Red Hat Advanced Server and Dell

Hubbard, David dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Wed Mar 27 14:24:00 CST 2002


If running on aacraid, we need all the I/O help we can get! :-)

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen_Wanless at dell.com [mailto:Stephen_Wanless at dell.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:07 PM
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Subject: RE: Red Hat Advanced Server and Dell
> 
> 
> > Can anyone from Dell comment on what this new product 
> > will mean to us Dell Linux users?
> 
> Well, I can't say what it might mean for *everyone* ! :)
> 
> Yes, we (Dell) will be supporting RH's AS operating system. Expect
> to see a more specific announcement from us in the near future.
> 
> > Any idea what "features kernel enhancements for improved 
> > application I/O performance" translates as?
> 
> I believe that after some extended work with database vendors, RH
> have made some optimisations to the I/O system. That is a marketing 
> answer, and I hope that someone who knows more than that might care
> to comment. More info can also be found here :
> 
> https://www.redhat.com/about/presscenter/2002/press_advserver.html
> 
> > And will it be offered on all PowerEdges?
> 
> We are still working on that one. Given it's pricing structure
> it might not make sense to offer it on all the PE units. Is $800
> a reasonable price for a Linux OS, regardless of the price of the
> hardware platform ?
> 
> Steve.
> 
> Linux Product Line Manager, Dell ESG.
> stephen_wanless at dell.com
> 
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