IBM SCALES TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH INTEL-BASED eSERVER SYSTEMS Tuesday 27 March 2001 PDF Print …xSeries delivers Scalability from one to 64 Processors and sets Record Performance… IBM today solidified its position as a leader in high-end servers by introducing four new IBM eServer* systems based on the latest Intel technology - completing the world's only single Intel server line offering customers scalability from one to 64 processors. Additionally, eServer xSeries is delivering the most powerful industry standard server system capable of processing a record 688,220 transactions per minute, offering more than 36 percent more performance than the previous number one(1). IBM also announced unrivaled support for Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server designed to help customers test, install, deploy and maintain highly available applications on an industry standard server framework. This move is another important step in IBM's strategy of disseminating the company's best technology throughout the IBM eServer line, including new services. Customers will now have access to mainframe-inspired, high availability service levels on Intel-based servers running Microsoft's operating environment. "With these new offerings, IBM is the only company in the industry to deliver one to 64 processors in its Intel server family, " said Ian Miller, Vice President, IBM eServer xSeries. "Customers looking to deploy industry standard data center solutions can now select from the industry's most scalable, powerful line of servers to help build, run and manage their e-business infrastructure affordably and effectively." "A key part of IBM's eServer strategy has been to develop a full spectrum of Intel-based servers designed to offer customers maximum value and flexibility for their computing environments," said Tom Manter, Vice President at Aberdeen Group. "These new product offerings serve to reinforce that continuing commitment and make IBM's eServer xSeries a compelling proposition for IT executives to consider. " Support for Multiple Operating Systems - Enterprise Class The new eServer x430, a 64-way server with the new Intel 900 MHz Pentium III Xeon processor, offers industry-leading Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) architecture and I/O technologies. The x430 is optimised for the scalability, availability and manageability requirements of large and rapidly growing e-infrastructures and offers customers the ability to simultaneously run different applications across multiple operating systems. The x430 supports a broad application portfolio, including Linux via the Linux Application Environment (LAE) and ptx. The x430 will also support the latest edition of Windows Datacenter Server when it becomes available. Steven Laubscher, System Administrator of Woodward Governor said, "Our NUMA systems have been running over the last year at a 100% uptime and capacity." Scalable Servers To Grow With Companies' Needs Other servers announced today include the x250 and x350 (four processors) and the x370 (eight processors). All feature Intel's 900 MHz Pentium III Xeon processors along with X-architecture mainframe inspired technologies such as Light Path Diagnostics, IBM Director system management software and Chipkill memory. The x250 is a high performance 4-way server designed for environments running critical applications subject to rapid growth, including corporate e-mail messaging and business analysis. Built for speed and reliability, the x350 is a powerful 4-way enterprise server ideal for constrained data centers. It houses high availability attributes in a sleek 4U (7 inch) package. Modeled after its mainframe relative, the x370 is a mission critical 8-way server capable of delivering extreme availability and performance to handle enterprise-level workloads. IBM also announced a series of storage options designed for the enterprise, including SDLT tape drives offering the highest storage capacity per tape cartridge in the industry. Demonstrating Scalability with Record Setting Performance IBM, Intel and Microsoft joined forces a major industry leading performance measure demonstrating that a cluster of eServer xSeries with Pentium III Xeon processors running Microsoft Datacenter can deliver the scalability demanded by today's businesses applications. Code named SuperNova, IBM processed a record 688,220 transactions per minute using a cluster of 32 of the new x370 servers each loaded with eight 900 MHz Pentium III processors running Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. This record setting performance was based on the independent TPC-C benchmark and shattered the previous top performer Compaq by 36% at a cost of $28.89 per transaction.(1) New Support Services for Datacenter IBM will offer a rich set of services through IBM Global Services to help support customers' Datacenter implementations, including system monitoring, on-site and remote technical support, proof-of-concept and systems testing, business recovery and High Availability Services, including availability guarantees. IBM also offers planning, deployment, migration and integration expertise to Windows 2000 Datacenter Server customers through the Enterprise Services for Microsoft Technologies (ESMT) practice. For more information on IBM eServer please visit: http://www.pc.ibm.com/europe/xseries For detailed information on today's announcement visit: For US English - http://webevents.broadcast.com/ibm/us/servers For UK Englisch - http://webevents.broadcast.com/ibm/uk/servers For German - http://webevents.broadcast.com/ibm/de/servers For French - http://webevent.broadcast.com/ibm/fr/servers Ref No: 01/078 Editors Notes: About IBM PCD A pioneer in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge personal computing solutions since 1981, IBM's Personal Computing Division (PCD) offers a comprehensive family of products for optimised performance in a networked world. These range from compact Work Pads and award winning ThinkPad mobiles to powerful IntelliStation workstations, IBM eServer xSeries and the sleek NetVista line of next generation desktops and thin clients. All incorporate innovative IBM design features and is backed by the company's unsurpassed worldwide customer support and service networks. *The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the descriptive term "server" following it. IBM, Chipkill memory, the e-business logo, Light Path Diagnostics and xSeries are trademarks of IBM Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Intel, Pentium and Pentium III Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. (1) Data is current as of March 23, 2001. Previously published TPM-C result. Data on competitive products obtained from publicly available information and is subject to change without notice. Contact the manufacturer for the most recent information. Contacts: IBM eServer xSeries EMEA Petra Borell +33-141-88-6667 Dingelde@de.ibm.com IBM eServer xSeries Germany Annette Dingeldein +49-7031-642-6613 Borell@fr.ibm.com Microsoft Irene Nadler +49-(0)89-3176-5395 firstname.lastname@example.org Intel Corporation Otto Pijpker +1-503-712-1520 email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.