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CNET News.com: Skinny VA Linux servers cheaper than predecessors

Jan 25, 2001, 06:16 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"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 considerably cheaper...."

"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."

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