SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux looks to break memory bottlenecks
Jan 08, 2001, 07:49 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Cook)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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."