Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2007 09:39 UTC, submitted by Johnan
IBM IBM has announced a version of its System i business server range that uses the company's Power6 processor, which the tech giant claims is the fastest chip it has ever built. The System i 570 uses the 4.7GHz Power6, launched in May, with up to 16 cores, a processor that has come top in many industry benchmarks.
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That's a hardcore system.
by SReilly on Fri 27th Jul 2007 10:37 UTC
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The i570 can support up to 160 virtual server partitions...

Not bad for a system originally designed for small to medium sized businesses. Looks like IBM is heading for ultra flexible as well.

The company also introduced a new "pay-as-you-use" pricing structure, in which users start from one of three base System i configurations and add processing power and functions, such as transaction processing, on a per-processor basis.

seems to me that this alone will make the system interesting for medium business database servers as hedging your bets becomes less mistake prone.

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