IBM to ship its 4000R server, a thin server targeted at ISPs and ASPs. The 4000R sets a new standard for CPU density, fitting two Pentium IIIs in a one-rack-unit (1U) high enclosure, and will be priced at $3,000 to $4,000.
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Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs). The 4000R, which will have up to two CPUs (Pentium II or III) per system, is a rack-mountable, stackable system. The system, expected to ship in late September, will cost $3,000 to $4,000. Market Impact This announcement sets a new level of CPU density at two per U or 84 per rack (42U-high) - 75% more than the previous density mark of 8 CPUs in a 7U height, or 48 CPUs per rack. In addition, this server, based on the Network Engines