IBM PureSystem: 10 Fast Facts About Big Blue's Integrated Computing System

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-06-27
 
 
 

The Unveiling

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.

The Unveiling

Powder for IBMs new Babies

Large quantities of baby powder were sucked through the chassis to test the separation between the cooling zones.

Powder for IBMs new Babies

Chosen From a Dozen

There were more than 12 different designs for the rack door before settling on a final version.

Chosen From a Dozen

Cartoon Characters

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."

Cartoon Characters

Perfect L7

The PureSystems chassis is one-quarter inch from being a perfect square.

Perfect L7

20 Million Lines of Code

More than 20 million lines of code were developed in support of PureSystems.

20 Million Lines of Code

Fully Loaded

A fully loaded rack weighs 2,391 pounds.

Fully Loaded

30 Miles Per Hour

The airflow velocity through a node opening can reach up to 30 mph.

30 Miles Per Hour

More Than 4,000 Served

IBM says more than 4,000 people contributed to PureSystems delivery.

More Than 4,000 Served

Partners

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.

Partners

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