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InfoWorld: IBM sets its sights on ISP and ASP markets for the RS/6000

“Shifting its focus to what figures to be a more lucrative
opportunity, IBM this fall will deliver a lower-end RS/6000 server
aimed at ISPs and ASPs that is built around the innards of its
existing Model 150 workstation.

Called Pizzazz, the upcoming box — now in beta testing and due
sometime in October — will use the same CPU and basic architecture
as the company’s Model 150 workstation. Company officials believe
the system will perform adequately as a server because of the
ability of its processor to transfer 6.4GBps when dealing with
high-speed cache memory.”

“While the upcoming box will be bundled with the company’s AIX
4.3.3 operating system, company officials expect a growing
number of service providers, particularly ISPs, will prefer
Linux.
In anticipation of that IBM will offer a set of
Linux-oriented bundled solutions
mostly aimed at the lower-end
of the traditional Unix market.”

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