CNET News.com: Skinny VA Linux servers cheaper than predecessors
Jan 25, 2001, 06:16 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
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"VA Linux Systems has introduced two new slim servers, which
will compete against new models from Sun Microsystems, Dell
Computer and others."
"The new models replace earlier rack-mountable machines 1.75
inches, or "1U," thick, a dimension in high demand from companies
that stack such servers up by the dozen for handling tasks such as
Web page requests from Internet surfers. The new systems, which
come with either Pentium or lower-end Celeron chips, are
"Sales of that two-processor product began at the same time VA
acquired TruSolutions, a company with 60 employees and its own slim
server designs, for $189 million. The TruSolutions acquisition let
VA sell a 1U, one-processor system."