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PC Week: Databases give Linux an 'in'

Jan 11, 1999, 11:55 (1 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

But OS kernel still faces test at high end

"Linux's modest hardware requirements, good performance, excellent manageability and low cost are key competitive advantages. And database servers are ideal candidates for operating system replacement..."

"However,... the current Linux kernel needs to be tuned better for high-end SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) systems, for example, and has a 2GB file size limit."

"Version 2.2.0pre5 of the Linux kernel was released last week. The new version is expected to fix some of the SMP problems."

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