System x - Blade servers

The most advanced blade servers for your datacenter today - and tomorrow

IBM is a pioneer in blade servers, building the legendary IBM reliability, security and performance into the efficient, flexible blade form factor. IBM continues to drive innovation in blade servers, offering a range of blade server technology to support the unique demands of your business; large or small, in virtually any industry.

IBM BladeCenter® blade servers support a wide selection of processor technologies and operating systems to allow clients to run all of their diverse workloads inside a single architecture. Reduce complexity, improve systems management, and increase energy efficiency while driving down total cost of ownership.

Product Business use Processor (Max) Memory (Min/Max) Internal storage (Max)
IBM BladeCenter HX5

Ideal applications include database, virtualization, business intelligence, modeling and simulation and other enterprise applications. 2- and 4-socket, six-core, eight-core or ten-core Intel® Xeon® Up to 512 GB per 2-socket HX5, up to 1.0 TB for a 4-socket HX5 configuration, and up to 1.25 TB for an HX5 + MAX5 configuration Up to 800 GB per 2-socket HX5 using solid state drives; scalable to 1600 GB per 4-socket HX5 (with 400 GB SSDs)
IBM BladeCenter HS23

Allows you to do more now in the data center you own, and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, with up to 12 cores, processing up to 24 simultaneous threads. Up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory (assuming 32 GB DIMMs), 16 DIMM sockets - VLP Registered ECC DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported Up to 2.0 TB
IBM BladeCenter HS23E

Provides the versatility you need to manage your data center by offering performance flexibility and energy efficiency. Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, with up to 8 cores, processing up to 16 simultaneous threads Up to 192 GB of DDR3 memory Up to 2 TB