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ZDNet UK: Linux heads for the data center

Sep 27, 1999, 14:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The project, being worked on by the Linux Cluster Cabal, aims to bring clustering to Linux. Clustering technology lets users harness multiple servers together to make one high-performance server. Originally created by Digital Equipment give minicomputers the power of mainframes, it has extended into other arenas, including Unix."

"The LCC is drafting a clustering architecture aimed at breaking the performance ceiling of today's commercial Unix-based clusters. The group aims to build a Linux cluster that could support up to 1,024 systems, or nodes, and do it much more cheaply than current high-end Unix clusters..."

"There's no point working for clustering that stops at 100 nodes," said Cabal member Larry McVoy, who led Sun Microsystems Inc.'s first clustering initiative and is now president of BitMover Inc. "In eighteen months to two years, the dozen or so clustering initiatives on Linux will be dead," he predicted."

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