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Microsoft Corp. and Giganet(R), Inc., a provider of VI-based data center networks, has announced that Microsoft has selected Giganet's high-performance Virtual Interface (VI) Networking products as the system area network for the new Microsoft Technology Center (MTC mtc - A Modula-2 to C translator.
), opening on October 12, 2000 in Austin, Texas.

The MTC will offer a private eBusiness lab where firms can obtain hands-on application design, development, and testing assistance to bring their eBusiness solutions rapidly to market. Enterprises can easily replicate this scalable, reliable eBusiness environment into their Internet data centers. Giganet's VI networks deliver the performance and scalability necessary for Internet data centers to meet the needs for on-demand application and data delivery. Giganet was also the data center network of choice in Microsoft's first MTC, which opened in Waltham, Massachusetts One of the early centers of the Industrial Revolution in northern America, Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 59,226 at the 2000 census.  in March 2000.

The Center's environment is powered by Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
(R) 2000 and SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server.  2000, and Dell PowerEdge This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article.  servers, PowerApp appliance servers, PowerVault storage, and Precision workstations. The eBusiness lab relies on Giganet's high performance VI networks to meet the rigorous information access demands of eBusiness applications. Giganet's networks connect the Center's application, database, and Web servers. Dell also offers Giganet's VI based cLAN host adapters and 8 and 30- port cluster switches with its PowerEdge servers to help improve the performance and availability of interconnected systems.

Giganet's products provide the industry's highest performance data center communications and enable the creation of plug-and-playVI-based networks - from two-to-hundreds of endpoints - that deliver on-demand scalability and unmatched availability in support of mission-critical enterprise and Internet applications. The VI Architecture enables very high-speed communications among servers, with ultra-low latency and low CPU CPU
 in full central processing unit

Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit.
 utilization. Enterprises building VI-enabled SQL Server 2000, Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking.  4.0, or Windows 2000-based data center networks with Giganet's VI networks products also benefit from the on-demand scalability, delivering more data to more users, faster.

Giganet is a leading provider of high-performance system and storage networks. Giganet networking products are based on the Virtual Interface (VI) standard. Internet applications and data running over Giganet VI-enabled networks experience greater performance and scalability, delivering more data to more users, faster. Giganet is a privately held corporation Noun 1. privately held corporation - a corporation owned by a few people; shares have no public market
close corporation, closed corporation, private corporation
, headquartered in Concord, Mass.
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Date:Oct 16, 2000

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