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IBM Unveils AMD Shanghai Servers

IBM today unveiled its server line based on the latest AMD Opteron, codenamed Shanghai, silicon.  The latest 45nm, quad cord procs will go into various BladeCenter and System X offerings.  The following packages will initially be available:

.: BladeCenter LS22: two socket blade option

.: BladeCenter LS42: consuming 16% less power than competitive offerings

.: System x3455: geared toward the scientific/hpc crowds

.: System x3755: geared toward the virtualization market with a three socket option

IBM had this to say:

IBM continues to deliver the broadest portfolio of blade servers on the market with today’s introduction of BladeCenter servers based on the newest Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors,” said Alex Yost, vice president of IBM BladeCenter. “The new LS42 allows clients to grow the system along with their business, affordably scaling from a two-socket system to a four-socket configuration while delivering industry-leading power use and performance.”

From the sounds of it, AMD is indeed delivering Shanghai in a timely manner.  I’m interested to hear how well it performs at SC this year.

For more info on this, read the full release here.


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