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internetnews.com: IBM 'POWERs' Up to Propel On-demand

Apr 01, 2004, 00:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Looking to expand the sphere of its company-wide on-demand strategy even further, IBM's POWER architecture will be found in anything from consumer electronics to supercomputers, IBM officials said Wednesday.

"During a news conference here, IBM executives said they will open up the deisgn process for developers to make the chips more pervasive in the heavily competitive computing industry.

"The company also demonstrated its pending POWER5 architecture, which, as promised, runs multiple operating systems in virtual partitions off one chip in order to help enterprises consolidate IT infrastructure. However, commercial products based on the next-generation architecture aren't expected until the second half of 2004, company officials said..."

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