SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ServerWorks Corp. here Wednesday said the company has signed a five-year agreement with IBM Corp. to use IBM's enterprise computertechnology in Intel-based server chip sets.
The chip-set maker will incorporate IBM technology from S/390 mainframe and
AS/400 and RS/6000 midrange computers. ServerWorks won't ,however, make
chip sets for the big IBM computers but instead will use the IBM technology
within its own Intel-based server products.
Randy Groves, IBM's vice president of development for Netfinity products, said the
expansion of ServerWorks Intel-based chipsets to support IBM enterprise
computers will lead to greater connectivity of processing platforms.
The two companies had previously cooperated to add the "chip-kill" data
protection feature from IBM's Netfinity product line.