IBM turns up the heat on Sun and HP

Latest Unix range breathes new life into market rivalries...

Latest Unix range breathes new life into market rivalries...

IBM is to launch a new mid-range Unix server today in a move that will fire up competition with rivals Sun and HP. The p660 will run on eight proprietary IBM chips and will be priced between $100,000 and $1m according to Reuters. IBM's p-series is the latest iteration of the Unix technology it gained when it bought server vendor Sequent in 1999.