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- IBM was the #1 UNIX vendor during the period
- it held and kept several performance records (TPC-C, fastest supercomuter in the US)
- it spawed PowerPC 970 and POWER5
- The former saved Apple, the latter reinforced IBMs position as #1 UNIX vendor performance wise and by revenue
- it replaced 2 different architectures (RS64 and POWER3) unifying two server families (pSeries and iSeries)
- was the first commercially availabe dual core processor
- survived as several high end RISC architectures lost to x86 (PA-RISC, MIPS, Alpha). SPARC nearly died too
- was the most common supercomputer processor during the period, excluding x86 processors
POWER4 did all this while being used solely by IBM. Pretty succesful according to me. -- Henriok 16:24, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
"Sizing Up the Super Heavyweights"
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http://h21007.www2.hp.com/dspp/files/unprotected/Itanium/sizingsuperheavys.pdf —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:53, 7 January 2007 (UTC).