Mainframes Still Doing Well
Gartner reported revenue for servers based on "other" CPUs as rising 44.3 percent over last year. This category consists mainly of the mainframe market, where platform refreshes drove double-digit revenue growth.
That's good news for IBM, which in July unveiled the zEnterprise BC12, or zBC12, an entry-level mainframe with an entry price of about $75,000.
IBM, in its second-quarter 2013 financial report, said its System z mainframe sales rose 10 percent over last year.