IBM upgrading resource allocation package

IBM Corp. this month plans to release Version 2 of Server Allocation for WebSphere Application Server, the company's software for pooling of application resources and allocating workloads.

New features include the ability to handle multiple workloads in Linux clusters, the ability to integrate with Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator software, for provisioning of server traffic, and for running workloads in parallel, IBM officials said. Multiple workloads such as transactional and compute-intensive workloads can be run.

IBM officials discussed the product during a presentation on its e-business on demand strategy in San Jose, Calif. on Tuesday.

The company on Tuesday also said it has chosen its Silicon Valley facility in San Jose as its first "e-business on demand Center of Competency." The center and others to be located at various spots around the globe are intended to provide guidance to customers on operating high-volume transactional Web sites and conducting Internet business.

The centers will open in the next year.

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