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IBM Virtualization Wins Top Honors at LinuxWorld

LinuxWorld and IDG World Expo Recognize IBM With Product Excellence Leadership Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 17 Aug 2006: LinuxWorld -- Linux Journal and IDG World Expo today announced the results of its Product Excellence awards which included a first-place award for IBM (NYSE: IBM) with an overall category win for Best Virtualization Solution with its Advanced POWER Virtualization product. The Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards distinguish product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.

"In the forty years since pioneering virtualization on the mainframe, IBM has continued to expand the reach of virtualization across our systems, including our UNIX-based System p servers," said Rich Lechner, Vice President, Virtualization, IBM. "IBM is pleased to accept this honor from Linux community leaders. These awards not only recognize products in the market but inspire new research and innovation for leaders, like IBM, in the open source community."

Advanced POWER Virtualization is an IBM Virtualization Engine offering that runs on IBM POWER systems and offers users many opportunities for simplification and cost savings in the IT infrastructure including:

Also at LinuxWorld, IBM announced that by the fourth quarter, 2006, Advanced POWER Virtualization technology will provide a virtual environment that will run unmodified x86 Linux applications on IBM System p servers using IBM POWER5 and POWER5+ processors, as well on BladeCenter JS20 and JS21 servers.  

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