IBM introduces new x86-based servers Published 07 April 2011 Offers clients advanced computing platforms
IBM has introduced new x86-based servers that raise the limits on enterprise workloads, memory and scaling.
The new blade and rack servers rely on IBM's X-Architecture technology to offer clients advanced computing platforms designed to wring performance from the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family.
The new 2011 System x and BladeCenter eX5 Systems enhancements include: 2X increase in memory capacity across the entire eX5 product line, up to 6TB in total; and up to 40% CPU performance improvement over previous generation Intel Xeon 7500 series.
"Intel’s HyperThreading technology will not be sufficient when server processors run at a high utilization rate, which is likely to be the case as more and more processing shifts to the cloud. If this turns out to be true, AMD could make a serious dent in Intel’s market share."