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Intel shows off 2GHz Pentium 4 and Itanium/Linux cluster

Aug 23, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

ZDNet's John Spooner reports that Intel executives kicked off the Intel Developer Forum, earlier this week, with a 2GHz Pentium 4 demo — and a charge to developers to work together to create standard building blocks for the Net. One of the demonstrations, of a high reliability server, made use of Linux running on an Itanium server cluster. Spooner writes . . .

“Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett urged developers to borrow a page from the PC market and work together to create interoperability standards and modular products for Internet infrastructure and the communications markets.”

“. . . Another area of focus for Intel will be peer-to-peer networking, Barrett said. Later in the week, the company will outline ways of sharing resources across a network.”

“. . . Yu then demonstrated an Itanium server cluster, running on Linux. Yu showed the 'fail over' capabilities of the cluster, which can keep an application running even when one machine in the cluster goes down . . .”

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