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March 2, 2010

IBM Brings Memory Flexibility to x86 Servers

Jon Brodkin

IBM is planning to release a new class of x86 servers that treat memory, processors and solid-state disk as interchangeable components, saying a more flexible server is needed to satisfy the requirements of virtualized data centers. IBM’s new eX5 server line, based on Intel’s upcoming Nehalem-EX chips, is an early example of what Gartner calls “fabric-based”  computing, which allows customers to scale up memory and other resources without necessarily having to buy a new server.

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