Looking for a four-socket server but concerned that your disk I/O can’t keep up? Consider the new IBM Flex System x440 with solid-state drives. The x440 is a powerful four-socket Intel Xeon-based compute node that installs in the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis and is part of the IBM PureFlex solutions.
The Flex System x440 is a powerful system with up to four Intel Xeon E5-4600 “EP” processors each up to eight cores at 2.7 GHz, and 1.5 TB of RAM if you fully populate it with 32 GB DIMMs. And with four I/O adapter sockets, there’s... [Continue Reading]