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internetnews.com: IBM Caps Off Power4+ Integration with New Server

May 28, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"IBM christened the integration of its Power4+ chip architecture across its Unix server line Wednesday by releasing a new pSeries machine for the low-end of the market. The move to the Power4+ from the Power3 architecture is IBM's bid to offer enhanced performance at a reasonable price, something rivals HP and Sun Microsystems have been working toward.

"The Armonk, N.Y. company said it has completed the integration of 64-bit Power4+ across its Unix line after six months and unveiled the p615, an entry-level machine IBM said is 110 percent more powerful than the pSeries 610, which uses Power3-II chips. Ideal for running such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, customer relationship management and business intelligence applications, the p615 effectively replaces the p610, but IBM said it would still keep up its production in that departments to serve existing customers...

"IBM offers p615 support for its Unix operating system, AIX 5L, and Linux. The p615 is available now at a starting price of $5,745 for a one-way system with one GB of memory. A two-way with 2GB will be ready June 20 and is expected to retail for $9,995 for the AIX version, and $8,995 for the Linux version..."

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