Muscle-Rippling IBM Server



Sixteen, count 'em, 16 Xeon MP chips now can be stuffed into IBM's Intel-based x440 server. IBM expects the 16-way x440, which starts at $100,000 bundled with Windows, to be used to consolidate servers; handle large DB2, Oracle, or SQL databases; and run multiple enterprise resource planning applications. The x440 is modular and scalable. IBM plans a kit for eight-way x440 servers that includes a second eight-way x440 and cabling to connect the two.

Unisys Corp. is the only other major vendor selling a 16-way server. Illuminata analyst Gordon Haff says there's a good argument for the machines: They offer common environments for Windows apps, ensuring interoperability of tools and skills. Still, he says, "you don't need one big Windows server" for most apps.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Email This  | 
Print  | 
RSS
More Insights
Copyright © 2020 UBM Electronics, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service