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ServerWatch: IBM Releases eServer Clusters for Unix, Linux

Mar 20, 2001, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

"IBM eServer clusters are designed for rack systems. The Linux version enables clusters of up to 32 two-way IBM eServer x330 Intel-based machines, while the Unix version clusters up to 32 two- to eight-way IBM M80 or one- to six-way IBM H80 servers running the AIX operating system."

"With IBM eServer clusters, both the midrange M80s and H80s can be clustered with large-scale IBM eServer p680 or S80 servers. The M80, H80, S80, and p680 can also be directly attached to the SP supercomputer."

"The Linux clusters are designed for e-businesses that deploy numerous "rack-and-stack" servers on the fly, as well as enterprises that need massive processing power to tackle complex problems. These companies include, ISPs and ASPs with huge server farms; financial services companies looking to consolidate workloads and integrate services; and life sciences firms that need massive computing power to analyze genetic data, design new drugs, and solve difficult science problems."

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