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Server and Workstation Cluster Initiative To Define High-Speed Communication Interfaces

HOUSTON, SANTA CLARA, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. — April 16, 1997 — Compaq Computer Corp., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. and other industry leaders today announced an initiative to define high-speed communication interfaces for clusters of servers and workstations. Called the Virtual Interface (VI) Architecture specification, the initiative will enable a new class of scalable cluster products offering high performance, low total cost of ownership and broad applicability. More than 40 companies will participate in the process to complete the draft technical specification before its public release later this year.

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