Power7 Blades Plus i Versus X64 Blades Plus Windows
May 24, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The price/performance saga continues, and in this week’s issue of The Four Hundred, we pit the new Power7-based Power Systems 700, 701, and 702 servers against their rough equivalents in the X64 blade server world. Two weeks ago, when I fixed an error I had discovered with the PS701 blade configurations, I showed you that the Power7 blades were a mixed bag, with the entry i blades able to hold their own against IBM‘s AIX on the same hardware and configured with the Oracle 11g R2 Standard Edition One entry database.
As I moved up to the PS701