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High-End Wintel-Based Rackmount Servers - The Big Get Bigger
A market analysis of Wintel-based rackmount servers: who are the key players, why they'll stay that way, their strengths, why a customer would want one, and

wintel hardware  End Wintel-Based Rackmount Servers - The Big Get Bigger High-End Wintel-Based Rackmount Servers - The Big Get Bigger R.A. Krause - August, 1999 Market Overview The high-end rackmount ( RM ) Intel-based server market is defined as servers (usually more than one) mounted into floor-standing ( FS ) equipment racks, plus storage and other peripherals. Prices range from ~$10K for a bare-bones configuration to $100+K for a loaded configuration. This market grew out of the need for customers to put more

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Does Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors?


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HP's Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers: Focusing on Reliability and Expandability


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Dell's High-End Rackmount Servers - Challenging Compaq's Wintel Dominance


Dell Computer Corporation has shaken up the PC Server market, in three years moving from the #5 US market share position to a solid #2 (and #3 worldwide) - and has set its sights on #1 Compaq. This note assesses its strengths and weaknesses in the ever-growing and increasingly important rackmount server marketplace.

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Wintel Tries to “Embrace and Extend” the English Language


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Compaq to Offer Co-Branded iPAQ BlackBerry Wireless E-mail Solution


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Cobalt Releases Linux "Clustering" Software


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