IBM Chops Power 570 to 770/780 Memory Upgrade Tags
April 26, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
With more than two decades of stories sprinkled with typos and the occasional math errors, I would be the last one to criticize when someone else slips up when they are tired. But it looks like someone at IBM didn’t key the right number in as part of the new Power 770 and Power 780 server launches from February.
Last week, in announcement letter 310-164, IBM cut the price of converting large blocks of DDR2 main memory (256 GB of activations, to be precise) on a Power 570 to 100 GB of memory activations on a new Power 770 or 780, which use DDR3 main memory. The price was $22,050 at launch day back in February, but now IBM has reduced the price by 17.3 percent to $18,228.
In that same announcement letter, IBM also said that it was cutting the price of the “high-end appearance front door” for the 7014 server rack to $3,000, down 35.5 percent from the $4,650 it was charging. At either price, I say to hell with the doors.