On April 23, 2008, IBM formally announced a new x86-based server product, the System x iDataPlex. Unlike the other x86-based servers in the IBM portfolio this product is aimed squarely at the very largest data centers which are supporting thousands to tens of thousands of servers. The goal is to provide massive computational power at reduced costs for capital expenditures and on-going expenses.
iDataPlex in a Nutshell
IBM positions iDataPlex as a high density server solution to companies requiring large amounts of compute power. They list the following as examples where iDataPlex would fit: