In the latest evolution of its Linux push, IBM has added to its non-x86 Linux server line with the introduction of new dedicated Power 7 rack and blade servers that only run Linux. “Hah”, you say!
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IBM said it has acquired Blade Network Technologies, which makes blade server and rack switches along with the software that goes with them.
IBM remains a solid choice of server vendor, and this IBM/Lenovo server is a good rack-mount platform, albeit not quite as good as some of the competition.
Dell unveiled its data center-hosted desktop product line on Tuesday. Unlike rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM, Dell didn't build its solution on blade servers but instead opted for a high performance system using a 2U box called the Dell Precision R5400 Rack Workstation.
This is a good choice for compute-intensive applications, but restricted storage and availability options limit its use when it comes to general hosting duties.
IBM cast out the spirit of its PC division last year. So why are scary noises still coming from the rack?
The chip developed for the PlayStation 3 will be unveiled later today by IBM, Sony and Toshiba and could turn a one-rack server into one of the fastest machines ever
Late this past week, IBM announced that more than 100 companies have been granted a BladeCenter open specification license.A joint initiative of IBM and Intel, BladeCenter provides a license to build compatible networking switches, adapter cards, as well as security, storage, systems management and provisioning capabilities and applications.
Newisys, founded by IBM alumni, hopes to make its mark as one of the first companies to create and offer rack-mountable servers using AMD's forthcoming Opteron processor.
Hewlett-Packard has lowered the price of its Intel-based servers by as much as 31 percent, the company said Tuesday. Prices for its rack-mounted 1.75-inch-thick LP1000r and 3.5-inch-thick LP2000r have been cut 11 percent to 31 percent, while prices for some special-purpose server "appliances" were cut 14 percent to 29 percent. The cuts were made possible by declining component costs and improvements to HP's manufacturing process, the company said. However, HP's Intel server business is suffering; HP lagged IBM, Dell Computer and top-ranked Compaq Computer in U.S. sales, according to Gartner Dataquest. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Egenera targets the high-end server market with an 'ultradense' Linux-based design that stuffs up to 96 Intel Xeon processors in a single six-foot rack. Can the start-up beat Compaq and IBM?
Intel, IBM and Compaq are all working madly on these super-thin machines, ones that will allow companies to cram vastly more computing horsepower into each rack of servers.
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