Compaq sets server OS plans

Compaq sets server OS plans

Compaq Computer Corp. last week announced it would release Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server on its eight-way Pentium III Xeon ProLiant 8500 server and a 32-way ProLiant due later this year.

The high-end 32-bit operating system can use up to 32 processors and 64G of memory for data warehousing and other large-scale applications.

Before selling a ProLiant loaded with Datacenter, Compaq will run the OS on the servers for a 14-day stress test, company spokeswoman Robin Hensley said.

Compaq will also throw in StorageWorks RAID systems and SANworks software for managing storage area networks, said Guy Mackenzie, manager of multivendor platforms.

No prices are available until the servers' formal introduction this fall, Hensley said.

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