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IDG.net: Linux extension doubles memory on Intel servers

Sep 10, 1999, 01:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

"Siemens and Linux distributor SuSE announced today a Linux extension that allows for the use of up to 4GB of RAM on servers powered by Intel processors. ...a major step up from the 2GB of RAM which previously was the maximum memory available on Intel servers running the Linux operating system, said Frank Schuhmann, a spokesman at SuSE. 'This will mainly affect companies with large business applications,' Schuhmann said, adding that companies running ERP applications such as those from SAP will have the most to gain."

"The extension is available as a free download from SuSE's Web site. SuSE and Siemens worked closely with Linux creator Linus Torvalds to develop the extension, which is already in the Linux 2.3.15 developer's kernel..."

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