SCO OpenServer Release 6 Technical White Paper - Part 7

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Add-on, Optional Services

In addition to the rich set of features included in SCO OpenServer Release 6, SCO provides a series of add-on, optional software packages that extend or enhance the capabilities of the system for specific solutions. The sections that follow briefly describe these services.

Scalability Services

SCO OpenServer Release 6 Processor Upgrades

SCO OpenServer Release 6 is designed to support up to 32 CPUs in a symmetrical multiprocessor system. This enables the operating system that uses multiple CPUs to execute more than one process simultaneously. SCO OpenServer Release 6 customers can purchase processor upgrade licenses in one-processor increments to increase the number of CPUs configured on the Enterprise Edition (the Starter Edition has a special 5-user license). Processor upgrade licenses are available to accommodate a maximum of 32 CPUs.

SCO OpenServer Release 6 Maximum Memory Licenses

The Enterprise and Starter Editions (which include support for 1 and 4 gigabytes of memory, respectively) can be upgraded to support up to 64GB of main memory. The following non-additive licenses are offered to extend the total supported main memory size:

  • Up to 4 Gigabyte Maximum Memory License (Starter only)
  • Up to 8 Gigabyte Maximum Memory License
  • Up to 16 Gigabyte Maximum Memory License
  • Up to 32 Gigabyte Maximum Memory License
  • Up to 64 Gigabyte Maximum Memory License

SCO OpenServer Release 6 User Licenses

The number of users can be increased on the Enterprise Edition by purchasing additional user licenses in increments of 10, 25, 100, or 500 users. These are additive licenses. A special 5-user license is available for the Starter Edition.

Windows and DOS Application Services – MergePro

The latest release of the Merge product family, MergePro, delivers the ability to run Windows 2000 and Windows XP applications simultaneously with business critical UNIX applications on a single SCO OpenServer Release 6 server. A common filesystem allows Windows and UNIX system users to share data. Windows and UNIX system users simultaneously share printers and other standard PC peripherals. MergePro provides access to thousands of off-the-shelf Windows applications along with UNIX applications.

MergePro will be made available after FCS of SCO OpenServer Release 6.

WebConnect for SCO

SCO has partnered with Ericom Software to offer Ericom's PowerTerm® technology as part of the SCO OpenServer Release 6 release. The availability of Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect for SCO OpenServer, provides SCO customers with a comprehensive Server Based computing solution that provides secure local and remote access to SCO character based applications, Windows applications running on Windows Terminal Server 2000 / 2003 / 2003 x64, and other legacy applications running on Mainframes, AS/400, OpenVMS, UNIX and more.

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