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HP tools help put open source in the datacentre

Cliff Saran

Hewlett-Packard has introduced tools designed to help users deploy open source technology in the datacentre.

The tools include open source software technology developed by HP called the Parallel Compositing Library, which enables users to make the most of previously unused compute power to display complex graphical data.

HP has also added Xen and guest operating system support for Debian to its recently launched HP Partner Virtualisation Programme, and now allows Linux users to run HP Integrity servers using its pay-per-use pricing.

Under the Pay-Per-Use (PPU) flexible pricing structure for Linux running on HP Integrity servers, computing capacity is available to users, who are then billed for only what they use. The addition of Linux completes the PPU offering across all operating systems on the HP Integrity platform, including HP-UX, Windows and OpenVMS.





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