When a set of computing giants wanted to show the power of a new
technology designed to boost bandwidth inside of data centers, they
turned to Linux:
"A new high-speed interconnect technology designed to
boost bandwidth inside data centers and slated to debut this winter
reached a significant milestone in its development this week....
"This week, Infiniband proponents gathered at a trade
association meeting in Orlando, Fla., and touted a key achievement
in the development of the new switch fabric I/O, a demonstration
showing it running enterprise-class database applications for the
"The promotion, showing servers running IBM's DB2 Universal
Database V7.2 and Linux kernel 2.4, was sponsored by Intel, Dell,
IBM and Qlogic Corp."