IBM Launches New iDataPlex System to Address Energy and Density for Web 2.0 Computing
IBM launched a new server, iDataPlex, to address the needs of companies using Web 2.0-style computing to operate data centers containing thousands of servers.
IBM reports the iDataPlex eliminates the need for air conditioners and can run at room temperature via a liquid cooling wall on the back of the system. The new servers also double the number of systems that can run in a single rack and use 40 percent less power. As consumers demand richer content and more immediate access to Web-based applications, iDataPlex can allow Internet, online gaming and social networking companies, as well as service providers, to scale rapidly to meet this need.