"IBM today introduced the industry's first pre-packaged
Linux clusters, providing customers a quick and easy way to
implement Linux solutions for e-business. The IBM eServer Cluster
integrates best-of-breed components into a single, easy-to-order
and -deploy package.
Combining IBM eServer xSeries Intel processor-based servers with
high-performance cluster management software derived from IBM's
UNIX systems, the IBM eServer Cluster can be shipped with as few as
four servers and can grow to encompass massive Linux systems
powerful enough to meet any customer need. IBM is already building
Linux clusters with more than 1,000 nodes.
The IBM eServer Cluster has been tested to ensure
interoperability and maximum performance in e-commerce environments
such as Web infrastructure and collaboration/email. IBM offers
comprehensive services and support for the clusters, including
installation and ongoing maintenance."