April 27, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Surprise, surprise, surprise. Attendees of the COMMON midrange conference and expo in Reno, Nevada, got a sneak preview of some announcements that IBM is making on Tuesday. As many of us had been expecting, the announcements–all part of a much larger Dynamic Infrastructure push by Big Blue–do indeed include Power6+ processors inside Power Systems iron. That’s not the surprise. But this is: these are not the first machines to use the Power6+ kickers to the Power6 chips.
As it turns out, as I have come to discover, and as you almost certainly do not already know, some of the