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Oct 16 2008   1:34PM GMT

IT Jungle – IBM Doubles the Cores on Midrange Power Systems

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LINK :: IT Jungle – IBM Doubles the Cores on Midrange Power Systems

“Well, the rumor going around that IBM is doubling up the processor core counts on its Power Systems servers, which are based on the company’s dual-core Power6 processors, turns out to be true. Last Tuesday, IBM announced that it has doubled up the cores in the Power 570 to a maximum of 32, and now is also offering a 16-core box called the Power 560 that slides in underneath it in the product line. As expected, IBM also doubled the core count on entry Power 520 and midrange Power 550 machines when running the i 6.1 (formerly OS/400 and i5/OS) operating system to four and eight cores, respectively, bringing the i variants to parity with AIX and Linux boxes that shipped in April.” – IT Jungle

This is good news, more power is always good. Companies who need more CPU and more capacity are probably really happy today. This is what a midrange system today should look like and for those shops that upgraded recently to the new POWER 570, sorry, but if you wanted the best and fastest hardware you should have waited until tomorrow to purchase….

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