A medium to large-scale computer system in a network that runs under Unix. Unix servers are widely used as application servers and database servers and are available from a variety of vendors, including Sun, IBM, HP and others. Sun has been the major proponent of Unix computer systems in the commercial world running on its SPARC processors, and The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) has been the leading vendor of Unix on the Intel platform. See Unix, server and SPARC.
Five years ago, IBM set out to reinvent the UNIX server, and today we are delivering groundbreaking technologies never before seen in UNIX systems," said Rod Adkins, general manager, IBM eServer pSeries.