It comes at the highest end of the IBM BladeCenter servers portfolio. It is targetted for large businesses that have very demanding jobs that will only grow. It's especially suited for for memory-intensive applications, including virtualization, database and server consolidation.
The IBM BladeCenter LS41's selling point, in addition to its raw power, is flexibility: it has open, flexible configuration that can scale from a single-slot, 1-processor server to a double-slot, 4-processor server in a snap enabling organizations to manage growth and complexity without investing in new systems down the road. It also integrates easily with the entire IBM BladeCenter® family of products to protect overall investment. It has all the other features shared b the BlaceCenter series including remote management, simple swapping within the same server rack without disruption and predictive failure analysis.