next week's LinuxWorld announcements going early Wednesday, unveiling new hardware and software that showcase the open-source operating system.

"LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2003 begins next week on August 4 in San Francisco, where major vendors including Big Blue, HP, BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems are expected to converge to show off their latest Linux offerings at a time when cost-conscious IT departments are looking for greater return-on-investment while lowering their total-cost-of-ownership.

"First, the hardware for Armonk, N.Y.'s IBM. The IBM eServer 325 is a DB2 Linux integrated clustering environment that supports the AMD Opteron processor. According to Scott Handy, director, Linux software solutions, the main draw for this machine is its ability to run Linux with 32 to 64-bit compatibility. This match runs backwards as well..."

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