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CNET News.com: New Compaq "skinny" servers take aim at Sun, IBM

Jun 05, 2000, 15:24 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Compaq today released its long-awaited "Photon" server, putting new pressure on IBM, Sun Microsystems, Network Engines and VA Linux Systems in the race to cram as many processors into the thinnest server possible."

"The Photon server, officially called the ProLiant DL 360, holds two 800-MHz Pentium III chips in a server just 1.75 inches thick, a measurement called 1U among those who spend their time bolting hundreds of such servers into racks in air-conditioned rooms."

"... Compaq expects 75 percent of Photons to run Windows NT or 2000, 20 percent Linux and the rest Novell NetWare. The Photons are well-suited to Web hosting, file and print services, streaming audio and video, email and other specific jobs, said Paul Miller, a marketing director at Compaq."

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