Server makers on the prowl

Hewlett-Packard to defend its territory with a midrange Unix server; ServerWorks vies for the heart of Intel servers; IBM holds its own in a shrinking marketplace.

Stephen Shankland
Stephen Shankland principal writer
Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and writes about processors, digital photography, AI, quantum computing, computer science, materials science, supercomputers, drones, browsers, 3D printing, USB, and new computing technology in general. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces. His first big scoop was about radioactive cat poop.
Expertise processors, semiconductors, web browsers, quantum computing, supercomputers, AI, 3D printing, drones, computer science, physics, programming, materials science, USB, UWB, Android, digital photography, science Credentials I've been covering the technology industry for 24 years and was a science writer for five years before that. I've got deep expertise in microprocessors, digital photography, computer hardware and software, internet standards, web technology, and other dee
Hewlett-Packard plans to defend its territory with a midrange Unix server; ServerWorks takes aim at Intel servers with a new chipset; IBM maintains its lead in a softening marketplace; and SWsoft unveils software that lets a single Intel server act like several computers.

HP reinforcing its Unix stronghold
Hewlett-Packard is set to unveil a midrange Unix server, a machine that incorporates features from HP's higher-end brethren into the core of its Unix line.
February 24, 2002 
ServerWorks vies for Intel systems' heart
The company is to introduce its new chipset, replete with features such as high-end memory and one that lets computers have spare memory banks.
February 24, 2002 
Software lets Intel servers divide
A software upgrade from SWsoft gives Intel servers features of higher-end Unix systems and mainframes, letting a single machine act like several computers.
February 22, 2002 
IBM holds its own in shrinking market
New figures show that Big Blue surged in server market share in 2001, gaining at the expense of Sun, HP and Compaq as the overall market shrank.
February 22, 2002