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Internet Week: SCO Raises Cluster Bar... Combines Power Of 12 Intel Servers

Aug 23, 1999, 18:04 (7 Talkback[s])
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"SCO's newly released clustering software for UnixWare allows IT organizations to combine the computing power of up to 12 Intel-architecture servers.

'This is the highest-end cluster platform for Unix on Intel,' said Giga Information Group analyst Brad Day. 'Among the Unix players, this is about as good as it gets.'

UnixWare 7 NonStop Clusters, which SCO developed in conjunction with Compaq's Tandem business unit, uses Single System Image (SSI) technology to allow multiple servers to act as a single computer, multiplying computing power and providing backup for each other in case of individual servers' failure."

"While the clustering software boosts SCO's appeal to enterprise users, SCO still needs to attract software developers to build packaged applications on its platform, Day said. This becomes especially critical as Linux increases in popularity and challenges UnixWare as an Intel-architecture Unix operating system.

But SCO isn't treating Linux as a hated competitor. SCO last week launched Linux professional services, including audits to determine user needs for Linux, along with deployment and configuration management and maintenance services."

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