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CNET: IBM Unites Clusters with Blade Servers

May 21, 2003, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Fried)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"IBM is combining two popular concepts in computing--Linux clusters and blade servers--into a standard system for businesses and research institutions.

"The Armonk, N.Y.-based computing giant plans to announce on Wednesday the IBM eServer Cluster 1350--its first prepackaged Linux-based blade cluster. The Cluster 1350 will consist of combinations of the IBM BladeCenter systems, eServer x335 and eServer x345 systems. IBM said that by testing and integrating the clusters at IBM's factories, such systems will be easier to install and manage. Technical computing customers, such as aerospace firms, are target buyers.

"'Customers in all segments including the very high-end are no longer interested in building their own systems,' IBM Vice President David Turek said in a statement. IBM said the systems will be available June 6..."

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