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IBM Announces New Blade Server – HS23

IBM officially announced their new blade, the HS23 blade server, and it comes with some improvement.

Virtualization Performance on Blade Servers

One of the industry-leading independent technology assessment service firms, Principled Technologies, just updated their site with a ton of white papers covering performance on just about any product or technology.  You can check out their website at http://www.principledtechnologies.com/default.htm for the complete list, but I wanted to give you the links to their papers that cover

HP Announces Proliant BL460c Gen 8 Blade Server

HP launched the new  ProLiant BL460c Gen8 blade but you would have never known about it.   With the prelaunch work done it February it seemed like a non event.   The bulk of the goodness on the Gen 8 updates are across the ProLiant  family so I will try to keep my focus on those that pertain to the  BL460c.

Dell’s PowerEdge M620 Blade Server Offering Up to 768GB RAM

(UPDATED 3/7/12) With the launch of Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 processor, Dell revealed the details of the new PowerEdge M620 blade server.  Offering an industry first 24 memory DIMMs in a half-height form factor, the M620 offers up to 768GB of RAM along side the newly announced Intel E5-2600.  The Dell PowerEdge M620 also comes with

Intel Announces Sandy Bridge, aka Xeon E5-2600

Intel announced on Tuesday their next generation of 2 socket CPU – the Intel Xeon E5-2600.  Formerly code named, “Sandy Bridge,” the E5-2600 is a follow on to the Intel Xeon 5600 series family and offers a real performance increase.  In fact, Intel is boasting performance increases from 43% to 62% (depending on the vendor