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Jun 20 2007   9:34AM GMT

Comparing the System i to Unix boxes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

In this detailed article, Timothy Prickett Morgan from IT Jungle compares System i price and performance to Unix boxes from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.

I suggest reading the story if you want all the dirty details, including tables with all the specs. But the bottom line conclusions by Morgan are these:

  • System i entry boxes should have the Power6 chip sooner rather than later.
  • i5/OS is too expensive.
  • DB2 on the System i is too expensive.

Morgan said System i lags on price-performance more because of the software than the hardware.

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