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CNET News.com: Red Hat unveils Linux "clustering" software for servers

Jul 10, 2000, 23:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Red Hat has released "clustering" software that enables computers to share work or take over from each other if one fails."

"The Raleigh, N.C., seller of Linux software and services today released the Red Hat High Availability Server today for $1,995. The product ties together Red Hat's version of the Linux operating system and Red Hat's Piranha clustering software."

"Clustering software is a key part of high-end operating systems, and several companies are moving to incorporate it into Linux. Enabling clustering in operating systems is difficult, though, as exhibited by the slower-than-expected arrival of clustering in Microsoft's Windows and Sun Microsystems' Solaris...."

"As is customary with Red Hat, the software is open source, meaning it can be downloaded and modified for free. The $1,995 version, however, offers automated setup, detailed manuals, a more hacker-proof default installation, and a year of technical support, said spokeswoman Becky Mananich."

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