Cisco Refreshes UCS B440 M2 and B230 M2 with Intel Xeon E7

UCS B440 M2 Blade ServerCisco announced today the refresh of their UCS B440 M2 and B230 blade servers with the newly announced Intel Xeon E7.  The Cisco UCS B440 M2 is a full-width blade that offers up to 4 Xeon E7-4800 processors and 32 memory slots, for up to 512GB RAM, as well as 4 hot-swap drive bays.  Since the server is a full-width blade, it will have the capability to handle 2 dual-port mezzanine cards for up to 40 Gbps I/O per bladeEach Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis can house up to four B440 M2 servers (maximum 160 per Unified Computing System). 

Cisco UCS B230 M1 Blade ServerThe Cisco UCS B230 M2 offers 32 DIMM slots handling up to 256GB of RAM, 2 x Intel E7-2800 CPUs and 2 x hot-swap drives, all within a half-width form factor.  Each Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis can house up to eight B230 M2 servers (a maximum of 320 per Cisco Unified Computing System). 

Specific speeds of the Intel Xeon E7 CPUs being offered by Cisco were not available at the time of this writing.  Availability is unknown but expected to be around late Q2 2011.

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