IBM Blade Servers: IBM Power and Intel Processors

IBM Blade Servers

IBM BladeCenter provides highly flexible and resilient blade server products that help reduce the cost of business operations. Choose the blade server you need for each workload – inside or outside the data center – and consolidate your servers into one easy to manage platform.

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IBM Blade Center H

BladeCenter design with high-speed fabric options, announced in 2006. IBM H BladeCenter included the following features:

  • 14 blade slots in 9U chassis
  • 1 (upgradable to 2) Advaced Management modules
  • Two slots for Gigabit Ethernet switches
  • Two slots for optional switch or pass-through modules, can have additional Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand or Myrinet 2000 functions
  • Four slots for optional high-speed switches or pass-through modules, can have 10 Gbit Ethernet or InfiniBand 4X.
  • Optional Hard-wired serial port capability
  • 2 (upgradable to 4) power supplies
  • Two redundant high-speed blowers

IBM Blade Center S

For mid-sized customers, offering storage inside the BladeCenter chassis, so no external storage needs to be purchased. It can also use 120 V power, so it can be used in branches or locations where there is not 220-240v power. The BladeCenter S features:


  • 6 blade slots in 7U
  • Shared Media tray with optical drive and 2× USB0 ports
  • 1 Advanced Management moduleas standard (no option for secondary module)
  • Storage: Up to 12 hot-swap 3.5″ (or 24 2.5″) SASor SATA drives with RAID 0, 1, and 1E capability (RAID 5 and SAN capabilities optional with two SAS RAID controllers)
  • 4 hot-swap I/O switch module bays
  • Power: Two 950/1450-watt, hot-swap modules and ability to have two optional 950/1450-watt modules, offering redundancy and power for robust configurations;
  • Four hot-swap redundant blowers (plus one fan in each power supply)


Available models:

  • PS700 Series (PS700, PS701, PS702, PS703, PS704)
  • JS22 Series
  • JS23 Series
  • JS43 Series
  • HX5 Series
  • HS23 Series
  • HS22 Series