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ComputerWorld: IBM adding supercomputer features to Linux server line

Mar 20, 2001, 23:42 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"IBM today announced plans to port key cluster management and file system software technologies from its SP supercomputer and AIX operating systems to its Linux rack-mounted server line...."

"Being brought over to Linux from the SP operating system are "parallel system support programs" (PSSP) cluster management software and "general parallel file system" (GPFS) software, which have been around since 1993. Both systems are already in IBM's AIX proprietary Unix operating system, but they will now receive enhancements in AIX as well."

"With the new features, IBM's Linux users will gain the ability to remotely power on or off individual nodes in a cluster, Gelardi said, as well as the ability to add user IDs from a single console, all at once rather than individually."

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