IBM eServer z900 Shipped on Schedule

The IBM eServer z900, IBM's reinvented mainframe, began shipping to customers around the world late last week, on schedule. Many customers, including financial institutions and management consulting firms, initially plan to run benchmarking and application tests on the z900, including running Linux on some of the mainframe's partitions.

The IBM eServer z900, announced in October 2000, is the first mainframe built from scratch with e-business as its primary function. The reinvented mainframe can be self-managing, offers customers the ability to add capacity in seconds and is designed for high-speed connectivity to the network and storage systems.

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