Compaq Computer Corp has turned to Cupertino-based Tandem Computers Inc for the latter’s ServerNet high-speed bus server-clustering architecture in furtherance of its ambition to turn itself into a full-line computer manufacturer. Microsoft Corp is also in on the agreement, and the trio will push it as the basis of an industry standard for clustering, as part of Microsoft’s Windows NT Server availability initiative. Compaq and Microsoft also plan to add support for SQL Server on the Compaq On-Line Recovery Server. The Compaq servers will initially be offered with Windows NT Server, but Unix and NetWare are to follow. It will also work with database suppliers such as Oracle Corp, Sybase Inc and Microsoft to integrate their products into the strategy.