Feeds

IBM pushes out Opteron-based servers

Rack 'em and stack 'em

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Big Blue will release three rack servers next month that will come loaded with AMD’s long-awaited quad-core processor.

IBM’s x3455, a two-socket system with up to 48GB of memory, will retail at $1,809 in the US. It's intended for customers who use scientific, technical and financial apps.

The next model in the series – x3655 – is also a two-socket job that can take up to 64GB memory and has a US price tag of $2,499. The third system is the x3755, a beast packing up to four sockets and 128GB of memory and costing $3,407.

IBM is the latest hardware vendor to punt beefy servers that come loaded with AMD’s four-core Opteron AKA Barcelona processor chip, which finally hit the channel – following months of production delays – last month.

In recent weeks Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Sun Microsystems have all stepped up to the Barcelona plate by announcing they have released systems that come loaded with the processor.

Barcelona was supposed to begin shipping to OEMs in September last year. However, a major technical bug forced the company to postpone mass distribution of the chip while the problem was fixed.

AMD's shipping delays led to a hefty drop in its market share, which Intel happily swallowed. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

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
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
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
Microsoft builds teleporter weapon to send VMware into Azure
Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too
prev story

Whitepapers

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.
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.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.