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NEW IBM eServer SYSTEMS SHATTER PERFORMANCE RECORDS

 

  
YEAR 2001 PRESS RELEASES
 

 

NEW IBM eServer SYSTEMS SHATTER PERFORMANCE  RECORDS

  Dubai, UAE - April 26, 2001

IBM introduced two ultra-powerful midrange IBM eServer[1] UNIX[2] systems - the p620 and p660 -  that smash e-business performance records by leveraging IBM’s Silicon-on-Insulator technology, self-management capabilities and mainframe-grade memory correction features.

 Extending the strategy that has driven IBM’s success since the introduction of breakthrough Copper Technology in 1999, the new servers provide dramatically better performance than competing systems at a fraction of the price.

 The deskside p620 and rack-mounted p660 are the industry’s first midrange UNIX servers to contain IBM-pioneered Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology. Microprocessors built with SOI run up to 35 percent faster and at much cooler temperatures than traditional aluminum chips, increasing server performance and up-time.

 In contrast to the IBM systems, Sun’s comparable server – the recently-announced Sun Fire 3800 -- is up to 89 percent more expensive[3], consumes nearly three times more electricity[4], and generates tremendous amounts of heat -- the bane of server reliability[5]. Requiring more processors to achieve a given level of performance, the Sun Fire 3800 is also one of the industry’s costliest platforms for running key software applications[6].

 Today’s announcement is accompanied by IBM’s introduction of AIX 5L, the next generation in UNIX operating systems.  Specifically tuned for Linux, AIX 5L provides the industry’s premier environment for building and managing both UNIX and Linux applications, providing a substantial advantage over closed, proprietary systems.

 Midrange Dynamos

 The new IBM eServer systems offer the speed and reliability to run customers’ most important applications, including e-business, supply chain, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

 In addition to SOI, the p620 and p660 both incorporate the IBM-pioneered copper-microprocessor technology that was introduced in the IBM eServer line last year. Copper chips provide superior performance to those that contain aluminum because copper is a better electrical conductor than aluminum.

 The microprocessor innovations are reflected in the new servers’ performance numbers, with The IBM eServer p660 being the world’s fastest 6-way Web server.

 The p660 and p620 are also equipped with self-management and reliability features available only on IBM systems. Chipkill technology derived from IBM’s mainframes, virtually eliminates memory failures -- one of the most  frequent causes of server downtime. Chipkill is 100 times more effective than the Error Checking Correction technology implemented by most server vendors.

 If a memory failure does occur, Chipkill automatically and gracefully takes the inoperative memory chip off-line, while the server keeps running.

 [1] The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it.

[2]UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through The Open Group.

[3] According to published products specs, a 4-way IBM eServer p660 with 4GB of memory, 36 GB disk, DVD/CD-ROM and tape drive costs $92,885, compared with $174,445 for a similarly-configured Sun Fire 3800.

[4] According to published product specs, the maximum power dissipation of a 6-way IBM eServer p660 is 965 Watts, compared with 2,760 Watts for an 8-way Sun Fire 3800.

[5] According to published product specs, the maximum heat dissipation of an IBM eServer p660 is 3,286 BTUs/hr compared with 9,420 BTUs/hr for a Sun Fire 3800.

[6] Applications such as Oracle are priced on a sliding scale based on number of processors. The cost for an Oracle 8i license on an 8-way Sun

Fire 3800 is $768,000 compared with $513,000 for a 6-way IBM eServer p660.

Prices from Oracle store at www.oracle.com as of April 9, 2001.

 - ends-

 Issued on behalf of IBM by Gulf Hill & Knowlton, Dubai.  For further information please contact James Mullan on telephone; 3344 930, fax; 3344 923 or jmullan@hillandknowlton.co.ae

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