IBM eServer Named "Best of Show" at LinuxWorld

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LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, San Francisco - 30 Aug 2001: IBM today announced that IBM eServer has again won top honors at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

IBM eServer iSeries, the integrated business server for mid-sized enterprises, was named "Best of Show" in the annual competition recognizing outstanding achievements by the open source community. Earlier this year, the IBM eServer z900, the reinvented mainframe, took top honors at LinuxWorld in New York City.

In addition, Dr. Daniel Frye, director of the IBM Linux Technology Center, took home a "Golden Penguin." The award, a gold-tinted, blown-glass penguin, is given to the winning team from the Golden Penguin Bowl -- a trivia game that puts two teams of the most notable open source personalities and show attendees in an exhibit of open software development and industry knowledge. IBM's Linux Technology Center is a group of more than 200 people who work directly with the open source community to enhance the development of Linux.

This latest recognition comes as IBM has further strengthened its commitment to Linux and the open source community by delivering support for Linux across the entire eServer product line.

IBM recently introduced the latest version of eServer iSeries, designed to provide integrated, easy-to-manage solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. The powerful new servers feature mainframe-class reliability and security, and the ability to run native Linux in a logical partition. A single iSeries server can support up to 31 separate Linux partitions, offering customers an attractive alternative to costly, power-hungry server farms.

"Winning 'Best of Show' at LinuxWorld is a significant honor for IBM and our customers," said Kim Stevenson, IBM vice president of eServer iSeries marketing operations. "It affirms IBM's commitment to Linux and the ability of our eServer products to bring integrated, enterprise-class Linux solutions to customers of all sizes."

The award was presented at a ceremony on August 29 at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of the open source community.