IBM 64-bit Power5+ CPUs

IBM is expected to release the first servers based on its new 64-bit Power5+ processors. They include several new products, notably a quadcore server, together with new virtualization and systems management software. The Power5+ chips come in clock speeds of either 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz with a maximum of 72MB of onboard cache memory. The new System p5 550 Q is powered by a 1.5GHz quadcore Power5+ chip enabling the hardware to function as an eight-way machine. The System p5 505 is IBM’s first rack server for the Power5 or Power5+ architecture in a 1U form factor. IBM also upgraded two existing server models to feature the new chip — the two-way 1.9GHz System p5 520 and the four-way 1.9GHz System p5 550. Big Blue expects all the Power5+-based machines to ship from Oct. 14. The System p5 505 has a starting price of US$ 3,750, while IBM is still finalizing pricing for the other servers.


IBM is expected to release the first servers based on its new 64-bit Power5+ processors. They include several new products, notably a quadcore server, together with new virtualization and systems management software. The Power5+ chips come in clock speeds of either 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz with a maximum of 72MB of onboard cache memory. The new System p5 550 Q is powered by a 1.5GHz quadcore Power5+ chip enabling the hardware to function as an eight-way machine. The System p5 505 is IBM’s first rack server for the Power5 or Power5+ architecture in a 1U form factor. IBM also upgraded two existing server models to feature the new chip — the two-way 1.9GHz System p5 520 and the four-way 1.9GHz System p5 550. Big Blue expects all the Power5+-based machines to ship from Oct. 14. The System p5 505 has a starting price of US$ 3,750, while IBM is still finalizing pricing for the other servers.

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