Users of Windows 2000 will not be able to run mixed workloads on the same box until 2003, when advances in operating system technologies allow for dynamic partitioning.
John Enck, a Gartner research director, said the feature will allow systems such as Unisys' cellular multiprocessing hardware to shift resources, including processor, memory and disks, across the system according to demand.
Speaking at Gartner's US Spring Symposium this week, Enck said the inability to run different workloads in the same box has been a major sticking point among Windows NT users and has forced companies to increase their number of NT servers.
However, Enck said Microsoft has addressed NT's reliability problems, including plugging the 460 known memory leaks in NT 4.0.
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The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
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