New HP blade system

Bigger apps can be handled

Hewlett-Packard is beefing up its Integrity BladeSystems with a new model designed to handle memory- and CPU-intensive applications.

HP's BL870c allows two separate blades, each with a two-socket CPU, to work as one four-socket blade, says Forrester analyst James Staten. The system, which uses Itanium 9100 dual-core processors, can also support up to 96GB of memory.

It will allow companies to take relatively large databases, ERP systems and business intelligence applications and move them to a blade.

While the system has more power, it won't necessarily replace a rack system, Staten says. Racks have more capability and support, for instance, and terabytes of memory, he says.

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