NewsByte 10 September 2001

IBM Introduces World's Fastest Midrange Server

New Eight-way IBM eServer Outperforms Twelve-way Sun UltraSparcIII System; Costs 33% Less

IBM today introduced the world's most powerful midrange server, an IBM eServer[1] UNIX [2] system that outperforms a much larger machine from Sun Microsystems while costing a third less[3]. The IBM eServer provides advantages in power, scalability and reliability that demonstrate the superiority of IBM's existing microprocessors over Sun's brand-new UltraSparcIII technology.

The industry's best-performing eight-way server for Web serving and Java applications, the system is well-suited for service providers as well as the data centers of large corporations and other demanding e-business environments.

The rack-mounted IBM eServer pSeries server provides the same advanced technology that has made IBM the leading vendor in the high end of the UNIX market. Powered by 750 MHz RS64 IV processors featuring IBM's copper and silicon-on-insulator technologies, the system is also bolstered with self-managing and self-healing technologies inherited from IBM's larger UNIX and mainframe systems.