IBM grills HP with 4.7GHz Power6-based box
But BBQ starts in November
IBM’s protracted Power6 dance ended today with the revelation of a midrange server that shows blistering benchmark numbers.
Big Blue has announced a revamped version of its p 570 system that can hold one to eight of the new 4.7GHz dual-core Power6 chips. When running the TPC benchmark, an eight-way version of the p 570 reached a score of 1.6m, which IBM reckons is three times the performance per core of HP’s top Itanium-based Superdome server. The bad news, however, is that customers won’t be able to buy the IBM box used in the TPC test until late November. HP is expected to have updated its Itanium servers by then.
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