Microsoft Talking Big for Servers

For years, Microsoft has argued that servers containing only a handful of processors are good enough for most of the world. But now, with the advent of huge Intel machines and the approaching release of a new version of Windows that will run on them, the company is changing its tune. For heavyweight business computing jobs such as housing a large company’s sales transaction database, Microsoft’s preferred philosophy has been to share the load among lower-end servers grouped into a “cluster”. It’s been a tough sell, however, with large corporations sticking with mainframes or Unix servers.” Read the report at


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