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Opteron-Based Servers Propel Sun's Growth

During the first quarter, Sun's server revenue grew faster than that of IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell, according to Gartner.

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Worldwide Server Vendor Revenue Estimates for First Quarter of 2006 (U.S. Dollars)

Company 1Q06 Revenue 1Q06 Market Share(%) 1Q05 Revenue 1Q05 Market Share (%) 1Q05-1Q06 Growth (%)
IBM $3.5B 28.6 $3.7B 29.7 -3.7
HP $3.5B 28.0 $3.4B 27.9 0.3
Dell $1.3B 10.6 $1.3B 10.8 -2.0
Sun $1.3B 10.5 $1.2B 9.8 7.6
Source: Gartner Dataquest, May 2006

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