US company claims S/390 mips breakthrough

Claims $1,999 per mainframe MIPS

A Fremont company has claimed it will offer commodity based mainframe MIPS. Fundamental Software claimed it had "redefined" the low end of the S/390 market. It is using what it claims are "standard" high volume enterprise grade server hardware as the basis of its offering. FS' systems, called the FLEX-ES product line, competes with the CDS 2000 and IBM's P/390, the company said. Flex-ESL's base system includes 128 megabytes of memory, an internal RAID subsystem and expansion offerings. The company coined a new word to describe its offerings -- multiprise solutions. The company is a Californian startup. ®

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