April 18, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
You were probably wondering like I was last year why IBM only announced Power Systems blade servers using the Power7 processors with single-sockets instead of also offering more dense configurations with two sockets per blade. Big Blue never explained this, but now, one day shy of a year later, the company has put two-socket blade servers into the field. The company has also cranked the clocks a little bit on the Power7 processors used in the four-socket Power 750 midrange workhorse servers.
According to Steve Silbey, who is director of product management for the Power Systems line at IBM, the