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Linux server maker to sell in Japan

Start-up Egenera has signed a deal that will help the Marlboro, Mass.-based company sell its high-end Linux servers in Japan, the company said Wednesday. Under the partnership, Japanese company Itochu Techno-Science will maintain and support Egenera's BladeFrame servers in Japan. Egenera's Tokyo-based operations, managed by Yasunobu Ohta, began in October 2002.

The BladeFrame systems, which include as many as 24 four-processor servers packed into a single chassis, are used by financial services companies including J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston.