Stampede Announces TurboGold Acceleration Software for AS/400

Joanna Doyle

TurboGold for Lotus Notes, from Stampede Technologies Inc. (Dayton, Ohio), will soon be available for IBM AS/400 and RS/6000 servers, the company announced this week at Lotusphere in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Stampede will release versions of both the Client/Server and Server-to-Server TurboGold accelerators for the IBM platforms.

TurboGold, an advanced server acceleration product for Domino servers, conserves bandwidth and speeds replication between servers and remote users or between multiple servers by using caching, compression and streaming technology. TurboGold adapts to different workloads and is able to grow with the customer’s network. It is designed to run as an add-in task on Domino servers for easy installation.

The popularity of TurboGold in its original Windows NT version led Stampede Technologies to develop versions to run on other servers, according to Gordon Dorworth, Stampede president and CEO.

“TurboGold’s Windows NT software has been very successful since its release,” Dorworth says. “That success prompted numerous requests from customers that we add our acceleration capability to other prominent platforms like the IBM AS/400 and AIX servers. These requests along with the strong presence these IBM servers have in Lotus Notes environments made the decision to port to these platforms an easy one.”

Stampede views the recent release of the AS/400e Dedicated Server for Domino as a sign of IBM’s commitment to helping businesses leverage Lotus Domino’s workflow and messaging software. TurboGold’s new advanced server software is designed to build on this collaborative effort in its integration with IBM’s AS/400 and RS/6000 (AIX) server and Domino architecture.

TurboGold’s Advanced Server products will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2000, and are priced from $6,295 for a single server.