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eWEEK: IBM pSeries to Offer Native Linux

Sep 19, 2002, 11:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"IBM will soon introduce new versions of its high-end p690 and p670 servers designed to run Linux natively, marking the first time the company's proprietary AIX 5L Unix-based operating system won't be required to run its top-of-the-line servers.

"Previously, customers could run Linux by partitioning a single system into several virtual servers. However, since Linux was not supported natively, the servers still required customers to use AIX 5L to manage the system.

"IBM first offered native Linux as an option on its entry-level servers and has since gradually extended the capability toward it high-end systems. The introduction of the new p690 and p670 servers by year's end will complete that Linux migration..."

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