Volume 18, Number 31 -- August 24, 2009

IBM Chops Memory Prices on Power 595s

Published: August 24, 2009

by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM is a-wheeling and a-dealing in the Power Systems market again. Last week, the company was offering rebates on memory activations on Power 595 machines using its Power6 processors.

Under the Power 595 Memory Rebate promotion, which is outlined in announcement letter 309-561, customers who buy a new Power 595 or upgrade to one using the Power6 processors can get a rebate back from Big Blue worth $290 per GB on the DDR2 main memory used on the machine. The amount of the rebate ranges from $74,240 with one 256 GB activation chunk to as high as just under $1.2 million for a fully loaded Power 595 with 4 TB of main memory. IBM charges $1,515 to activate 1 GB of memory on the Power 595, so this rebate amounts to 19.1 percent discount.

The Power 595 memory rebate promotion expires on September 30, which is the last business day of the third quarter. Customers can upgrade from earlier System p 570 and 590 as well as earlier System i 570 and 595 boxes to the new Power 595 to take part in this deal.


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IBM Indeed Relaunches Tweaked Power Systems Deal

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Clarification on IBM's Power Systems Withdrawals

Older Power Iron Starts Heading for the Dustbin

IBM Wheels and Deals on Power 570s and 595s in Q2

Sundry Spring Power Systems Storage Enhancements

Power Systems Finally Get Solid State Disks

New Power6+ Iron: The Feeds and Speeds

IBM Launches Power6+ Servers--Again

IBM Tweaks Some i Deals, Nukes Some Old i Tools

IBM Adds New SAS, SSD Disks to Servers

IBM Adds i Shops to Expanded p Shop Trade-In Deal

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