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IBM outlines four way AMD SMP plans

Watch out, HP
Sat Mar 27 2004, 08:32
SOURCES CONFIRM IBM has notified its customers of a move to four way Opteron machines.

In a note to its customers, Big Blue told them that it would be releasing the e350, which offers up to four-way symmetric multi processing using the AMD Opteron 844 (1.8GHz), the 846 (2.0GHz), the 848 (2.2GHz), and the 850 (2.4GHz).

These machines will support 32GB PC2700 ECC DDR Memory with IBM's "Chipkill", up to five hot swap 3.5" U320 SCSI hard drives to a maximum of 730GB, an integrated single-channel Ultra 320 SCSI controller with RAID 1, four 133MHz PCI-X slots (full length, hot-swap), two 100MHz PCI-X slots (full length), one 66MHz PCI-X (half-length), dual embedded 10/100/1000 Ethernet, dual redundant, and 880W hot-swap power supplies.

The boxes also come with SLES 8 (32/64), RHES 3.0 (32/64), W2K (32), Windows Server 2003(32), VMware ESX 2.1 Integrated Systems Management Processor, 3/3 9x5 NBD limited warranty, and a 3U rack optimised chassis.

It looks like these machines will get a fresh booster in June. µ

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