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A Dumb Prediction: IBM will Buy HP's Unix Customers

Aug 19, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Just over a year ago Scott McNealy offered to have Sun extend support for HP-UX and begin a process to migrate HP's remaining Unix customers to Solaris. Most of the press laughed, and HP's people, presumably too busy bugging journalists to watch what was going on in the Unix part of their business, essentially did nothing.

"Now Sun's T2 is out and it's pretty much the world beater they promised--30% faster on SPEC throughput then IBM's 4.7Ghz Dual core Power6 and, more significantly, one third the cost and somewhere between two and three times the throughput of the Itanium..."

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