Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 1, Number 42 -- December 11, 2002
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IBM Supports Gallatin Xeons in xSeries 440, Delivers 16-CPU Server
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM last week rolled out support for the "Gallatin" Pentium 4 Xeon MP server processors into its existing eight-way xSeries 440 "Vigil" servers, which use the "Summit" XA chipset. IBM also announced a special 16-way version of the Summit boxes, which are based on the earlier "Foster" Xeon MP processors. This 16-way is apparently not the same machine as the "Man-o-war" box that IBM is expected to launch in early 2003 using the "McKinley" Itanium 2 processors. READ MORE >

HP Demos Itanium 2 Superdome Running Windows, Linux, and Unix
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard is this week showing off a prototype of its high-end Superdome server using the Itanium 2 processor from Intel at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. The machine is not currently shipping, but one that resembles it and that uses the "Madison" version of the Itanium 2 chip rather than the current McKinley chips is expected to ship sometime in mid-2003, according to our sources at HP. READ MORE >

IBM's Linux Plan Questioned by Aberdeen Report
by Dan Burger

What is behind IBM's multi-billion dollar investment in Linux technology? With that kind of money riding on the outcome of what is shaping up to be a war against Windows and Unix, IBM's plan better be a good one. According to a new report from Aberdeen Group, IBM's strategy can be analyzed by focusing on four areas--Linux distributions, IBM eServer platforms, infrastructure middleware, and application support. As you might expect, IBM's xSeries Intel-based line plays heavily into its Linux plans. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More . . .

"Madison" Itanium 2 Could Hit 1.5 GHz . . . IBM Acquires Development Tool Maker Rational for $2.1 Billion . . . Big Blue Delivers Linux-Ready pSeries 630s . . . Dell Shipping PowerEdge 1655MC Blade Server . . . HP Announces New ProLiants . . . READ MORE >

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IBM Supports Gallatin Xeons in xSeries 440, Delivers 16-CPU Server

HP Demos Itanium 2 Superdome Running Windows, Linux, and Unix s

IBM's Linux Plan Questioned by Aberdeen Report

But Wait, There's More . . .

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

Contributing Editors
Dan Burger
Joe Hertvik
Shannon O'Donnell
Victor Rozek
Hesh Wiener
Alex Woodie

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Jenny Thomas

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Kim Reed

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