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InfoWorld: HP ships Superdome server; will support Linux via Itanium

Jan 05, 2001, 15:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Margret Johnston)

"Hewlett-Packard has begun worldwide shipment of its HP 9000 Superdome Unix server, which combines support and services offerings normally reserved for mainframe customers with the option of multiple-choice CPUs and eventually multiple operating systems. HP has positioned Superdome for large dot-com companies such as Amazon.com, service providers such as America Online, and data-intensive corporations that are developing their electronic-business strategies, Mark Hudson, worldwide marketing manager at HP 9000 business, said Thursday."

"Amazon currently uses HP's V-Class servers, but will begin bringing at least two Superdomes online over the next several months, Hudson said. As an early access customer, Amazon has had the Superdome systems for several weeks in a pre-production phase, he added."

"The Superdome supports HP's PA-RISC 8600 CPU and its successors, and Intel's IA-64 chip architecture. It supports the HP-UX 11i operating system and will be capable of supporting HP-UX, Windows NT, and Linux simultaneously after Intel begins mass shipment of its IA-64 chip this year."

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