For the first time in 6 quarters the server market grew, albeit by just 0.8%. We saw strong sales of x86 servers, despite the expectation in the market for the new Intel E5 processors, which have just arrived. x86 servers grew by 2.6% to $11.3B in the quarter, while non-x86 (IBM Mainframe and Power, HP Itanium, Oracle Sparc) servers declined by 21.2% to $2.6B. Who would have believed back in 2008 that by the middle of 2014 x86 machines would account for 81% of market revenues?
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