IBM to ship its 4000R server, a thin server targeted at ISPs and ASPs. The 4000R sets a new standard for CPU density, fitting two Pentium IIIs in a one-rack-unit (1U) high enclosure, and will be priced at $3,000 to $4,000.
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have an entire Big Blue computer center, rather than a thin server from Company A, a mid-range Intel server from Company B, and a Unix server from Company C. Finally, this product raises the bar for CPU density, and we expect other companies to try to match this. However, it will be another 6-12 months before we expect those products would ship, giving IBM a big head start in the arena.