InformationWeek: Linux Packages With Panache From Dell And HP
Jun 10, 2002, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Greenemeier With Rick Whiting)
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"Dell has certified its line of PowerEdge servers that combine
Red Hat Inc.'s Linux-based Advanced Server and Oracle's Oracle9i
database, release 2. By the end of next month, Dell also will offer
certified configurations of Oracle's clustering software, called
Real Application Clusters.
"HP, meanwhile, is offering Red Hat's Advanced Server on its
ProLiant DL580 servers running Oracle9i Real Application Clusters
on up to eight nodes. Advanced Server, launched in April, includes
asynchronous input/output support, an improved symmetric
multiprocessing scheduler, and new memory-management features.
"The new products could be well-timed. A growing number of
companies plan to use Linux as a platform for database management,
according to a survey by InformationWeek Research
conducted in March..."