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Intel VP outlines the next step for Linux

According to Intel vice president Will Swope, the Linux OS's "next major economic frontier” will be its deployment on servers that run e-business data centres.

According to Intel vice president Will Swope, the Linux operating system’s “next major economic frontier” will be its deployment on servers that run e-business data centres. Speaking at LinuxWorld, Swope outlined a series of steps he deems necessary to move Linux into the mid-tier of data centres.

“Linux is a core technology in the Internet economy with 38% of new Internet servers containing Linux,” said Swope. “But unless the industry comes together comes together to produce more complex, business oriented solutions, Linux won’t move to the next step within businesses.”

Demonstrating the types of solutions necessary to move Linux into data centres, Swope showed a pair of clustered Itanium-based servers sending streaming video to Pentium 4 processor-based systems.

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