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Heise.de: Intel and HP pick up Linux

Nov 23, 1998, 00:41 (0 Talkback[s])

English translation of our earlier story in German.

Translation thanks to John Jesmer.

Hewlett-Packard now offers its Firehunter family of products for Linux, too. Oversight software for administering Internet services like email, News and Web is of prime importance for Internet Service Providers, but Firehunter also assists in Intranet management. Firehunter's functionality resides in the oversight, analysis and visualization of performance, quality of internet services, as well as supporting trouble-shooting with user-friendly management tools. Until now, Firehunter was made available for Windows NT and Sun Solaris. HP justified porting to Linux after surveying its customer base.

Intel has introduced a data-warehousing solution for Oracle OpenWorld running under Linux, using a four-processor Xeon server. The application sits atop a 180-Gigabyte Oracle datenbase which is optimized by using developer- and runtime-modes of Orchestrate by Torrent (which is optimized for multiprocessor computers). the system achieves up to 11.7 GByte data throughput per hour. With this, Intel demonstrates not only the performance capabilities of its high-end servers, but also provides an impressive endorsement of Linux as appropriate for high-capacity server-driven systems.

In an OpenWorld forum, Ken Shand, manager of Intel's Server department (Linux program), mentioned future plans of the chip manufacturer: next year, Intel will further build on its Linux commitment. Among others, it seems to be planning to offer technical support to Linux developers, along with test system harware. Of course, Intel's emphasis on multiprocessor assembly closely follows this developmental support.