HP did well in its latest fiscal quarter. This is well covered throughout the interwebs; The Register says it thusly, leaning on research from Gartner:
Gartner had the worldwide server market growing by 8.7 per cent in terms of shipments to 2.2m units and increasing revenue 2.6 per cent to $13.4bn. The analyst house attributed the healthy sales figures to strong demand for beefy RISC/Itanium servers. This marks the first time in many moons that a major analyst firm has pointed to Big Iron instead of x86 systems as the main driver of growth in a quarter.
…Looking at shipments alone, HP remained the top worldwide server seller (29 per cent market share) and enjoyed year-over-year growth of 20 per cent. Dell again took the second spot in shipments (21.8 per cent) and grew sales by 5.4 per cent.
Meanwhile, IBM (14.4 per cent) suffered from a 4 per cent dip in shipments, while Sun (3.6 per cent) shed 4.5 per cent.