BladeCenter blade servers

IBM BladeCenter blade servers support a wide selection of processor technologies and operating systems to allow clients to run all of their diverse workloads inside a single architecture. Reduce complexity, improve systems management, and increase energy efficiency while driving down total cost of ownership.


IBM BladeCenter HX5

Scalable high-performance blade server ideal for compute and memory-intensive workloads such as databases, enterprise applications and virtualisation.

Business use: Ideal applications include database, virtualisation, business intelligence (BI), modelling and simulation and other enterprise applications.

Processor (max)

Two- and four-socket, six-core, eight-core or ten-core Intel® Xeon®

Internal memory (max)

Up to 256 GB per two-socket HX5; scalable up to 640 GB using MAX5 expansion blade

Internal storage (Std/Max)

Up to 100 GB per two-socket HX5 using solid-state drives (SSDs); scalable to 200 GB per four-socket HX5 (with 50 GB SSDs)


IBM BladeCenter HS23

Allows you to do more now in the data centre (DC) you own, and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions.

Processor (max)

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family, with up to 12 cores, processing up to 24 simultaneous threads

Memory (Max)

Up to 512 gigabyte (GB) of double data rate-3 (DDR3) memory (assuming 32 GB dual inline memory modules (DIMMs)), 16 DIMM sockets - VLP Registered error correcting code (ECC) DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported

Internal storage (Max)

Up to 2.0 terabyte (TB)


IBM BladeCenter HS23E

Provides the versatility you need to manage your data centre by offering performance flexibility and energy efficiency.

Processor (max)

Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, with up to 8 cores, processing up to 16 simultaneous threads

Memory (Min/Max)

Up to 192 GB of DDR3 memory

Internal storage (Max)

Up to 2 TB


IBM BladeCenter QS22

High Performance computing blade ideal for accelerating key algorithms such as 3D rendering, compression and encryption with double precision floating point computing power.

Processor (Max)

2-socket multi-core PowerXCellTM 8i

Internal Memory (max)

Up to 32 GB

Storage (max)

Optional 8GB modular flash drive

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