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Enterprise Linux Today: Intel's Swope Says Enterprise Servers are the Next Economic Opportunity

Feb 02, 2001, 09:22 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Godin for this link. ]

"Today in his LinuxWorld keynote, Intel Corporation Vice President Will Swope said that the opportunity to deploy the Linux operating system (OS) on critical enterprise servers that run e-Business data centers is the next major economic frontier for the software technology."

"Linux is typically found on "front-end" servers -- smaller one-to-two processor systems that handle Internet and e-mail traffic in the data centers that power today's businesses. However, Linux is typically not found on the larger, mission-critical "mid-tier" and "back-end" multi-processor servers that serve as the backbone of these computing centers, and that poses an economic opportunity for the Linux and open source development community."

"Swope outlined a series of steps that are necessary to move Linux into the mid-tier of data centers, including the establishment of industry-wide development projects that will ultimately enhance the OS with enterprise features. He cited the project to enhance the Linux OS to support 16 64-bit processors with near-linear performance improvement as one such project. The multi-company effort is currently underway in the industry's new, non-profit $24 million Open Source Development Lab, which opened last week."

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