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IBM Supercharges Applications With New AIX Operating System Features

IBM Also Becomes First UNIX Vendor to Offer Product Based on Globus Open Source Grid Management Software

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Armonk, N.Y - 22 May 2002: IBM today introduced a host of new high performance features in its AIX operating system that are designed to supercharge compute-intensive applications. The company also announced that it will become the first major UNIX vendor to offer a "productized" version of the Globus Toolkit, the industry's de facto standard open source Grid management software.

The fastest growing UNIX operating system[1], AIX 5L contains the industry's most sophisticated Linux interoperability functions. The features announced today improve the speed of bandwidth-intensive workloads, such as Business Intelligence applications that search massive corporate data warehouses, as well as High Performance Computing applications, such as automobile safety test simulations. The new features include: