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February 23, 2010


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So, what's the deal when the source of the comparison is one of the compared players?

IBM facts will always show Power Systems are second to none.

Any independent comparison out there?


Amusing bit of benchmarketing there.

It was actually thanks to IBM that we had to go through a rather large and lengthy comparison of commodity x86/Linux -v- POWER6/AIX. IBM sales demonstrated that the xSeries boxes can achieve the same rPerf rating as the POWER6 systems at a fraction of the cost when sizing out a new project for us. On top of this, add on the lower IBM PVU licensing for x86 systems.....

Needless to say it raised a lot of eyebrows and made things difficult for us AIX/PowerVM fans.

I'd be curious to see exact configurations on their benchmark claims.

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