Keio University to Build Large-scale Campus Network Using Red Hat Linux and IBM's Netfinity Servers

Research Triangle Park

United States, December 12, 2000

This network will integrate the independent campus networks at Keio's Hiyoshi and Yagami Campuses and provide 15,000 teachers, staff, and students with basic network services including file-sharing and e-mail. The new system will go on-line from April of next year, 2001. The network will expand to other campuses starting from the next fiscal year.

Keio plans to install 47 Netfinity® 4500R servers running Red Hat Linux 7, each having minimum capacity of 5 terabytes.

IBM's Netfinity® will be provided by Alpha Computer, Incorporated, a business partner of IBM.

IBM Netfinity® 4500R
IBM Netfinity® 4500R is a rack-optimized server with expandability as well as mid-range server performance and operability, all condensed into a 3U size. It contains an Intel® Pentium® III processor and provides high scalability by expanding to 2-way SMP.

The IBM® xSeries, are high cost-performance servers based on the X-architecture that integrates IBM's server technology realizing high reliability/availability with the industry standard Intel architecture.

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