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The IBM BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II provides the capability to attach selected PCI Express cards on selected server blades. This capability is ideal for many applications that require special telecommunications network interfaces or hardware acceleration using a PCI Express card. They provide one full height, full length PCI Express slot and one full height, half length PCI Express slot with a 75 watt power supply for each slot integrating PCI Express card support capability into the BladeCenter architecture.
The only difference between Expansion Blade and Expansion Blade II are cut-outs on the sides of Expansion Blade II.