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CMP Net: Compaq Beefs Up Clustering, Multiprocessing

Apr 16, 1999, 11:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"Compaq is adding multiprocessing and clustering muscle to its Alpha servers, positioning them as viable platforms for mainframe-class applications."

"In the fourth quarter, Compaq plans to introduce a 16-processor Alpha server, code-named Wildfire, with a 32-processor version to follow. The architecture can scale to more than 64 processors, compared with today's limit of 14 processors."

"Compaq is also arming servers with clustering technology for groups of 100 or more Unix servers to operate as a single system, officials said at the company's user conference in Houston this week."

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"The company is developing Tru64 Unix and Linux clustering technology that can scale to 100 or more servers."

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