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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provide growth for both IBM and the general market, by accelerating the recent growth of thin servers. In keeping with the general server market trend, it will lead to market consolidation as the small-manufacturer offerings get overshadowed over the longer term (24-36 months, 60% probability). User Recommendations This announcement is a departure from IBM's heretofore me-too offerings, and may signal a shift in IBM's focus from standard vanilla products to more leading-edge systems. (Of course, if