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IBM to Acquire Rackable Systems?

Such rumors have been in the air on and off since Rackable caved under competitive pressure

In the run-up to its numbers Thursday there was chatter on Wall Street about Rackable maybe being an acquisition target. CNBC linked it to IBM. Such rumors have been in the air on and off since Rackable caved under competitive pressure.

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Virtualization News Desk 10/29/07 11:47:00 AM EDT

In the run-up to its numbers Thursday there was chatter on Wall Street about Rackable maybe being an acquisition target. CNBC linked it to IBM. Such rumors have been in the air on and off since Rackable caved under competitive pressure.