"Oracle Corp. is about to replace three Unix servers that run
the bulk of its business applications with a cluster of Intel Corp.
servers running Linux, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison said
"He also predicted the 'inevitable' demise of large server
systems, exposing a potential conflict of interest with longtime
ally Sun Microsystems Inc.
"The Oracle chief made his comments while touting the benefits
of Oracle's clustering technology to an audience of financial
analysts in Redwood Shores, Calif. Clustering allows customers to
run applications or a database across a group of relatively
low-cost Intel servers, with the goal of reducing costs and