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internetnews.com: HP Fills out Integrity, ProLiant Server Lines

Nov 03, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"The Integrity series now ranges from low end 2-way systems to the high performance 64-way Itanium Superdome machines, said Vish Mulchand, director of server marketing, Business Critical Systems at HP. Joining the rx2600 and the rx4600, which were announced this past June, are the Integrity rx7620 8-way and rx8620 16-way midrange servers and rx4640 machine, all of which run the Itanium 2 1.5 GHz chip.

"Mulchand said Palo, Alto, Calif.'s Integrity line now has more than enough firepower to compete for the lion's share of the market versus IBM's pSeries Unix server line and Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire Unix servers. Though HP has been widely figured to be the global Intel server leader since it acquired Compaq's broad server assets two years ago, the company wants to continue to gobble more Unix market share, where it competes with chief rivals IBM and Sun.

"One of its chief differentiators, HP says, is that the Integrity line is the only server family that can run the proprietary Unix operating system, HP-UX 11i, Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. OpenVMS is expected to be available on Integrity products in 2004..."

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