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NewsForge: IBM Pitches/HP Swings at New OpenPower Servers

Sep 13, 2004, 16:45 (8 Talkback[s])

"The presidential campaign is not the only race that's being hotly contested these days. Consider the battle of titans underway as the two largest computer hardware firms in the world--IBM and HP--duke it out to become the 'most favored vendor' of the burgeoning community of Linux users. Late last week IBM notified news organizations--under an embargo effective until today, September 13th--of yet another line of Linux-powered servers. The new offering is called OpenPower and is based on IBM's 64-bit POWERS hardware platform. Almost on the heels of the embargoed news came an offer from HP to talk to them about why IBM's newest Linux offering is not all that..."

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