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LinuxPR: Mission Critical Linux Delivers High Availability To Intel's IA-64 Architecture

Aug 15, 2000, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mission Critical Linux, Inc., the cutting-edge Linux products and services company, has become the first to port Linux HA clustering technology to Intel's IA-64 architecture. Utilizing a Convolo Cluster built on Open Source Kimberlite technology developed by Mission Critical Linux, high availability is provided to applications such as the Open Source MySQL database and Apache web servers running on IA-64. The combined system is being demonstrated in the Intel Booth (#1044) at LinuxWorld San Jose and at several other upcoming industry events, including the Intel Developers Forum August 22-24 in San Jose. Implemented as a back-end HA system for dynamic data, the IA-64/Convolo Cluster is seamlessly integrated with an IA-32 Intel web server farm."

"The porting of our clustering capabilities to IA-64 is attracting significant industry interest," said Brian Stevens, Vice President of Internet Strategy at Mission Critical Linux. "The combined technology creates a powerful solution for achieving high availability and raw computing power in high-end databases."

"The system being demonstrated uses a Convolo Cluster to guarantee high availability for front-end, Intel-based servers. The redundant web servers access the main databases through a two-node cluster configuration that uses RAID-protected shared storage disks to ensure the integrity of dynamic data during transactions. The cluster server nodes, which are connected to a shared RAID storage controller, keep track of all dynamic data entering the databases; when one node shuts down or fails, the other node accesses the disk and uses transaction logs to recover the database and continue operation. By leveraging advanced Kimberlite technology, the Convolo Cluster can match the performance of proprietary cluster systems in providing high availability without data corruption in enterprise computing environments."

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