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CRN: Dataquest: U.S. Server Shipments Rising, Linux Coming On Strong

Aug 28, 2002, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

In terms of volume, HP beat Dell, shipping 125,000 units compared to Dell's 116,000 units, Hewitt said. IBM came in with 46,000 units, followed by Gateway with 5,500 units and Data General with 3,300 units. Total shipments in the U.S. were 433,000 units for the quarter.

"Of those servers, the Linux-based market segment grew the fastest, Hewitt said. Total Linux-based IA-32 server revenue for the quarter was $220 million, up from $170 million in the same quarter of 2001. Dell was barely the leader, with $59.2 million, followed closely by HP at $58.6 million and IBM at $42 million.

"Linux-based IA-32 shipments in the U.S. grew more than 50 percent from last year, reaching 60,453 units during the second quarter of 2002, compared to 40,600 units in 2001. HP led with 16,303 units, followed by Dell with 15,636 units and IBM with 8,315 units..."

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