ComputerWorld: SuSE, Silicon Graphics Plan to Bring Clustering Software to Linux

“The joint engineering project will bring SGI’s Iris FailSafe
high-availability clustering software to Linux environments,
company officials said here at the CeBit information technology

“With Iris FailSafe running on Linux, Linux users will be
able to link two or more servers together so one will automatically
take over if another should fail. SuSE officials said they hope the
release of the clustering software will lead to more
mission-critical applications becoming available for

” ‘We’re not abandoning (NT and Irix Unix). We can now focus on
three branches of operating systems,’ Redmer said. He added that
SGI will release FailSafe’s source code under the general public
license soon after the project begins, so the Linux community can
also modify the code.”