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It was a pleasing end to 2019 for server makers, a community whose sales ledgers list from feast to famine depending on the whims of cloud builders' data centre centre expansion activities in any given quarter. After six straight months of declining revenue and shipments, Q4 turned out to be something of a boon - at least for …

  1. Dazed and Confused Silver badge

    Are these numbers right?

    Some 3,403 million servers were sold in the quarter, up a whopping 14 per cent year-on-year and the value of these climbed 7.5 per cent to $25.351bn, figures from researchers at IDC indicate.

    3.4 billion servers sold in the quarter?

    For the sum of $25b ?

    So about $8 per server?

    1. NeilPost Bronze badge

      Re: Are these numbers right?

      Raspberry PI Zero ??

      1. jelabarre59 Silver badge

        Re: Are these numbers right?

        Raspberry PI Zero ??

        Why not? An OpenStack cluster serving up Pi Zeros...

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