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IBM RS/6000 Workstations

Published: 10 August 2000

ID: G0090420

Analyst(s): Matthew Wilkins


The RS/6000 workstations are IBM's RISC-based UNIX workstations. The RS/6000 workstations have a large installed base, mainly with users of the CATIA CAD/CAM/CAE application suite. The four models in the range use two processor architectures, POWER3-II and PowerPC 604e-- one is high-performance, one isn't. A number of proprietary graphics options are available, from 2-D to high-end 3-D. AIX is IBM's UNIX-based operating system for the RS/6000 workstations and servers.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Graphics
    • System Architecture
    • Storage
    • Operating System and Software
    • Service and Support
  • Analysis
    • Processor
    • Graphics Performance
    • System Memory and Storage
    • Operating System Strategy
    • IBM Name
    • CATIA Experience
    • IBM RS/6000 Installed Base
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
  • Insight

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