IBM has added the POWER7+ processor to each and every Power Systems server, and starting today, customers can get into a full-fledged Power Systems server for as little as $5,497. Wait, what? That's right, IBM is offering a new 4-core, 3.6 GHz Power 710 Express with POWER7+ processors for under $6k. The 8-core 4.2 GHz model is just barely over $8,000. Plus, it's not hobbled like last year's low-cost PowerLinux Linux-only models -- these new servers will run AIX and IBM i, ...

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