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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux looks to break memory bottlenecks

Jan 08, 2001, 07:49 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)

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"Unless you're the world's most fanatical Quake player, you probably don't need a gigabyte of RAM on your personal machine. On your server, however, a gigabyte of RAM may not be enough. Stepping up from desktop- to server-level memory capabilities is a big challenge for Linux in the enterprise marketplace, a challenge that the Linux community is taking very seriously."

"Businesses using Linux-based servers are asking Caldera Systems Inc. (an Orem, Utah-based Linux vendor) for multi-gigabytes of RAM on their Linux systems today, said Drew Spencer, CTO of Orem, Utah-based Linux vendor Caldera Systems Inc."

"The demand for more memory is only going to grow as Linux moves higher up on the enterprise computing chain. Fortunately, the Linux 2.4 kernel promises to expand the memory capabilities of Linux. The question is whether that expansion will be enough for memory-hungry enterprise systems and applications."

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