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LA Times / Bloomberg: IBM Seeks Market Advantage for New Mainframe in Electrical Crisis

Feb 20, 2001, 08:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Horvitz)

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"Soon after the California electricity shortage hit the front pages, light bulbs went on in some minds at International Business Machines Corp., the premier maker of big, powerful mainframe computers."

"Now, the world's No. 1 computer maker is stressing another point in its marketing: energy savings."

"At the same time, hardware upgrades, the maturation of the Linux operating system and new software pricing methods have let mainframes work like an entire 'farm' in a single box. The z900, which typically costs about $1.5 million, can be partitioned into hundreds of virtual servers, each assigned discrete computing tasks."

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