January 8, 2002

Turbolinux and IBM provide infrastructure for Sacramento State

Author: JT Smith

Turbolinux, Inc., the high-performance Linux company, announced that Sacramento State's computer science department, one of the largest CS departments in the California State University system, has standardized on a Turbolinux Server and IBM xSeries platform to teach its upper division systems programming class to 130 students.

All of the course work conducted in the computer science class is uploaded onto the IBM xSeries Server running Turbolinux Server. The students access a password-protected Web page on the school's intranet, download assignments and then send back the work via e-mail. Once the work is graded, each student's results are available for review on the site, stored in a database located on a xSeries server running Turbolinux.

Students in the "Introduction to Systems Programming" class conduct large software downloads from the xSeries running Turbolinux for their assignments. Despite the added stress and large downloads on the system, the server's performance has never degraded.

"I'd give Turbolinux Server and IBM's xSeries an 'A+' in terms of performance and reliability," said Dr. Senad Busovaca,
Professor of Computer Science at CSU, Sacramento. "The Turbolinux based system is an invaluable part of my computer science class here at Sacramento State University."

"Turbolinux is proud to be the choice for leading universities throughout North America and around the world," said Bill Peterson, director of marketing for Turbolinux. "Universities play a key role in developing the worlds future decision makers and they are an excellent incubator for emerging technologies like Linux. We're pleased to partner with companies such as IBM to help grow student knowledge of Linux."

"IBM has a long history supporting higher education," states Nancy Williams, Director of Solutions, eServer xSeries Servers. "This is one of many solutions we will deliver with Turbolinux as a parter. We are proud to be a part of the future of our nation through these students."

About Turbolinux Server
Turbolinux Server is engineered as a secure, high performance backend server for business workgroups in the enterprise. Turbolinux Server includes robust e-commerce software for business-to-business transactions; Apache (secure Web server), Tallyman (e-commerce suite) and OpenMerchant (shopping cart). Pre-configured install options allow for quick and easy set up and a comprehensive set of network connectivity tools seamlessly integrate into almost any IT environment. For more information on Turbolinux Server please visit: http://www.Turbolinux.com/.

About Turbolinux, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Turbolinux is a market leader in Linux software clustering solutions and Linux internationalization, with investment backing from more than 20 global computer companies, including Compaq, Dell, Intel, NEC, Novell and Oracle. Headquartered near San Francisco with offices around the world, Turbolinux solutions are supported globally by Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. The company's home page is located on the Internet at www.Turbolinux.com, in Japanese at www.Turbolinux.co.jp and in Chinese at www.Turbolinux.com.cn.

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