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CNET Sun urges August deadline in server wars

Jul 31, 1999, 01:59 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Sun Microsystems is urging that the negotiations between two high-profile camps attempting to define the next internal architecture for server systems be finished by August, or the negotiations be dropped altogether..."

"One thing all parties agree on is that they need a successor to the current technology, the PCI bus, which companies say isn't fast enough and is responsible for many computer crashes.

Sun's deadline tactic puts pressure on IBM, Compaq Computer, and Hewlett-Packard, which advocate a system called Future I/O. That system is pitted against Next-Generation Input/Output, or NGIO, backed by Intel, Sun, and Dell Computer."

"Future I/O and NGIO representatives said talks continue on a daily basis and that both sides agree they would like to come up with a single specification."

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