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HP has announced end of support dates for its range of e3000 servers and their associated upgrade kits, as well as the MPE/iX operating system.

Help for most of the product lines will be closed in five years (December 31, 2006, to be precise). A-, N-, K-, E- and T-class e3000 servers are all listed in the announcement.

Support for some E-class (or 9x8 servers) will end in December 2004, while some T-class (or 99x servers) help lines will be cut off as early as next March. (See HP's server discontinuation site for full details, updated today.)

On the operating system side, MPE/iX 6.5 will be culled from the company's price list in August 2002 (version 6.0 was dropped in February), although versions 7.0 and 7.5 look like they will survive until November 2003.

Support for version 6.0 ends in October next year, while 6.5 will end in December 2003. Both 7.0 and 7.5's help will die out in December 2006.

The 3000 series server was launched in 1972 and has seen numerous upgrades and changes over the nearly three decades since. The company will focus its attention on its 9000-series of Unix servers and NetServer line of Intel-based servers.

In HP's just-released financial results, its computing systems business - which includes workstations, desktops, notebooks, mobile devices, UNIX and PC servers, storage and software - saw sales drop 31 per cent year on year, and just one per cent on the last quarter. UNIX server revenue was down 30 per cent year on year, and 11 per cent sequentially for the fourth quarter, although the unit remained profitable. ®

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