Growth in the world server market remained strong in 2000. According to International Data Corp., factory revenue approached $16.7 billion, which is up 14 percent from the same quarter one year ago. Shipments topped 1.2 million for the quarter and rack-optimized servers accounted for much of the market's growth. IDC reports the worldwide server market topped $60.2 billion in factory revenue on shipments of almost 4.4 million for calendar year 2000. "Rack- optimized servers stole the spotlight in the server industry in 2000," said Vernon Turner, IDC's vice president of Global Enterprise Server Solutions. .

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