Napster has launched a new music delivery system today, which uses IBM technology to store popular music in on-site servers, which is aimed at helping universities to cut down on bandwidth usage and money.

Called the "Super Peer" application, the system uses IBM's eServer BladeCenter technology to store Napster's most popular tracks on local servers. The application should protect universities computing infrastructure from overuse.

Napster's CTO, Bill Pence, said: "When we embarked on our industry-leading university program, we set out to alleviate the technical and business strains that illegal file-sharing puts on Universities and ISPs."