Feeds

IBM intros Gallatin servers

Claim 20% performance boost

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

IBM today revamped its line of Intel servers with four and eight-way eServer systems based on "second generation" 2.0GHz Intel Xeon MP, or Gallatin, processors.

The company said the servers offer customers "more bang for their bucks" - delivering up to 20 percent more performance, at the same price as the models they replace.

The servers, which support both Linux and Microsoft Windows, include new models of the four-way IBM eServer xSeries 255 rack and tower system; fresh four-way models of the x360 rack-dense server; and four and eight-way models of the x440 eServer.

On the two-tier SAP Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, an eight-way x440 server (with 2.0GHz Xeon MP processors) achieved 690 SAP SD benchmark users with 1.95 seconds average dialog response time - 15 per cent more than an eight-way Sun Fire V880's (600 SD users) and 80 per cent better a HP ProLiant DL 760 server (382 SD users) recorded in similar tests. There's more information on SAP benchmarks here.

IBM said the introduction of these servers will help further increase sales of its Intel processor-based servers. IBM eServer xSeries revenue grew 15 percent between Q3 2002 and Q3 2001.

Since the eServer x440 was introduced earlier this year, IBM has shipped "thousands" of eight-way systems based on the Intel Xeon processor MP while Dell and HP have shipped none, it says. IBM boasts that its rivals are not expected to have eight-way machines based on the second-generation Xeon MP until next year. HP should be announcing a Gallatin-based machine today, according to Extremetech.

Worldwide availability is planned for November 15 for the new four- and eight-processor x440 models; November 18 for the new x255 models; and December 3 for the new x360 models.

Intel is to release more details of three new Xeon MPs chips this week. Extremetech has been granted an early briefing. Tune in for details of cache sizes etc. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.