NEC Blade Server Bundles Linux

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2004-11-22

NEC Solutions America is shipping a version of its blade server bundled with a fault-tolerant version of Linux.

The fault-tolerant Express 5800/320Lb offers the companys dual-modular hardware architecture, which features identical components running in lock step, enabling one component to continue running if the other fails.

The system supports Windows, but last week NEC said it has added its own version of Fault Tolerant Linux on the system.

NECs Linux variant was built on the 2.4.18 Linux kernel, and now any application running on that kernel can run in fault-tolerant mode.

The Express 5800/320Lb has a starting price of $25,499.

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