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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Rumble in the Data Center Jungle: Linux vs. Unix

Feb 03, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

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"With the release of the OpenPower 710 into the wilds of the data center, IBM is hoping to siphon away some of the Unix users who are becoming increasingly interested in switching to an x86 offering from competitors Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard.

"Based on the Power5 chip set, the 710 may be the younger sibling of the four-way OpenPower 720 launched last October. However, IBM has big aspirations for the entry-level server, which it has labeled as an alternative that will outperform other Linux servers from HP and Sun..."

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