IBM joins competitors Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Sun Microsystems in offering hardware loaded with AMD's Barcelona processor, which made it to market in April after a technical problem delayed its September 2007 release. The trio of IBM servers will ship in June.Channel Register, Computerworld
CommentaryIBM is getting ready to roll out three rack servers built on AMD's quad-core Barcelona chip and geared for those who use memory-intensive scientific, technical and financial applications.The least expensive server, the x3455, is a 48-GB, two-socket system whose price begins at $1,809. The 64-GB x3655 model, also a two-socket model, starts at $2,499. The third model, the 128-GB x3755, has up to four sockets, with prices starting at $3,407. Users can add processors according to their computing needs, according to Big Blue.