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The x86 division was later sold to Lenovo in Introduced inbased on engineering work started inthe IBM BladeCenter was relatively late to the blade server market.

BladeCenter HS23

A web site called Blade. Power supplies have been upgraded through the life of the chassis from the original to, and watt.

Has 8 blade slots in 8U, but uses the same switches and blades as the regular BladeCenter E. Upgraded BladeCenter design with high-speed fabric options. Fits 14 blades in 9U.

Backwards compatible with older BladeCenter switches and blades. Has 12 blade slots in 12U, but uses the same switches and blades as the regular BladeCenter H.

Features and specifications

Targets mid-sized customers by offering storage inside the BladeCenter chassis, so no separate external storage needs to be purchased. Modules based on x86 blarecenter from Intel. Modules based on x86 processors from AMD.


Modules based on Cell processors from IBM. Themis computer announced a blade around It ran the Sun Solaris operating system from Sun Microsystems.

New models of IBM BladeCenter HS23 blade server feature enhanced memory options

Developed in conjunction with CloudShield, features bladeceenter. It also provides outside connectivity via an Infiniband 4x DDR adapter. This makes a total width of four slots for a single TriBlade.

The BladeCenter can have a total of four switch modules, but two of the switch module bays can take only an Ethernet switche or Ethernet pass-though.

To use the other switch module bays, a daughtercard needs to be installed on each blade that needs it, to provide the required SANEthernet, InfiniBand or Myrinet function. Mixing of different type daughtercards in the same BladeCenter chassis is not allowed. In all cases speed internal to the BladeCenter, between the blades, is non-blocking. External Gigabit Ethernet ports vary from four to six and can be either copper or optical fiber.

External port counts vary from two to six, depending on the switch module. A InfiniBand switch module has been produced by Cisco. Two kinds of pass-through module are ibn The advantage is that from the Operating System on the blade everything seems normal regular Ethernet or SAN connectivitybut inside the BladeCenter everything gets routed over the InfiniBand.


A blade that needs the function must have a high-speed daughtercard installed. Different high-speed daughtercards cannot be mixed in the same BladeCenter chassis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 23 January Archived from the original on August 16, Retrieved July 18, Archived from the original on Archived from the original on June 5, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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