IBM has leapfrogged HP in the mid-range server market with the launch of a new Internet server aimed at the top end of the unix workgroup market.
Available at the end of this month the F50 can be used as a stand alone multi-user, application or database server and has the connectivity to participate in most Unix and PC networks.
According to Ian Roscow, product consultant in IBM?s RS/6000 division, as well as being aimed at the web server market the F50 can also be used as a symmetrical multiprocessing machine for heavy duty online transaction processing. He said the machine supported 7,300 transactions per minute and 2148 http operations per second. ?An HP 9000 box had the previous http record for a 4-way server with 2114 http operations per second. We have got the fastest at the moment in this area,? he said.
Officials said the server will ship with IBM?s latest AIX operating system which includes Lotus Domino, a version of Lotus Notes that offers an Internet access facility and will cost about #23,000.
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