"IBM unveiled a new eServer Power5 system for less than $5,000,
an offering for customers that use Unix systems to power their
small-and medium-sized businesses.
"Like every pSeries server Big Blue has released since summer
2004, the p5 510 is based on the Armonk, N.Y., company's 64-bit
Power5 architecture, which includes virtualization technology
adapted from the company's mainframe line. It is thin, only 2U (1U
= 1.75 inches) wide.
"The company's Virtulization Engine software allows each Power5
processor to run 10 virtual servers at once and enables
micro-partitioning, which allows clients to run several Unix and
Linux servers on one system..."