September 24, 2001

IBM sells 1,000th mainframe model; promotes 'virtual' servers

Author: JT Smith

Reported at Bloomberg: "International Business Machines Corp. has sold its
1,000th zSeries mainframe computer in what one analyst calls ``a year of resurgence'' for the
refrigerator-size machines known for their reliability.

Some companies are cutting costs by eliminating ``farms'' of smaller server computers that run Web
sites and network printers. Instead, they are installing one mainframe and partitioning it into scores
or even hundreds of ``virtual'' servers running the free Linux operating system."


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