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LinuxPlanet: IBM Rolls Out Blades for Virtual Desktops, Hollywood Movies

Feb 09, 2006, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"IBM and some of its customers are starting to test new 'virtual desktop' solutions running atop Linux-, Unix-, and Windows-based blade servers, including three souped-up systems rolled out at an event in New York City this week. Meanwhile, all IBM blade servers, old and new, are now being outfitted with new Linux-enabled management controllers, regardless of which OS the servers running.

"IBM is offering its blades servers--the ultra high performance multicore Cell server, virtualization-oriented JS21, and energy-conserving HS20--with a choice of Linux, Windows, AIX, and even Solaris OS, said Bill Zeitler, senior VP and group executive of IBM's Systems and Technology Group, speaking at the press and customer event..."

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