IBM has introduced the eServer X3 processing platform to boost processing performance in its xSeries servers.
IBM said the X3 architecture, built around the new Hurricane chipset, provides up to 38% better four-way server performance than the previous generation of Intel Xeon processor-based systems.
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As a result, businesses can simultaneously run 32-bit and 64-bit applications and more rapidly process their data. X3 uses IBM's high-end Virtualisation Engine technology to support both 32-bit and 64-bit processing.
Susan Whitney, IBM general manager for the eServer xSeries, said, "The new xSeries product family based on X3 draws from our mainframe expertise, and provides customers with the most sophisticated capabilities and performance from their software applications."