IBM on Monday will roll-out a revamped server lineup that revolves around Intel's latest server chips.
Intel's Xeon 5550 chips, formerly known as Nehalem, will give IBM's servers a performance boost. IBM calls the System x retooling its "most comprehensive upgrade to its family of x86 products."
In a nutshell, IBM's latest systems can handle 3.5-times more bandwidth and 2.25-times better performance for enterprise computing. IBM added that it designed its servers cut power costs and operate in a virtualized cloud data center. To that end, IBM also updated its management software.
Here's a look at IBM's server lineup. All of them have Intel Xeon processors with speeds running from 2 GHz to 2.93 GHz with the power draw ranging from 60 watts to 95 watts.:
- System x3550 M2 and x3650 M2: These rack servers are redesigned with voltage regulators and a new thermal design to cut energy loss.
- BladeCenter HS22: This blade server has a memory capacity up to 96GB and can process twice as many transactions as its prior version.
- System x iDataPlex dx360 M2: This blade server is more dense than its predecessor and designed for tight spaces.