Wednesday, August 02, 2006

IBM - copying Sun with AMD servers

Yesterday, IBM announced a range of new AMD servers aimed directly at Sun's X4100, X4200 and X4600 servers. Coupled with this announcement was news that IBM is releasing 4-way AMD blades to compete with the Sun Blade 8000 Modular System. Well, they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

The downside for Sun is that IBM has managed to squeeze an extra 15% of speed out of the server RAM with patented Xcelerated Memory Technology™. Let's see how the benchmarks compare - and hope that Sun can stay a step ahead.


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