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HP Unveils Unix Server Blades

Hewlett-Packard will take a page from IBM's server blade book with the introduction on Tuesday of a new server blade for the Unix space.

With the new HP Integrity BL60p, which runs HP-UX 11i, HP becomes the second server vendor after IBM to allow the mixing of Windows, Linux and Unix server blades in a single enclosure.

The BL60p blades come with one or two Itanium 2 1.66 MHz processors and up to 8 Gbytes of memory per unit, said Brian Cox, director of server marketing for HP.

Customers can fit up to six blades in a single 6U cage, intermixed with HP's ProLiant Xeon-based or Opteron-based models, Cox said.

For solution providers, the BL60p leverages their experience in the company's OpenView system and management suite and HP's System Insight Manager for controlling server, storage, and network solutions across various operating systems, Cox said. And like other Integrity servers, the BL60p can be partitioned into as many as six HP-UX 11i virtual servers. "So there is no retraining needed for channel partners,” he said.

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