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Network World: Alta scales up Linux with clustered servers

“The company’s new AltaCluster offering, designed to handle
transaction- and compute-intensive applications, runs Red Hat
Software’s Linux as well as Extreme Linux variants from the Beowulf
Project. Beowulf is a research project focused on Linux
clusters.”

“AltaClusters can scale up to 1,024 550-MHz Pentium III
processors.”

“AltaClusters have a unique management feature called the
AltaCluster Environment (ACE), which increases system reliability
and minimizes downtime. Using ACE, each node is powered on
sequentially to avoid failures.”

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