HP abandons plans for TruCluster on HP-UX

It was widely reported that HP is abandoning plans for TruCluster on HP-UX. I view this as a bitter-sweet event. On the one hand, it removes a Sun Cluster competitor (sweet!). But on the other hand, TruCluster and its predecessors have been instrumental in driving cluster development in the UNIX world. Given the moves by HP over the past few years as they distance themselves from UNIX and microprocessor development, I wonder who will be able to fill the gap that their competitive spirit and excellent research leaves open. Invent doesn't mean acquire in my dictionary.

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