IBM RS/6000 S80 Named Product of the Year by InfoWorld

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SAN DIEGO - 24 Jan 2000: -- IBM today announced that InfoWorld magazine has named the RS/6000 S80 server as the 1999 Product of the Year in the Network Hardware category.

InfoWorld selects Product of the Year award winners based on how well a product solves the most pressing business problems faced by IT executives. The award reflects the performance and integrity of products in the industry's most demanding real-world testing environment.

"The RS/6000 S80's combination of power, flexibility and fault tolerance earned it the Product of the Year award for 1999," said Brooks Talley, InfoWorld. "If you're looking for a serious amount of power, reliability and heat for a surprisingly reasonable price, the RS/6000 S80 is the way to go."

Introduced in September of last year, the RS/6000 S80 provides customers unsurpassed power, flexibility and reliability. Using up to 24 microprocessors built with IBM's innovative copper chip technology, the 64-bit S80 is designed to meet the rigorous demands of mission-critical enterprise applications that are rapidly moving to the Internet.

In addition to superior Web serving capabilities, the S80 excels in the areas of server consolidation, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, customer relationship management online transaction processing and business intelligence.

"This award underscores IBM's commitment to provide customers with the world's best e-business solutions," said Rod Adkins, IBM general manager of RS/6000. "The RS/6000 S80 is the most powerful and scalable SMP system ever built. Together with AIX, it provides not only leading performance, but also superior affordability, scalability and availability."

Since its introduction in September of last year, the RS/6000 S80 has come to be recognized as the world's most powerful server -- shattering benchmark records for enterprise resource planning, Web serving, Java performance, online transaction processing, file serving, and Lotus Domino scalability.