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IBM Announcements

You will find information about major IBM announcements here.

2008 System i and Power announcements
    V6R1 (January 28, 2008)
    520 Express  (AprilL 2, 2008)
    550 Express  (April 2, 2008)
    570 9117-MMA  (April 8, 2008)
    BladeCenter JS 12
    BladeCenter S Chassis

2008 System i and Power System announcements

V6R1 Operating System for System i and Power Systems (January 29,2008)

IBM announces the availability of the latest Operating System for System i and Power Systems - now called "IBM i"

i5/OS V6R1 features:

• Virtualization of i5/OS storage
• Encryption of backups and data on disk
• IBM Systems Director management
• Support for IBM BladeCenter servers
• Improved performance with IBM System Storage™ device
• Support for IBM High Availability Solutions Manager (HASM)

PDF  V6R1 Announcement January 29, 2008


IBM Power 520 Express Edition  (April 2, 2008)

The Power 6 processor is introduced in the IBM System i 520 line

The Power 520 servers deliver these features and benefits:

• 4.2 GHz POWER6 technology for entry to mid-size businesses
• One- or two-core server offerings to match your business needs
• High reliability
• Ease of installation and use
• Expandability to manage today's and tomorrow's business demands
• Support for IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems

PDF  Model 520 Express Edition Announcement April 2, 2008


IBM Power 550 Express Edition  (April 2, 2008)

The Power 6 processor is introduced in the IBM System i Model 550

The Power 520 servers deliver these features and benefits:

• 4.2 GHz POWER6 technology for medium-size businesses
• Four-core server offerings to match your business needs
• High reliability
• Ease of installation and use
• Expandability to manage today's and tomorrow's business demands
• Support for IBM i, AIX, and Linux operating systems

PDF  Model 550 Express Edition Announcement April 2, 2008


IBM Power 570 9117-MMA  (April 8, 2008)

IBM completes of the merger of System i and System p with the announcement of the Power System Model 570 9117-MMA

The Power 570 Model 9117-MMA servers deliver includes:

• Support for IBM i operating system and its I/O
• Machine type/model upgrades from models 9406-570 and 9406-MMA
• Hot-node Add / Cold-node Repair
• SAS RAID adapter support (#5902)

PDF  Model 570 9117-MMA  Announcement April 8, 2008


IBM BladeCenter S Chassis offers support for IBM BladeCenter JS12, JS21, and JS22 servers  (April 2, 2008)

The IBM BladeCenter S Chassis offers:

• Two 950-watt/1450-watt power supplies for power redundancy;
   additional power supply options  available
• Four hot-swap fan packs standard
• Two optional Disk Storage Modules for HDDs, six 3.5-inch SAS drives each
• Support for common I/O switches as other BladeCenter chassis
• One Advanced Management Module with built-in KVM support standard
• IBM BladeCenter S Office Enablement Kit feature
• IBM Director and Storage Configuration Manager, which support blades and HDDs in the
  BladeCenter S Chassis
• Ability to integrate Ethernet networking
• CD-RW/DVD-ROM media tray standard
• Support for up to six BladeCenter JS12, JS21, JS22, HS20, HS21, HS21 XM, HC10, LS20,
   LS21, and LS41 blades

PDF  IBM BladeCenter S Chassis supports JS12, JS21, and JS22 servers  April 2, 2008


IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express server  (April 2, 2008)

The IBM BladeCenter S Chassis offers:

• Innovation with proven sixth generation POWER™ technology for enhanced performance,
   efficiency, and reliability
• Leadership PowerVM virtualization technology to help cut costs and consolidate workloads
• Innovative EnergyScale technology to help save energy costs
• Flexibility to manage growth complexity and risk
• Up to 64 GB memory for memory-intensive applications
• Integrated dual-Gigabit Ethernet
• Integrated systems management processor
• Integrated SAS controller
• Support for two 73 GB or 146 GB SAS disk drives
• Optional preinstall for AIX operating system or Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)

PDF  IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express server  April 2, 2008