Friday, April 11, 2008

NEW HS12 Blade SERVER - Uni Socket Xeon

The HS12 has a starting list of $1089.00 and will be shipping in May. This blade is ideal for the SMB for running applications like File/Print, Work group applications and vertical POS. It offers new levels of availability and performance in an ultra affordable uni-blade. Great entry opportunity to Blade technology that gives an affordable blade to replace aging two-way rack and tower servers. This blade also offers better power and cooling costs compared to the traditional 1U/2P rack servers. Something that is really new for IBM is the availability of HOT PLUG hard drives on the BLADE itself.

Contact your SSBU - IBM team at TD @ for your configuration of this new blade.

Power-optimized performance to enable your business environments
–Resiliency and performance on an entry-level server to replace aging racks and towers
–Higher density and performance at 35% less power than some competitive rack systems
Open and innovative for a flexible business foundation
BladeCenter interoperability with chassis, blades, switches and adapters are interchangeable in all chassis, providing mix-and-match deployment choices
Easy to deploy, integrate and manage
–Significant focus on usability with wide range of processor, storage and I/O options
Green today for a better tomorrow
–State-of-the-art mechanical design with optimized airflow distribution
–Affordable, energy-efficient, high-performance processor and storage components
–Monitor and control power with IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager

Features, functions, support and services at your command include:
- Powerful 1.86 GHz/1066 MHz/512 MB single-core or 1.86 GHz/1066 MHz/ 2 MB dual-core Intel processors in 8014 models (1)
- Powerful dual-core 2.13 GHz/1066 MHz/2 MB or 2.50 GHz/1333 MHz/6 MB or 2.66 GHz and 2.83 GHz, with 1333 MHz FSB and 12 MB L2 cache high-performance, quad-core processors in 8028 models (1)
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet connections
- Up to 24 GB of high-speed memory with ECC DDR2 RDIMMs (six DIMM slots x 4 GB DIMM) very low profile (VLP) memory
- Up to two non-hot-swap SATA (up to 160 GB) / solid state (up to 62.8 GB) drives; in 8014 models
- Up to two hot-swap SAS SFF HDDs (up to 292 GB)/solid state drives (up to 62.8 GB) with RAID 0 and 1 via a RAID card, in 8028 models
- Advanced high-availability and systems management features
- Warranty: Three years, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service(3), limited warranty(4); optional warranty service upgrades available on the 8028 models
- Warranty: One year, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service(3), limited warranty(4); optional warranty service upgrades available on 8014 models General Availability - May 2008These features make BladeCenter HS12 models an attractive, economical approach to the deployment of large numbers of powerful servers that effectively use space and power resources.

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