New skinny server fuses Linux, Xeon chips


Author: JT Smith

An anonymous reader tipped us off to this item at ZDNet: “A start-up believes a mixture of Linux, ordinary Intel chips and high-end
hardware will vault its servers ahead of established giants such as Compaq
Computer and IBM.

Egenera, a 50-person company in Marlboro, Mass., has begun describing a
sophisticated server design it hopes will appeal first to financial services companies
when it goes on sale this fall. And the company has a strong calling card for that
market: Chief Executive Vern Brownell was chief technology officer of Goldman
Sachs before he left to join Kenneth Zolot in starting Egenera in March 2000.”


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