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CRN: IBM: New Servers, And Linux For NUMA-Q Soon

May 25, 2000, 16:27 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM Corp. on Wednesday introduced the latest version of its NUMA-Q server line and discussed plans to port the high-end servers to the Linux operating system."

"While IBM's server lines currently support Linux, the company plans to utilize some of the NUMA-Q capabilities to push the upstart operating system into the enterprise, said Fry. "Linux is typically deployed in smaller machines," Fry said. "Our goal is to drive Linux to mission-critical applications."

"IBM's Linux strategy for NUMA-Q includes adding APIs to its DYNIX/pyx operating system that will allow Linux to take advantage of such features as workload management and workload balance, an IBM spokeswoman said."

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