RE: HP four wide walks all over power?
Aw, Allipoos is getting all uposet again!
".....We looked at the HP four wide Itanium blades with 8 chips and found the two wide Power7 blade with two chips had more performance...." Doing what? Heating the room? Running xclock? Howabout running SAP, where our hp blades walked all over the IBM blades, because we did real tests with real production data in a real environment, and not make-believe benchmark sessions where the real work was beeing done by $5m of flash storage.
".......The dual socket 16 cores blades and four socket 32 cores blades are perfect for our HPC work ...." Just groovie, but I'm not doing HPC, I'm running real enterprise applications as used by real companies.
"....we have an ELA for websphere...." So what? Not everyone is running Websphere. Regardless of the fact that more IBM software is sold on hp Integrity than Power (yes, as admitted by IBM's own software salesgrunts!), that is especially funny as not so many comments ago you were insisting that not having future Oracle software development meant Itanium was dead, so by your logic the Websphere point is moot! Please try and make your mind up, darling, as I know it's a woman's perogative to change her mind without reason as often as she likes, but a little consistency would be nice.
And then you wander off into bashing Superdome2, which is funny as IBM don't have a blades-based solution that can scale to the same heights. At least you're always good for a laugh, Allipoos.