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Performance Computing: Linux In The Data Center

Dec 26, 1999, 14:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

"The past year has brought a new contender, once dismissed as a hacker's operating system, into many organizations' data centers: Linux. Although the hallowed ground of the data center traditionally has been reserved for high-end OSs, less buttoned-down OSs have been making inroads there. Linux is one of these relative upstarts.

"In the data center, Linux performs two main duties: replacing Windows NT Server or acting as a small UNIX server. Since Linux provides a UNIX-like OS, you'd expect it to handle most chores UNIX can, and this is largely true."

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