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IBM powers up

Big Blue releases a new eight-processor server for the Unix market aimed squarely at IT buyers on a budget. Also: The Department of Energy is tapping IBM for more computing power.

Big Blue will release a new eight-processor server for the Unix market on Monday aimed squarely at IT buyers on a budget. Also: The Department of Energy is tapping IBM for more computing power, and Big Blue is using an extra dash of pixie dust to add gigabytes of storage to its notebook hard drives.


IBM releases a new eight-processor server for the Unix market aimed squarely at IT buyers on a budget.
November 10, 2002


The federal government contracts with IBM to upgrade its IBM RS/6000 SP supercomputer and double the computer's processor count from 3,328 to 6,656.
November 8, 2002

previous coverage

New hard drives for notebooks boost capacity to 80GB, thanks to the company's more liberal use of the element ruthenium, dubbed "pixie dust."
November 6, 2002


The latest Xeon MP chips take their place in Big Blue's xSeries server line, promising higher performance for about the same price as earlier systems.
November 5, 2002