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RLX Technologies Inc., run by Compaq co-founder Gary Stimac with Michael Swavely, former president of North American operations for Compaq, are putting together a computer company that will build ultra-compact Internet servers, codenamed Ice, that will use Transmeta Corp. chips. The company intends to use Transmeta’s code-morphing abilities to lower chip temperatures by moving chip functions to software, allowing denser thin-server stacking in Internet data centers.

A venture capitalist from Sternhill Partners, an investor in RLX, says, “the folks who invented what is now the PC server… are about to re-invent it.”

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