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This article is supported by Computer hardware task force (marked as Low-importance). contested the validity of the claim that POWER4 was successful. Here is my POV. POWER4 was successful since:

  • 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)

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The author of this article has rescinded RealWorldTech's permission to show his article, however, he has given Hewlett-Packard permission to post his article on their site, so perhaps we should change the link?

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