NTPL Data First, the project I worked with has opted for the HS22 Intel Xeon 5500, IBM Blade servers with 2.93 GHz processing speed. . It supports the full range of high powered x86 Intel server processing and a variety of high performance input/output (I/O) options. It is one of the leading open blade architecture products in the information technology (IT) market, with a focus on processor, memory, and I/O configurable, delivered with multi-generational forward- and backward-compatibility. The open architecture is available to enable companies to develop and build compatible blades, networking and storage switches, and blade adapter cards (daughter cards).