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Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux Inc has sold its EnFuzion clustering software to start-up Axceleon Inc, which has been founded by three ex-Turbolinux employees with the backing of investment firm Havenhill Technologies Group.

San Francisco, California-based Axceleon has acquired the EnFuzion clustering products and development team for an undisclosed fee, and is planning to continue the development and marketing of the clustering software, which supports Linux as well as Unix and Microsoft Corp's Windows, and provides load balancing, resource sharing and fault tolerance for clusters of up to 1,000 nodes.

Axceleon was founded by president and CEO Michael Duffy, vice president of engineering and CTO Rok Sosic, and vice president of sales and marketing Robert Graziotto. All three are former employees of Turbolinux, with Duffy serving as senior vice president of sales and services, Sosic as CTO and Graziatto as the head of the global account team. Additionally, Duffy is the managing partner of investor Havenhill.

The formation of Axceleon and the acquisition of EnFuzion follow the acquisition of Turbolinux by Japanese software house Software Research Associates Inc in August. While SRA acquired the Turbolinux name and Linux distribution business, Turbolinux's US management team planned to launch a new company based around its PowerCockpit server provisioning software under the management of former Turbolinux CEO Ly-Huong Pham.

With influential ex-Turbolinux employees now having formed Axceleon, doubts have been raised about the viability of the PowerCockpit-based business. The launch of the new company was slated to occur "in the coming weeks" following SRA's August acquisition of Turbolinux, but two months later all is quiet and the PowerCockpit product's web presence has disappeared.

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