IBM gets serious about 64 bits

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IBM gets serious about 64 bits

Hoping to accelerate the acceptance of 64-bit technology into the Linux world as well as getting a jump on competitors announcing products at next week’s LinuxWorld, IBM on Wednesday unveiled a new server based on AMD’s Opteron processor, along with a new version of its DB2 database and DB2-based clustering. “The new IBM eServer 325 with the new software, which will be aimed at companies looking to integrate their e-business infrastructure, is capable of running both 32- and 64-bit applications.”

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