IBM launching faster servers

IBM plans to announce the launch of several new Unix-based servers this week, including one with faster Power5+ processors.

IBM plans to announce the launch of several new Unix-based servers this week, including one with faster Power5+ processors.

These will include a mid-range p5 570 system equipped with faster Power5+ processors running at 2.2GHz.

Previously, the Power5+ platform ran at a top speed of 1.9GHz, the same speed as the original Power5 product.

The increased processing speed is designed to extend Big Blue’s Unix offering against rivals including Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.

IBM is also bringing the 2.2GHz Power5+ processor to its p5 575 server. This is a system aimed at high-performance technical computing tasks.

In addition, the company is releasing the IntelliStation Power 185 Express workstation, which uses a single- or dual-core PowerPC 970 processor.

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