IBM used IDF to launch its NeXtScale System, a new and flexible platform the company said offers triple the core density of current 1U rack mount servers for fast-growing workloads including social media, analytics, technical computing and cloud delivery.
The NeXtScale System fits up to 84 x86-based systems with 2,016 processing cores in a standard rack using industry-standard components such as I/O cards and top-of-rack networking switches. The NeXtScale System's software stack includes IBM General Parallel File System, GPFS Storage Server, xCAT and Platform Computing.
IBM is offering new NeXtScale solution starter kits for configuring high-performance computing and small cloud solutions. The new servers can be purchased as single nodes, empty or configured chassis, or in pre-tested full racks.