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Hewlett-Packard is claiming leadership in the world-wide workstation market for the third consecutive quarter, with a 10.5 per cent increase in units shipped, and a 31 per cent market share in Q298, according to Dataquest. The nature of HP's workstation numbers has however raised grumbles from Sun in the past, and the same beefs will apply for the last quarter. HP's figures combine Unix and PC workstation sales, and HP is way ahead of its nearest competitor in Intel workstation sales. The company claims 88,000 Intel units in Q2, three times its nearest competitor and 46.5 per cent of the market. This however is a market HP has had more or less to itself until quite recently. The company applied workstation design techniques to Intel-based machines ahead of most other PC manufacturers, and in advance of Intel's decision to start producing designs for commodity-level workstations. Dataquest itself puts Sun in the lead in revenues, although these were down 20 per cent to $930 million. HP gained 16.3 per cent to $833.8 million. NT workstations were 54.4 per cent of the market, which totalled 355,920 units. As the Dataquest definition includes machines at under $2,500, Sun may have a point - but its revenues are still clearly under pressure. ® Click for more stories

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