April 26, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Major Correction: In this story, I thought the price to activate either i 6.1 or i 7.1 per core on the new Power Systems 701 blade server was $2,250 a pop plus $250 per user, as it is on the Power Systems 700 blade, since both are single-socket blades. Nope. The PS701 blade has the same ridiculous price as the two-socket PS702 blade. So my analysis below is for the PS701 is not correct. I have updated this analysis and the price/performance table in the May 10 issue, which you can read here.
When IBM announced the new Power7-based