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CNET News.com: VA Linux pulls ahead in server race

VA Linux Systems has begun selling a new rack-mountable server
that pushes ahead of most major competitors.”

The new 1000 series from VA crams two Intel processors into
a server 1.75 inches thick. Of the major server companies only IBM
has accomplished a similar feat
, and only by licensing its
“Intimidator” design from Network Engines….”

“The operative word for these customers is “density.” Because
Linux is relatively reliable and can be obtained more cheaply than
competing operating systems, analysts and manufacturers view Linux
as a good fit for the market segment.”


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