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Compaq AlphaServer GS Series Enterprise Servers

Published: 13 November 2001

ID: G0089932

Analyst(s): Edward E. Cowger

Summary

Compaq has introduced faster 1GHz Alpha EV68 processors for its large Unix servers and added improved workload management capabilities to Tru64 Unix. However, questions about this product's future remain.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Packaging
    • Processors and Memory
    • I/O Subsystem
    • Partitioning
    • Workload Management
    • Storage
    • Clusters
  • Analysis
    • Performance
    • Operating System
    • Target Markets
    • Partitions
    • Future
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Extremely Balanced System
    • Many RAS Features
  • Limitations
    • Uncertainty of Alpha's Future
    • Limited Market Momentum and ISV Enthusiasm
  • Insight

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