Dell and Napster to promote music downloads at colleges

Posted on Thursday, July 07 2005 @ 01:56:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell and Napster have teamed up to offer colleges and universities a hardware-software music download bundle. The package includes a Dell PowerEdge 1855 blade server with Napster's SuperPeer software, enabling the schools to create a local music and other content cache.
The siting of a caching server within the campus network is intended to ease the pressure put on the university's network from simultaneous digital music downloads by hundreds of students, the companies said Wednesday.
The University of Washington will start offering this service this fall using 10 Dell servers. More info at CNET