New HP chip in low-end Unix server

Summary:Hewlett-Packard has brought its new PA-8700 chip to its low-end server line, beefing up the four-processor L-class server with the faster CPU as expected and renaming the product the rp5400. The systems, costing $16,900 for a bare-bones configuration, competes against Linux and Windows servers from a host of companies, but more directly with IBM's new p610 and Sun's new V880.

Hewlett-Packard has brought its new PA-8700 chip to its low-end server line, beefing up the four-processor L-class server with the faster CPU as expected and renaming the product the rp5400.

The systems, costing $16,900 for a bare-bones configuration, competes against Linux and Windows servers from a host of companies, but more directly with IBM's new p610 and Sun's new V880. Customers for the rp5400 include Best Buy, ChevronTexaco, DaimlerChrysler and Quaker Foods & Beverages, HP said. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Servers, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Linux, Operating Systems, Processors, Software, Windows

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