IBM has launched a family of Intel servers aimed at high-availability computing environments as part of its xSeries range.
The x460 model starts as a four-way server but can be scaled up to 32-way processing with an eight chassis configuration, allowing users to upgrade on demand to boost capacity to meet growing business demands.
The server runs on the X3 architecture introduced by IBM in February, with an x64, hybrid 32/64-bit Intel Xeon processor.
The X3 architecture should provide up to 60% higher eight-way performance than its previous generation of Intel Xeon processor-based servers.
It would support both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Target applications include databases, server consolidation and vertical market custom applications.