IBM’s New Ultra-Dense, Hyper-Scale NeXtScale Server

When compared to other system designs (particularly blade architectures), IT buyers who choose IBM’s NeXtScale can expect to be able to:

 Deploy up to twice as many servers per floor tile;

 Use less energy (because NeXtScale uses fewer components and is more energy efficient, and because power usage can be notched back during slow times);

 Reduce cooling costs (because air and water cooling can be used – and water is thousands of times more efficient as a conductor than air);

 Improve time-to-result (the speed at which solutions are derived) due to processing efficiency and low communications overhead;

 Improve system reliability (due to extensive system pretesting); and,

 Reduce overall systems cost by purchasing industry standard components (such as in-dustry standard CPUs, racks and memory) – and by having to purchase far fewer components than traditional ―mission-critical server environments (such as blade architectures).

Enterprises looking for raw computing power and raw throughput to handle technical computing, cloud, grid and analytics would be well served to evaluate IBM’s ultra-dense, highly scalable NeXtScale systems design.

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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.

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