HP and IBM to ship new Xeon-based servers


HP and IBM to ship new Xeon-based servers

Antony Savvas

HP and IBM are launching servers based on Intel's latest dual-core Xeon processors.

The servers will use Intel's new Bensley server platform, which supports a number of new Intel management technologies.

The Bensley chipset supports the dual-core Xeon 5000 series processors, code-named Dempsey, and the Xeon 5100 chips, code-named Woodcrest, which are expected to ship next month.

Bensley also supports Intel's quad-core Clovertown chips, expected to appear next year.

Next month, HP will ship a new range of servers based on the Bensley platform. These will include the ProLiant DL140, DL360 and DL380 rack-optimised servers, and the HP ProLiant ML150, ML350 and ML370 tower servers.

In addition, the new HP ProLiant BL20p server blade will also use Bensley. In June, IBM will also start shipping a new range of System X servers based on the Bensley platform.

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