"The p5 servers have already delivered benchmark performance more than double that of HP Itanium II-based servers and as much as three times the performance of HP PA-RISC and Sun UltraSparc-based systems." Oh yeah!
In addition to the performance we have virtualization. For anyone who doesn't know about virtualization - it allows you to run multiple operating systems per processor. This will enable you to replace several smaller servers (even running differant OS) on one more powerful, higher performing server. Efficiencies that benefit you as an IT manager, that's a novel concept, huh?
Now, about Linux....yes that is my focus. So now we have systems for many workloads. We have Linux based systems to support your infrastructure with workload solutions for file and print, web serving and more. We have application based Linux servers for DB2, Websphere and even Sybase. High performance computing on Linux is a growing focus with solutions in Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Computational Chemistry. Check out these solutions: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/linux/power/solutions/index.html
Yahoo - more products supporting Linux to meet your growing demand!
Highlights for Linux on POWER
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Did you see that Novell made a great step forward by offering a license and single price for all the Blades in an IBM BladeCenter chasis. This is a tremendous possible saving for customers with bladecenters. Regardless of blade type, POWER, intell, etc, a single license charge supports the full population. Not to try and sell you on anything...but check it out if you have a bladecenter..you might save up to $17,000 for your company.
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Did you happen to catch the latest interview with Linus Torvalds? Very interesting....talks about enforceing trademarks of Linux which he owns. He says this is nothing new from his standpoint. Also comments (although he ducks saying he will leave this to the lawyers) on a possible re-write of the GPL...
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