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..."