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PC Week: New Perpetua server built to withstand attacks

Dec 03, 1999, 20:26 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The device, called Perpetua, starts with eight independent servers networked with switching and routing capabilities inside a single box. Each server, equipped with a 450MHz Advanced Micro Devices Inc. K6 processor and one hard drive, can run its own Unix, Linux, Windows or NetWare operating system...."

"One of the first customers to sample Perpetua is Honeywell Security Products....The Fremont, Calif., company purchased a four-node box with one Limbix system and is running Red Hat Linux 6.0...."

"On paper, at least, we are believers. Now we have to see how it works," Donn said. "The way it's designed, if we pull one component out, it will continue to work. In terms of specifications, I haven't seen anything that comes close to this. And at this kind of price, people will go for it."

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