""I think they know that the real low end is gone (to Intel), but the midrange and professional blade type of market could be recaptured (from HP and Sun)," said Jonathan Eunice, an analyst at Illuminata in Nashua, N.H. "That is what you are seeing with Power5.""
Because IBM is also developing 64-bit high-end systems based on Intel's Itanium CPU, the Power5 could trigger a sort of internal power struggle over at the company between the Unix and Intel server "teams". IBM may also develop their own low-end server systems based on AMD's Opteron, also 64-bit:
""If Opteron takes off, we will be there, and we will OEM it," [IBM chief architect Ravi Arimilli] said. "I think it's a pretty good story for 2003, but it won't be the story in 2004 when Power5 arrives.""
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