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ServerWatch: Amdahl Ups Its Linux Ante

Feb 14, 2002, 01:06 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)
"Amdahl IT Services Tuesday announced the immediate availability of its Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) on Millennium 2000C and Millennium 2000E System/390- and z/OS-compatible CMOS servers. Native FICON channel architecture will be available later on this quarter.

IFL allows engines to be used exclusively for Linux, VIF, and z/VM 4.1 or above for Linux. It is designed to reduce software licensing costs for enterprises by providing an alternative to proprietary software. IFL will also be available on OmniFlex and Millennium 700 and 2000A servers later this quarter.

According to Amdahl, FICON will offer improved I/O performance and throughput, a greater number of channel-to-control unit concurrent connections, increased link bandwidth, greater distance from the FICON channel to the control unit or director, and greater channel device address support."

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