A Closer Look at the PureSystems p260 Compute Node
IBM recently announced the PureSystems family of expert integrated systems. The first two PureSystems offerings are the PureFlex System and PureApplication System. The server component for both is based on x86 and POWER7 compute nodes. Currently available are the x86-based x240 compute node and the POWER7-based p260 and p460 compute nodes. This article will focus on the p260 compute node.
Chassis and Node Highlights
The PureSystems compute nodes are housed in a 10-U Flex System Enterprise Chassis. The Enterprise Chassis provides 14 half-wide bays that can be populated with any combination of half-wide x240 and p260 compute nodes or full-width p460 compute nodes.
Expert systems management is provided by the Flex System Manager (FSM), which runs on a dedicated x240 node in one of the 14 bays. Up to four chassis can be interconnected to form a single, integrated PureFlex System, which can be managed by a single FSM.
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