Friday, February 27, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Lenovo Offers Free McAfee LiveSafe Following Superfish Security Concerns
Yahoo Gains Search Share
Twitter To Offer More User Safety Features
Google to Start Ranking Mobile-friendly Sites Higher
Qualcomm Extends LTE to Unlicensed Spectrum to Enhance Mobile Experiences
Toshiba Develops Multicore SoC For Image-Recognition Applications
Samsung Says Semiconductor Technology Can Easily Scale Down to 5nm
Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement
Active Discussions
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
need help on some cd burning...
Why Double Logins ?
 Home > News > General Computing > IBM Rol...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, September 13, 2004
IBM Rolls Out New Linux Server Using Power5 Chip


IBM on Sunday announced a new computer server using its Power5 microprocessor tuned for the popular Linux operating system, as the No. 1 computer maker aims to broaden the adoption of Linux in broader corporate computing markets.

The OpenPower server, starting at $5,000 with one Power5 chip, can run either Novell Inc.'s (NOVL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) SuSe version of Linux or Red Hat Inc.'s (RHAT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , IBM said.

The Armonk, New York-based company had already ported Linux to the previous generation of its Power chips. The new server is not only an attempt to broaden the adoption of Linux but is also a way for IBM to boost returns from its investment in the Power5 chip, analysts said.

The Power5 chip, like Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Opteron and Intel Corp.'s (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Itanium processors, are so-called 64-bit, meaning they crunch data 64 bits at a time compared with the 32-bit x86 processors made by Intel and AMD used in personal computers and low-end servers.

"IBM is trying to become the 64-bit Linux platform or at least become one of the choices in 64-bit Linux," said Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting. "This is also aimed squarely at Microsoft."

Linux is a small but gathering threat to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, Olds said, noting that servers using Linux have been embraced by the science and technical computing market and at the edges of company's computer networks to serve up Web pages and such.

"IBM has had success with Linux in the mainframe market, but that's not the mass market," said Gordon Haff, a senior analyst at market research firm Illuminata.

Brian Connors, vice president, Linux on Power for IBM, said that the Linux server market is about $4 billion a year and that the market for Linux servers costing $10,000 and less is about $1.6 billion this year.

"Linux is still in its infancy but growing very rapidly," Connors said.

IBM already sells Linux servers using x86 chips, as do IBM rivals Dell Inc. (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , in addition to servers using Power chips and its own version of the Unix operating system, AIX.

The OpenPower 720 server will be available Sept. 24 and can be powered by as many as four Power5 chips, IBM said. In the first half of next year, the company will start selling OpenPower servers using two Power5 processors.

From Reuters



Previous
Next
Secure Video Platform to Combat DVD Piracy        All News        Silicon Optix REALTA Chip Brings Hollywood Quality Video To The Home
2004 E-CrimeWatch Survey Summary Findings     General Computing News      Tiny robot walks on water

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM Unveils New Storage Solutions Based on Micron's Flash
IBM BigInsights Introduces Machine Learning With R
IBM Says Popular Dating Apps Are Vulnerable to Hackers
Cloud Cryptographic Algorithm Protects Personal Data
IBM Posts Fourth-quarter Results
IBM Launches Powerful z13 Mainframe
IBM Retains U.S. Patent Record in 2014
Intel, IBM Follow Different Strategies On 14nm FinFET
Apple and IBM Bring Big Data Analytics and Security Capabilities on iPhone And iPad
Mobile Shopping Dominated During Thanksgiving And Black Friday
IBM Patents Cloud Privacy Engine
IBM Introduces Verse Business E-mail With Social Media Integration

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .