In addition to HP, other server vendors ship Istanbul chips, including Dell Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., SGI (or Silicon Graphics International) and Verari Systems Inc. The AMD Istanbul will be in six Dell PowerEdge servers, including the PowerEdge 2970, R805 and R905 rack servers and the PowerEdge M605, M805, M905 blade servers. Sun Microsystems will launch systems based on the new AMD Opteron chips to its x64 rackmount and blade server systems. Cray Inc. will also use AMD's new Opterons
chip in its XT series systems. In addition, Verari's BladeRack 2 X-Series blade server platforms and some rack servers will support AMD's new six-core Opteron processor, and SGI announced immediate availability of servers based on the new AMD Opteron chips in a variety of server models on Monday. IBM certifies RamSan-500 SSD
Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-500 solid state disk system has been certified as interoperable with IBM's System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). Solid state disks (SSD) like RamSan-500 help overcome the I/O bottlenecks commonly encountered with traditional hard disk-based storage. The RamSan-500 delivers 100,000 I/O per second (IOPS) sustained random read, 25,000 IOPS sustained random writes and two GB per second (GBps) of sustained random read or write bandwidth on only 300 watts of power. The system can be SAN-attached with up to eight 4GBps Fibre Channel ports. Multiple RamSan-500s can be scaled to deliver additional high-performance capacity.