March 6, 2002

Inside IBM and the Linux Consulting Center

Author: JT Smith interviews Dan Frye, director of the Linux Technology Center
for IBM. Asked how center selects projects to work on, he says: "We look at what our customers want from Linux, by and large. Our customers will say 'We want to run Linux on an 8-way SMP [Symmetric MultiProcessing] rather that a 4-way SMP.' So we have people working on improving the scalability of Linux. Or a customer will say, 'Linux security is pretty good, but we would like this additional feature.'"


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