Users who have grown to like the IBM blades based on their Power series of processors will be happy to know that they have announced new blades based on the Power7. The new blade offerings include a varying mixture of performance-minded platforms and power-minded platforms. They include blades with four, eight or sixteen cores of Power7 goodness.
Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter® family of products and designed for mid-size businesses needing enhanced performance to manage growth and reduce complexity, the all new PS700, PS701 and PS702 Express are the premier blades for workloads ranging from web-tier and SAP application servers to distributed databases in blade-based data centers. POWER7’s innovative technologies automatically optimize the blades’ performance and energy efficiency, allowing the new BladeCenter PS702 Express to deliver 225% better performance per blade than the Oracle Sun Blade T6340, and 188% greater performance per blade than the HP Integrity BL860c Blade.
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