IBM BladeCenter PS700, PS701, and PS702 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 18 May 2010, updated 06 July 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738450340
ISBN-13: 9780738450346
IBM Form #: REDP-4655-00
(150 pages)

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Authors: David Watts, Kerry Anders, Berjis Patel


The IBM® BladeCenter® PS700, PS701, and PS702 are premier blades for 64-bit applications. They are designed to minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption, and scale easily. These blade servers are based on the IBM POWER7™ processor and support AIX®, IBM i, and Linux® operating systems. Their ability to coexist in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blades servers enhances the ability to deliver rapid return of investment demanded by clients and businesses.

This IBM Redpaper™ is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM BladeCenter PS700, PS701, and PS702 servers. The goal of this paper is to introduce the offerings and their prominent features and functions.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and general description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Virtualization
Chapter 4. Continuous availability and manageability

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