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IBM brings Watson technologies to new Power servers for SMBs

Agam Shah | Feb. 5, 2013
The new Power 710, 720, 730 and 740 Express servers start at $5,947.

The single-socket Power 720 Express and two-socket 740 Express are 4U rack servers with storage capacity of up to 7.2TB. The servers support up to 512GB of memory, while the 720 has 25 PCI-Express slots, and the 740 has 45 PCI-Express slots.

Depending on the configuration, processor options include Power7+ with between four to 16 cores. The servers either run IBM's AIX, Red Had Enterprise Linux 6.2 or Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11.

IBM also upgraded its high-end Power 750 Express 19U rack with Power7+ chips. It also announced the faster and denser PureData System for Analytics for advanced analytics, a new PureApplication System for cloud deployments, and a PureApplication System on Power7+ for transaction processing and analytics in the cloud.

 

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