Compaq says Wildfire is fastest Risc server

Compaq says its new high-end enterprise servers, which were launched last week, are the fastest Risc Unix servers in the world,...

Compaq says its new high-end enterprise servers, which were launched last week, are the fastest Risc Unix servers in the world, writes Caroline Davis.

Compaq says it is targeting its Alphaserver GS range - codenamed Wildfire - at dotcoms, healthcare and financial services. It promises improved performance and availability for e-business.

The 16-processor GS160 will be the first to ship, followed by the 32-processor GS320 later in the summer. An eight-processor version, the GS80, will not ship until autumn. All three models run OpenVMS as well as Compaq's Tru64 Unix. Compaq has previously said that it has no plans to release a Linux version, although a spokesman says the servers will be tested to ensure Linux compatibility.

Priced from $100,000 to $1m (£62,500 - £625,000) the servers are pitted against Sun models such as the E10000.

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