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ZDNet Asia: Linux Powers Unusual Multicore Machine

Aug 14, 2006, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"A start-up called Movidis believes a 16-core chip originally designed for networking gear will be a ticket to success in the Linux server market.

"The Revolution x16 models each use a single 500MHz or 600MHz Cavium Networks Octeon CN3860 chip, said Ken Goldsholl, the company's co-founder and chief technology officer.

"With open-source software, though, new versions can be compiled for the chip, and the version of Debian Linux that Cavium supplies with the chip works with the Revolution x16 servers with only minor modifications, Goldsholl said. The company also includes higher-level software such as the Apache Web server and the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and supports it all..."

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