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Procket Founder Takes On Servers

One thing about those Procket guys -- they know how to think big.

After taking his lumps against (Nasdaq: CSCO) and (Nasdaq: JNPR) in core routers, former Procket Networks CEO Sharad Mehrotra is accepting a job that doesn't sound much easier: CEO of a company targeting the high-end server franchises of Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW).

Dubbed Fabric7 -- which has no known relationship to Wave7 or Blake's 7 -- the 80-employee startup today announced its Q80 and Q160 servers, which combine Advanced Micro Devices's (NYSE: AMD) Opteron processors with proprietary switching technology. The latter gives the boxes speed comparable to high-end Unix systems or even mainframes, despite using off-the-shelf chips, Fabric7 officials claim. (See Fabric7 Unveils Servers.)

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Craig Matsumoto, Senior Editor, Light Reading