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 PS700 Express  

Delivering on the promise of a truly Dynamic Infrastructure (DI), the BladeCenter PS700 helps in delivering superior business and IT services with agility and speed – all in a simple-to-manage, highly efficient way.

Processor cores

Four 64-bit 3.0 GigaHertz (GHz) POWER7 cores with AltiVec Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration

Clock rates (Min/Max)

3.0 GHz

System memory (Std/Max)

8 GigaByte (GB)/64 GB

Internal storage (Std/Max)

0 GB/1.2 TeraByte (TB)


IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express

The PS701 helps deliver superior business and IT services with agility and speed. When used with PowerVM for advanced virtualisation, the PS701 is the ideal blade server solution for driving your most demanding performance and memory-intensive workloads.

Processor cores

Eight 64-bit 3.0 GHz POWER7 cores with AltiVec SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration

Clock rates (Min/Max)

3.0 GHz

System memory (Std/Max)

16 GB/128 GB

Internal storage (Std/Max)

0 GB/600 GB


IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express

The PS702 helps deliver superior business and IT services with agility and speed. When used with PowerVM for advanced virtualisation, the PS702 is the ideal blade server solution for driving your most demanding performance and memory-intensive workloads.

Processor (Max)

16 64-bit 3.0 GHz POWER7 cores with AltiVec SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration

Clock rates (Min/Max)

3.0 GHz

Internal Memory (max)

32 GB/256 GB

Storage (max)

0 GB/1.2 TB


IBM BladeCenter PS703 Express

The PS703 helps deliver superb business and IT services with agility and speed. When used with PowerVM for advanced virtualisation, the PS703 is the ideal blade server solution for driving your most demanding performance and memory-intensive workloads

Processor cores

Thirty two 64-bit 2.4 GHz POWER7 cores with AltiVec Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration

Clock rates (Min/Max)

2.4 GHz

System memory (Std/Max)

16 GB/128 GB

Internal storage (Std/Max)

0 GB/600 GB hard disk drive (HDD) or 0 GB/354GB solid state drive (SSD)


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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