September 12, 2000

IBM releases software for Unix super clusters

Author: JT Smith

IBM Monday unveiled software to build Unix clusters out of its RS/6000 S80 servers.

The Blue Hammer clusters make use of IBM's Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) to cluster up to 16 S80 Unix servers with a total of up to 384 processors. The software allows a single-control workstation to handle all administrative functions in the cluster. It also enables monitoring and control of hardware and enables scalability from two 12-way systems to 16 24-way systems. The followup

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