Compaq has boosted its Unix range by improving the clustering features and launching a pre-configured cluster bundle for Oracle Parallel Server (OPS).
The company claims that the moves will make clusters easier to manage and implement by providing pre-configured and pre-tested cluster packages.
The AlphaServer ES40 Parallel Data Server for Tru64 Unix V5.1 is a pre-configured base system specifically tuned for OPS which Compaq claims is able to handle several hundred users, based on a mix of Oracle applications.
Compaq has also added support for production-ready versions of IP version 6 as well as additional Ldap features to its Tru64 Unix operating system. Its TruCluster Server V5.1 offers improved single-system imaging and includes support for Oracle and SAP applications.
The company also unveiled upgrades to the AlphaServer line that includes its latest EV67 Alpha processor. The AlphaStation DS10 and AlphaServer DS10 and DS10L with the EV67 chip are positioned as low-end Alpha systems, while the AlphaServer GS80 is marketed as an entry level system for data centre workloads. The AlphaServer GS range supports both Tru64 Unix V5.1 and OpenVMS Galaxy.
Compaq received a boost this summer when IBM agreed to jointly develop the 64bit Alpha platform. IBM's copper and silicon-on-insulator technology is expected to be the first fruit of the collaboration.
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