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IBM LAUNCHES WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL SERVER.

IBM has introduced the world's most powerful UNIX server, crowning a five-year effort to deliver a new class of UNIX system that incorporates microprocessor breakthroughs and mainframe technologies. At half the price of the just-released Sun Fire 15K, the IBM eServer p690 -- code-named "Regatta" -- fundamentally transforms the economics of UNIX servers.

The IBM eServer p690 offers enterprises the most efficient platform for both server consolidation and large, single-system applications. When tackling the most complex problems, multiple p690 servers can be linked together to create supercomputers powered by more than 1,000 processors.

Initial p690 customers include Raytheon, Ahold Corporation, Telia Net, Tokyo Metro University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences.

"Five years ago, IBM set out to reinvent the UNIX server, and today we are delivering groundbreaking technologies never before seen in UNIX systems," said Rod Adkins, general manager, IBM eServer pSeries. "There is nothing in today's UNIX marketplace -- and on the horizon -- that begins to match its performance, reliability and flexibility to consolidate diverse workloads.

"IBM's server innovation doesn't stop here," Adkins added. "Our next step will be to leverage IBM's mainframe technology to reinvent the Intel-based high-end server market."

With fewer, more powerful processors, the eServer p690 achieves leadership business, scientific and Java performance benchmarks while delivering greater reliability and lower electricity, maintenance, operating and system administrator costs. Fewer processors also translates into lower cost of ownership, since many key software applications priced according to total number of processors are significantly less expensive to run on the eServer p690.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Oct 8, 2001
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