Heavyweight IT makers co-promote enterprise server biz in Taiwan

Dec 25, 2003 Ι Industry In-Focus Ι Electronics and Computers Ι By Ken, CENS
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Taipei, Dec. 25, 2003 (CENS)-- Hewlett-Packard (HP), Intel, Oracle and Genesis Technology co-unveiled this Tuesday a server technology center dubbed as HIO Itanium2 in order to promote enterprise server business in Taiwan.

HP Taiwan's executives pointed out that it is the first ItaniumR 2 cluster computing center in Taiwan. HP, Intel and Oracle have opened one such center each in the United States, Europe and mainland China. The three companies co-developed the cluster computing platform based on Intel's Itanium 2 processor for workstations, HP's workstation and Oracle's cluster databank service. The Taiwan center is opened at Genesis's Taipei branch.

The Taiwan center will aim at promoting cluster-computing servers to enterprises. Intel Taiwan's executives said that Taiwan's leading chipmakers and telecom-service providers have pledged to use its server processors.

They estimated 32-bit and 64-bit server processors to co-grab 92% of the world CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computing) processor market next year as eight of the top nine global suppliers of RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) servers have promised to support Intel's solution. To expand customer base worldwide, Intel will roll out 1.5GHz processor core and 9Mb L3 Cache memory next year and the twin-core Montecito processor in the following year.

Oracle Taiwan's executives pointed out that Oracle's grid-computing concept is able to maximize the performance of cluster servers.

Genesis executives expected the center to help boost their company's revenue from this year's NT$1.2 billion (US$35 million at US$1:NT$34).
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