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LinuxPlanet: Oracle Forges Further with Linux

Jul 22, 2004, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"'Now, you'll start to see enterprises running Linux on big SMP boxes,' predicted Wim Coekaerts, principal member of the technical staff, Corporate Architecture, at Oracle.

"In recent months, Oracle has been continuing its Linux push by setting a world record benchmark for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) machines, teaming up with Red Hat on a development center in Singapore, pitching in on the Linux 2.6 kernel, and moving its own internal development environment from Solaris to Linux.

"'Before, the large SMP market was untouchable by Linux,' Coekaerts contended. 'Linux only ran on up to 8-way SMP. Anything beyond that would be clusters. But we have now validated that Linux will run well on standard large-scale 32-bit SMP...'"

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