IBM puts its new processor to use

IBM Corp. this week unveiled the first servers to use its new 64-bit Power5 microprocessor. The new IBM eServer i5 family, which the company said offers significant price/performance benefits over comparable solutions, is aimed at small and medium-sized organizations.

The IBM eServer i5 can integrate and run multiple operating systems simultaneously including IBM's new i5/OS, Windows, Linux and AIX 5L, the company said. IBM's i5/OS is an embedded operating system, the next generation of the OS/400. It integrates some of IBM's most popular applications, including versions of the DB2 database and WebSphere application server.

Using IBM's new Virtualization Engine technology, which includes support for logical partitioning, the servers can run more than one operating system on a single server to better consolidate and manage diverse environments. Agencies can reduce infrastructure server costs by better managing their servers together with integrated storage, security and backup.

The eServer 520 comes with up to two Power5 processors; the eServer 570 can include four processors. Because each Power5 processor contains two processor cores and each core supports simultaneous multithreading, a dual-processor server could theoretically handle eight application threads at one time, provided the software is designed for multithreaded environments.

According to IBM officials, the IBM eServer i5 will be available in June.

With 2003 revenues of $89.1 billion, IBM ranked No. 18 on Washington Technology's 2003 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue. Washington Technology's 2004 rankings are due out May 10.


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.