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(1) Source: Three month return on investment obtained by using the IBM System x Consolidation tool involving a scenario moving from (50) IBM x Series x366 servers to (2) System x3850 X5 servers. The resulting ROI is obtained by using a cumulative of savings based on hardware , power, facility, and software cost savings. You can access the IBM System x Consolidation tool here: https://roianalyst.alinean.com/stgi/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)

(2) Source: Transaction performance is based on results on the TPC-C benchmark as of April 20, 2010. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council, www.tpc.org as of April 20, 2010.

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(4) Source: Performance based on best SPECint_rate2006 for Sun SPARC64-VII 2-32 core, Sun SPARC CMT 32-core servers as of March 23, 2009.


System Name Base   Processor Results
  Copies Enabled Cores Enabled Chips Cores / Chips Threads / Core Base Peak
IBM Power 520 Express   4 2 2 2   125
IBM Power 550 Express   8 4 2 2   265
HP Integrity rx7640 (1.6 GHz/18MB Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2) 16 16 8 2 1 186 201
HP Integrity rx6600 (1.6 GHz/24MB Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2) 8 8 4 2 1 94.7 102
Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 32 16 4 4 2 118 135
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 63 32 8 4 2 232 264
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 255 32 4 8 8 270 301
Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 8 4 1 4 2 36.9 40.8

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(6) Source: Intel. Selling eX4 and Xeon MP in 2009: Special Focus on MP vs. DP. Kennedy Brown & Bryce Olson, Intel Xeon MP Marketing; Sudip Chahal, Intel Principle Engineer; Karl Mailman, Intel ERP Infrastructure Architect; Bob Zuber, IBM eX4 Marketing. 2009


(7) Source: http://www.ibm.com/systems/migratetoibm/systems/storage/svc.html


(8) Source : http://www.ibm.com/systems/migratetoibm/systems/x/compare2.html


(9) Source : http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix61mobility/


(10) Source: Impact of IBM System p Server Virtualization,” Transforming the IT Value Equation with POWER6 Architecture. International Technology Group, 05/2007.


(11) Source: “UNIX, Linux Uptime and Reliability Increase; Patch Management Woes Plague Windows” © 2008 Yankee Group Research.


(12) Source : Product delays and detours documented in the following links: CNet News.com, August 31, 2006, Sun scras low–end “Serrano” SPARC chip, http://news.com.com/Sun+scraps+low-end+Serrano+Sparc+chip/2100–1006_3–6111456.html
(link resides outside of ibm.com)
CNet News.com, February 17, 2005, Sun bumps back Opteron servers, http://news.com.com/Sun+bumps+back+Opteron+servers/2100–1010_3–5579889.html?
tag=nl
(link resides outside of ibm.com)
CNet News.com, April 9, 2004, Sun kills Ultra SPARC V, Gemini chips, http://news.com.com/Sun+kills+UltraSparc+V%2C+Gemini+chips/2100–1006_3–
5189458.html?tag=nl
(link resides outside of ibm.com)


(13) Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/06/sun_servers_2008/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)


(14) Source : The Sageza Group, Competitive Snapshot, July 5, 2006, The Future of the High–Volume Server Ecosystem Linux or Solaris 10: Which will Challenge Windows?, page 10: “Linux and Windows each have at least four times the market penetration of Solaris 10 on x86, with a solid plurality if not majority. Despite Sun taking Solaris from SPARC to lower–cost x86 platforms, customers still do not appear to view Solaris 10 as either a high–volume or strategic platform. Given Sun’s declining market share, it is difficult to envision Solaris 10 as a high–volume server platform, especially on x86 hardware…” http://www.sageza.com/available/Snapshot/CompSN%207–5–06
%20OSDL%20Linux%20Ecosystem.pdf
(PDF, 87.4KB) (link resides outside of ibm.com).


(15) Source: The Sageza Group, Competitive Snapshot, July 5, 2006, The Future of the High–Volume Server Ecosystem Linux or Solaris 10: Which will Challenge Windows? Figure 3, page 7 (Based on a survey of 202 IT professionals, over 75% have already migrated or have plans to migrate infrastructure applications to Linux).
http://www.sageza.com/available/Snapshot/CompSN%207–5–06
%20OSDL%20Linux%20Ecosystem.pdf
(PDF, 87.4KB) (link resides outside of ibm.com)


(16) Source: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/linux/pdfs/RFG-IBM_Linux_vs_Solaris.pdf (PDF, 228.86KB)

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