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NewsForge: Logical Linux Partitions on IBM's iSeries can Benefit SMBs

Mar 25, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stacey Quandt)

"Although the computer industry seems focused on the 64-bit battle between Intel's Itanium and AMD's Opteron, a more interesting 64-bit platform to watch is IBM's PowerPC. Of IBM's two PowerPC platforms, the pSeries and iSeries, the latter, formerly known as the AS/400, is the one to watch. The iSeries, in combination with Linux, can drive new levels of productivity for end users.

"Today there are more than 400,000 iSeries and AS/400 servers in use by more than 245,000 IBM customers in at least 100 countries. The largest concentration of iSeries and AS/400 customers is in Italy. According to IBM, customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa bought 46 percent of all iSeries and AS/400 machines sold..."

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