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Server makers power up

With an expanded set of server chips, Intel in 2003 plans to go after RISC chipmakers. Also: HP, IBM and others look for performance gains from their server lines.

roundup With an expanded set of server chips, Intel in 2003 plans to go after RISC chipmakers. Hewlett-Packard takes its server destiny in its own hands with the sx1000 chipset, while Big Blue works to generate some business buzz for utility computing with its server products.


The company plans to come out with server chips tailored for every taste and budget in 2003 in a bid to take market share from other chipmakers such as Sun and IBM.
February 19, 2003


The leading Linux seller quietly releases an updated version of its Advanced Server product that adds support for Big Blue's x440 server, an important expansion for both companies.
February 18, 2003


Big Blue bolsters its on-demand computing initiative with business partner programs and "express" versions of database, storage management and collaboration software.
February 18, 2003


Two server components are expected to vastly increase the power of Hewlett-Packard's Itanium servers, making them on par with the machines using processors of HP's own design.
February 17, 2003


The software company, whose product lets Intel computers run several operating systems simultaneously, announces an upgrade that will let its products run a new class of more powerful programs.
February 17, 2003


Big Blue fires up a computer running IBM's forthcoming Power5 processor, a key milestone for the company's future plans to pressure Sun and Hewlett-Packard in the Unix server market.
February 17, 2003


Hewlett-Packard begins selling two important new products, servers with eight Intel Xeon processors that could help recover market share lost to IBM.
February 17, 2003


Big Blue will take the wraps off a data integration product based on its research project for consolidating data from multiple sources.
February 16, 2003