Tuesday, April 15, 2008

IBM Launches Energy Efficient Server

IT major IBM on Monday launched two products, a UNIX server and a water-cooled supercomputer, which have energy-saving capabilities.

The new products are energy efficient and would help reduce bottom line operating costs, IBM said in a release. The new UNIX Enterprise Server is the fastest Unix server in the world and is targeted at the existing IBM clients, the release said.

IBM's new Power6 `Hydro-cluster' supercomputer is built to help users tackle problems in fields such as energy, aerospace and weather modeling.

The new system, uses an in-rack, water-cooling system which offers users nearly five times the performance and more than three times the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the company said.

The two launched are part of a comprehensive launch of a new generation of IBM Power Systems which began last week.