Linux-only Power5 Server from IBM

In one of its first major hardware moves since dumping its PC division, IBM has now released a Linux only Power5-based Server. The 2 processor OpenPower 710 was posted briefly on the IBM site, but was pulled after an article was posted at the Register. IBM has offered Linux on some of its power-based servers before, but this is the first Linux only model to my knowledge. The OpenPower 710 appears to be lacking some of the bells and whistles that the higher end models that run AIX have, so this should allow them to protect the more expensive models while still allowing them to compete with Intel and AMD. One of these for LQ would be nice ;)

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