"Cobalt Networks has joined the rush to bring "cluster"
technology to Intel-based servers, a cost-conscious way to make
computers approach the reliability of more powerful machines."
"The company has begun selling its StaQware software, which
allows one Cobalt computer to take over for another if the first
fails. The product is aimed at Internet service providers who rent
server space to customers putting up Web or e-commerce sites, said
Kelly Herrell, vice president of marketing at Cobalt."
"Cobalt makes "server appliances," special-purpose computers set
up to handle specific tasks such as hosting Web sites. The
computers run the Linux operating system and are built around Intel
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