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LinuxPlanet: Heading Beyond Wall Street--HP's Linux-Enabled Blade Workstation

Dec 11, 2006, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Hewlett-Packard is eyeing additional markets for a new Linux-enabled remote blade workstation solution, already in use at Lloyds TSB and several other big financial trading firms.

"'There's nothing else quite like this available right now. But just wait. Other vendors will be coming into this area soon,' said Gene Kim, consulting manager at IDC Financial Insights, during a recent HP customer and press event in New York City.

"Before turning to the HP Blade Workstation Solution, Lloyds TSB found that the Windows XP PCs on the trading room floor kept temperatures so hot that some traders actually showed up at work in shorts, according to Tom Walker, IT director of the UK-based company's Financial Markets Division..."

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