The first PureSystems family members were announced in April 2012. Rodney Adkins, senior vice president in charge of IBM's Systems and Technology Group, stands beside one of IBM's new PureSystems at a company lab in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Powder for IBMs new Babies
Large quantities of baby powder were sucked through the chassis to test the separation between the cooling zones.
Chosen From a Dozen
There were more than 12 different designs for the rack door before settling on a final version.
The original test cards were named after cartoon characters from Hanna-Barbera, the world famous animation studio that produced television series such as "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons" and "Scooby-Doo."
The PureSystems chassis is one-quarter inch from being a perfect square.
20 Million Lines of Code
More than 20 million lines of code were developed in support of PureSystems.
A fully loaded rack weighs 2,391 pounds.
30 Miles Per Hour
The airflow velocity through a node opening can reach up to 30 mph.
More Than 4,000 Served
IBM says more than 4,000 people contributed to PureSystems delivery.
There are more than 160 Optimized ISV Partner Patterns of Expertise covering 20 industries available through the IBM PureSystems Centre, where clients can access solutions and application patterns from IBM and IBM Business Partners.