Crump, Mike wrote:
I'm not getting into the whole IBM doesn't give us all the
numbers we want or need argument...
Yeah, IBM doesn't disclose all the numbers we'd like, but their
accountability seems to be getting better. I recall a user group
meeting where the IBM rep indicated that system shipments tended to be
going up, installed system capacity tended to be going up, global
services revenue was going up significantly, but system revenue tended
to be going down. Hardware is becoming more of a commodity, and IBM has
begun unbundling software from the hardware, so hardware revenue is
Regarding the "New Power Equation" announcement that IBM will be touting
at Common, I don't know any specifics, but it seems to me that the thing
that IBM really is able to crow about is the energy efficient 4GHz clock
speed of the Power 6 processor, so my guess would be that they'll be
crowing about expanding the new chip to various product lines.