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CNET News.com: New era dawns for Intel servers

Sep 27, 2000, 16:38 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Intel servers are getting nearly as brawny as their Unix server cousins as the chip giant attempts to elbow its way into the high-end market. ... The new systems are at the beginning of a new era for Intel servers, which are benefiting from a host of new technologies that should help them compete better against traditional Unix server designs from Sun Microsystems, HP, Compaq and others. Until now, Intel servers generally have not been able to crack into the high-end market for tasks such as housing huge databases."

"One of those new components is Windows 2000 Datacenter, the first version of Windows that can run on systems with 32 processors. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer unveiled Datacenter yesterday in San Francisco, but the new operating system is not expected to grow much beyond test usage for months."

"Intel, expanding from its tight alliance with Microsoft, also has been pushing Linux and IBM's AIX 5L, formerly known as by its project name, Monterey."

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