The global high-power servers market restrained 15% in Q1 of 2002, IBM being
the company with the largest share price increase, a Gartner study reveals.
Hewlett-Packard had a 0.5% share growth on the 10.5 billion $ market
in 2001, the gain being equal to the losses registered by Compaq. HP and
Compaq, merged this summer, hold 25.7% of the market, following IBM's
27.8% and Sun Microsystems 17.4%.
Dell Computer, the second largest PC manufacturer, tries to make its
way on the server market, relying on machines running Microsoft Windows
and Linux operating systems; it remains at the same market share as the
year before- 6.9%.
The market for the most popular high-end operating system, Unix, decreased
15.8%, down to $4.5 billion, while the market leader, Sun strengthened
its position, growing 1.7%, compared to the year before, up to 41% of
Once again, the HP growth compensates the Compaq losses, together holding
28% of the market.
The market for servers running on Intel chips, normally lower level machines
on Windows platforms (recently, they introduced the increasingly popular
Linux), dropped 14.3%, down to $ 3.9 billion, Compaq being the leader
- 25.2% of the market.