eLiza Boosts Reliability

By eweek  |  Posted 2002-03-13 Print this article Print

eLiza Boosts Reliability In addition, the new 16-way server offers added reliability features garnered from the computer makers ongoing eLiza research, which is a $1 billion project aimed at developing self-diagnosing and self-healing computer technologies that can greatly reduce system downtimes.
Some of the eLiza technologies integrated into the X440 include Active Memory, which enables users to add or replace failed memory without bringing the system down; real-time diagnostics; and software rejuvenation.
"We are really beginning to transform the entire Intel landscape by bringing in new price and performance capabilities that have been previously unseen in this market place," Gargan said. Last year, IBM was the worlds largest vendor, based on total sales, but ranked third in sales of Intel-based systems, running behind Compaq and Dell, according to Gartner Dataquest. While IBM lost market share to rival vendors during much of the 90s, the company has begun gaining on competitors the last two years thanks to refreshment of its Unix-server line and expanding focus on Intel-based systems. Last year, IBMs share of the world Unix market grew 2.3 percent, according to Gartner, while segment leader Sun Microsystems Inc. lost 3.1 percent. In Intel-based servers, according to Gartner, IBM posted a slight gain while market leader Compaq lost share.


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