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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..."

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