Looks Like IBM Has Some PureSystems Announcements Coming
February 4, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
We know, as The Four Hundred reported last week that IBM is getting set to launch new Power Systems based on the Power7+ processors on February 5. And it looks like Big Blue is going to be making some PureSystems announcements a week later.
See for yourself:
I have no idea what the announcement is about, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if the two-socket Flex p260+ server node for the PureSystems family was given a Power7+ processor back in November then it stands to reason that IBM will put the Power7+ processor soon into the four-socket Flex p460+ server node.
All I can tell you for sure is what IBM’s website told me after I registered for this February 12 webcast, which will be held at the traditional 11 a.m. time for Big Blue. And that is that Jeff Howard, who is vice president of marketing for the PureSystem line within Systems and Technology Group will be at the event, and so will be Bob Picciano, who is general manager of the Information Management Software division within Software Group. Jason Gartner, who is vice president of PureSystems product management (which means he is responsible for the PureSystems line as it is created and delivered as opposed to selling it), will also be on hand. The discussion will talk about server consolidation for application and database servers, cloud computing, and big data. They will probably also talk about the weather.
You can register for the PureSystems webcast at this link.
We will, of course, keep you posted on what IBM is up to, this being our job and all.