Compaq boasts server dominance

Less than a fortnight after arch-rival Dell announced plans to ramp up its server business, Compaq today hit back by claiming the hog's share of the Pentium Pro-based server market.

Compaq's ProLiant 5000 range took almost 80 per cent of the server and super server market, according to a report by market research firm IDC.

In addition, Compaq said the fastest model in the line was the first to break the Transaction Processing Council's (TPC) price/performance barrier. The TPC benchmark is widely used by system vendors as an indicator of suitability for dealing with Internet and intra-net traffic.

Compaq can be contacted by telephone on 0990-134456.

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