IBM today unveiled the latest addition to its high-end Intel-based X3 server range.
The xSeries 460 scales from four-way to 32-way processing in an eight-chassis configuration.
Big Blue claimed that its X3 architecture introduced in February is the culmination of a three-year $100m development to bring mainframe capabilities to its next-generation 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MP-based xSeries servers.
The dual-core capable x460 ships with enhanced features including increased scalability, larger cache processor performance, expandable memory and I/O resources, systems manageability and simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
According to IBM, target applications for the device include database serving, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, server consolidation and vertical market custom applications.
The eServer xSeries 460 is scheduled for commercial availability in mid-June with an entry price of $18,129. A typical eight-way configuration will start at $72,182.
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