IBM BladeCenter HS12

IBM BladeCenter HS12

IBM BladeCenter HS12

Vendor's description: The IBM BladeCenter® HS12 is a uniprocessor blade that offers the same uptime and availability features as dual-processor servers—at a lower price.

The HS12 combines power and easy integration to offer a flexible, low-cost option for small businesses, a wide choice of processors, and the same availability features found on dual-processor servers—so organizations can run their IT without investing in a data center.


  • Provides similar performance, integration and reliability as dual-processor servers, at a more affordable price point
  • Deploys quickly and manages tasks with no loss of uptime
  • Helps reduce power and cooling costs to boost data center efficiency

Product features

  • Optimized performance on a single-socket server
  • New low-cost single- and dual-core models
  • Storage flexibility with upto two internal hard disk drives (HDDs) on blade, and the ability to support iSCSI, SAS or FC SAN externally
  • Highly available features include redundant power and solid- state drives
  • Same manageability features found on the rest of the BladeCenter server portfolio

Hardware summary

  • Choice of single-, dual- or quad-core processors
  • 6 memory DIMMs upto 24 GB
  • Dual fixed or hot-swap solid state drives, dual hot-swap SAS HDDs and dual fixed SATA HDDs
  • Dual connections to chassis midplane
  • 1 PCI-Express and 1 PCI-Express high-speed
  • Single-wide blade

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