Published: 26 July 2001
Analyst(s): Ian Brown
The HP 9000 L-Class family of Unix servers is targeted at workgroup, application server, and Internet applications. The current product line consists of three models. The L1000 supports up to two PA-RISC processors; the L2000 supports up to four PA processors; the L3000 also supports up to four PA processors, but uses a different system design for higher throughput. The L-Class servers are available in rack-mount and deskside form factors, making them suitable for data center or office installation. Typical customers will include large enterprises as well as small and medium-size businesses. The L-Class servers compete in a very competitive segment of the Unix market, where Sun and IBM offer the main alternatives.
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