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Interview with Anthony Gold, President, Open Solutions Alliance

Feb 11, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Right away, we noticed that there were many things that were "missing" if we wanted to run this in a real "mission critical" environment, since all our systems had to be 5 nine's (given our enterprise-class client base).

"So, we took to writing a few components like multi-path I/O and dynamic partitioning, which we contributed back to the community. Of course, during that time we developed some close engineering ties with the folks at Red Hat and SUSE.

"We then went on to our first LinuxWorld conference (I think it was 2003) where we demonstrated a 32x ES7000 running Linux in a two-partition environment (as two 16x machines)

"We fired up a kernel compile and the system automatically sucked in unused processors from the idle partition to speed up the compile. It was a fantastic demonstration of real dynamic partition of processors at a time when you could only do that in a proprietary environment."

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