IBM eServer

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IBM eServer
IBM xSeries 336 servers
DeveloperIBM
TypeDesktop server or
Rack-mounted server
Release date2000
Discontinued2006

IBM eServer was a family of computer servers from IBM. Announced in 2000, it combined the various IBM server brands (AS/400, Netfinity, RS/6000, S/390) under one brand.[1] The various sub-brands were at the same time rebranded from:

  • IBM RS/6000 to IBM eServer pSeries, p for POWER
  • IBM AS/400 to IBM eServer iSeries, i for Integrated
  • IBM Netfinity to IBM eServer xSeries, x for eXtended architecture (with respect to "commodity" Intel-based servers)
  • IBM System/390 was replaced by the 64-bit IBM eServer zSeries, z for Zero downtime.

The RS/6000 SP supercomputer line was replaced by Blue Gene platform.

Discontinuation[edit]

In 2005, IBM announced a new brand, IBM System, as an umbrella for all IBM server and storage brands. The rebranding was completed in 2006 when the IBM xSeries became the IBM System x (later the Lenovo System x).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vijayan, Jaikumar (October 4, 2000). "IBM launches new mainframe amid rebranding effort". Computerworld.

External links[edit]

Preceded by IBM System z
2000 - 2008
eServer zSeries
2000
System z9
2005
System z10
2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by IBM System p
2000 - 2008
eServer pSeries
2000
eServer p5
2004
System p5
2005
System p
2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by IBM System i
2000 - 2008
eServer iSeries
2000
eServer i5
2004
System i5
2005
System i
2006
Preceded by IBM System x
2000 - 2014
eServer xSeries
2000
System x
2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by
none
IBM BladeCenter
2000 - 2012
eServer -
p Series: - JS/QS nodes
2004
PS nodes
2009
x Series: x86 HS/HX/JS/JX nodes
2000
Succeeded by
Succeeded by