IBM to launch now Power5+ Unix systems

Posted on Friday, October 07 2005 @ 15:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM will launch new Unix servers with its Power5+ processors later this month.
As expected, the new chip will run at a speed of 1.9GHz and will be showing up only in the lower end of IBM System p5+ models, a new name for what had been the pSeries and eServer p5. Those machines run either Linux or, more often, IBM's AIX version of Unix, but IBM will phase out the previously Linux-only aspect of its OpenPower models, said Jeff Howard, program director for P5 product marketing.

In addition, IBM will debut a new model using the earlier Power5 generation of the chip, the p5-505, which, for the first time, gives Big Blue a "pizza box" 1.75-inch-thick system, Howard said.
Read on over at CNET

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