Bresniker tells El Reg that OpenVMS 8.4 will span across all of the four blades in the most recent Tukwila blade servers, delivering 32-core scalability, and that customers who need more scalability than that can do VAXclusters lashing multiple blade boxes together
Come on El Reg. Just ask anyone who has used VMSClusters in production, they are not lashed together.
VAXClustering has been around since 1983. I witnessed some of the FCC RFI Testing of the kit in a place called 'The Bubble' near Marlboro, MA. I was testing a VAX 11/730 combo.
Since the release of the Alpha CPU the clustering was renamed VMSClusters.
If this is HP still saying VAX Cluster then I'd be rather worried if I were an HP customer.
Even nearly 30 years after its introduction VMSClustering gives a whole lot of features that those in the Unix/Linux world can only drool at in envy. A fully implemented OOTB cluster wide file system will be IMHO its lasting legacy.