Windows 2000 Datacenter Server arrives

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server arrives

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

AUG. 14—Microsoft Corp. last week delivered Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server to hardware makers, prior to its general Sept. 26 release.

The high-end Datacenter Server version of the operating system can make use of up to 32 processors and 64G of memory. Unlike other versions of Windows, however, Datacenter Server isn't a standalone product. Microsoft officials have said it will be sold only through certified manufacturers as part of an integrated package [see story at www.gcn.com/vol19_no18/news/2325-1.html].

The list of Datacenter Server platform manufacturers includes Amdahl Corp.; Compaq Computer Corp.; Dell Computer Corp.; Fujitsu America Inc. of San Jose, Calif.; Hewlett-Packard Co.; IBM Corp.; NEC Computers Inc. of Sacramento, Calif., and Unisys Corp.

Compaq is slated to announce its platform tomorrow. Earlier this year, Unisys announced a modular 32-way platform optimized for Datacenter Server.

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