IBM eServer Takes Top Honors At PC EXPO

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ARMONK, NY - 27 Jun 2002: IBM today announced that its game-changing eServer x440 Intel processor-based system, offering a "building-block" approach designed to support from four to 16 processors, took top honors at PC EXPO, part of the TechXNY event in New York City.

The x440 won in both the "Enterprise Hardware" and "Overall Best of Show" categories in PC Magazine's Best of PC EXPO awards.

In its description of the award winners, the publication wrote that the x440 "brings the high availability, redundancy, and scalability previously found only in mainframes to the rack-optimized server market. An ingenious modular design features SMP Expansion Modules and a high-speed bus-to-bus interconnect."

Introduced earlier this year, the x440 is the result of a three-year development effort to build an exceptionally powerful Intel processor-based server using industry-standard technologies that meets the performance, reliability and scalability requirements of corporate data center customers. Powered by ground-breaking IBM Enterprise X-Architecture technology, the x440 offers a modular, highly reliable architecture that allows customers to pay for computing power incrementally as they need it, and is designed to support up to 16 processors and 64 GB of memory.

"Customers across a broad spectrum of industries worldwide have selected the IBM eServer x440 for their mission-critical e-business applications," said Susan Whitney, general manager, IBM eServer xSeries. "This recognition by PC Magazine is a significant honor for IBM and validates the benefits of IBM Enterprise X-Architecture technology and our Project eLiza program, which brings mainframe-inspired, self-managing features to industry-standard servers."

More information on PC Magazine's Best of PC EXPO awards is available at,4149,285717,00.asp

More information on IBM eServer is available at

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