In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at IBM’s new NeXtScale system design. And what we find is a new architecture that:
Has been designed for raw throughput and performance;
Has been positioned to handle HPC, cloud, grid, and managed hosted workloads – as well as wide range of new workloads including computational analysis, upstream/downstream processing, next-generation genomics, satellite ground stations, video capture and surveillance, 3-D computer modeling, social media analysis, data mining/unstructured information analysis, financial “tick” data analysis, and large-scale real-time customer relationship management;
Provides customers with a great deal of flexibility in configuration and in component choice (including standard racks and network switches);
Can be managed by open standard, or vendor agnostic management tool kits; and,
Offers greater density and higher throughput than traditional 1U scale-out designs.