Hot Iron Awards brand best buys

AIM Technology last week presented its Summer '99 AIM Hot Iron Awards during the GovTechNet International trade show in Washington, D.C. The AIM Hot Iron Awards, presented twice a year, are based on an array of system-level performance tests that are designed to closely model real-life computing environments.

AIM Technology, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is a benchmarking company that aims to provide third-party performance and price/performance information to industry and government end users seeking to obtain value when selecting and evaluating Unix and Windows NT computer systems.

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GENERAL WORKSTATION

Best Performer

* Less than $10,000: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000

* $10,000 to $24,999: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq AlphaServer DS20

* $25,000-plus: Compaq Computer Corp.,Compaq AlphaServer DS20 (1,024M of memory)

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Best Price/Performance

* Less than $10,000: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq Professional Workstation XP1000

* $10,000 to $24,999: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq AlphaServer DS20

* $25,000-plus: Compaq Computer Corp.,Compaq AlphaServer DS20 (1,024M of memory)

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SHARED APPLICATION SERVER

Best Throughput Performer

* Less than $15,000:Acer America Corp.,AcerAltos 1100

* $15,000 to $29,999: Fujitsu Computers (Europe) Ltd., Fujitsu teamserver L870i

* $30,000 to $74,999: Silicon Graphics Inc., SGI OriginTM 200 (4/270)

* $75,000 to $149,999: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq AlphaServer 4100 5/600

* $150,000-plus: Silicon Graphics Inc., SGI OriginTM 2000 (24/250)

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Best Price/Performance

* Less than $15,000: Acer America Corp.,AcerAltos 1100

* $15,000 to $29,999: Fujitsu Computers (Europe) Ltd., Fujitsu teamserver L870i

* $30,000 to $74,999: Fujitsu Computers (Europe) Ltd., Fujitsu teamserver M870i

* $75,000 to $149,999: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq AlphaServer 4100 5/600

* $150,000-plus: Compaq Computer Corp., Compaq AlphaServer ES40

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