Everyone knows what 'performance' meant for IT in the past. But the IT landscape is evolving rapidly. And as processes become more interrelated and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems - and implement new projects, both with higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner. IBM has the systems, software and expertise to help clients implement projects that make their IT an enabler of innovation and a catalyst for business change in this new world of critical information.
Today’s IT performance means delivering services faster, with higher quality and with superb economics. The emerging measures of IT performance are around agility and the ability to help the business capitalise on new opportunities. IT is measured on providing an infrastructure that can handle rapid growth and manage business risk while meeting higher required service levels. And of course it is expected that new services will be delivered within tighter budget constraints - with IT expected to do more with less and find the most efficient solutions possible.
Designed for virtualised consolidation of business-critical workloads, the IBM® Power 770 delivers on performance, availability, efficiency and virtualisation in a way that is exceptional in the industry. PowerVM virtualisation enables continuous, dynamic resource adjustments across all partitions and operating environments to optimise performance and enable higher utilisation levels while optimising energy usage. Supported environments include AIX, IBM i, Linux® for Power applications, all on the same system.
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|Impressive POWER7+ performance|
|Exceptional PowerVM virtualisation capability|
|Mainframe-inspired availability features|
|Non-disruptive growth options|
|Frugal EnergyScale technology|
|Broad business application support|
|Configuration Options||Per building block||System maximum|
|Processors||16 x 3.8 GHz POWER7+ processor cores or
12 x 4.2 GHz POWER7+ processor cores
|64 x 3.8 GHz POWER7+ processor cores or
48 x 4.2 GHz POWER7+ processor cores
|Level 2 (L2) cache||256 kilobytes (KB) L2 cache per core||256 KB L2 cache per core|
|L3 cache||10 MB L3 cache per core (eDRAM)||10 MB L3 cache per core (eDRAM)|
|Enterprise Memory||Up to 1 terabyte (TB) of 1066 MHz double data rate-3 (DDR-3)
|Up to 4 TB of 1066 MHz DDR3
|Integrated serial attached SCSI (SAS) bays for
Solid State Drives (SSD) or
Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
|Up to six small form factor (SFF) SAS drive bays||Up to 24 SFF SAS drive bays|
|Integrated media bays||One slimline for serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) digital versatile disc-random access memory (DVD-RAM)||Four slimline for SATA DVD-RAMs|
|Integrated peripheral component interconnect (PCI) adapter slots||Six PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 slots||24 PCIe Gen2 slots|
|Integrated multifunction card||Up to one per enclosure:||Up to four per system:|
|Integrated SAS controllers||Two SAS direct access storage device (DASD)/SSD controllers
One SATA media controller
|Eight SAS DASD/SSD controllers
Four SATA media controllers
|Other integrated ports||Three universal serial buses (USBs); two HMCs; two system power control networks (SPCNs)||Nine USBs; four HMCs; four SPCNs|
|GX slots (12X)||Two||Eight|
|Expansion features (optional – operating system dependencies)|
|Input/output (I/O) expansion||Up to 4 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Up to 8 PCI Extended (PCI-X) DDR 12X I/O drawers
|Up to 16 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Up to 32 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers
|High-bandwidth PCI adapters||6 Gb SAS
8 Gb FC
10 Gb Ethernet (GbE)
10 Gb FC over Ethernet (FCoE)
40 Gb Quad Data Rate (QDR)
|Other PCI adapters supported||SAS, FC, Ethernet, small computer system interface (SCSI), wide area network (WAN)/Async, USB, Crypto, internet SCSI (iSCSI)|
|PowerVM virtualisation technologies|
|POWER Hypervisor||LPAR, Dynamic LPAR (DLPAR); Virtual local area network (vLAN) (Memory to memory interpartition communication)|
|PowerVM Standard Edition (optional)||Micro-partitioning with up to 20 micro-partitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools; VIOS; Shared Dedicated Capacity|
|PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional)||PowerVM Standard Edition plus LPM1 and AMS2|
|RAS features||Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Memory DRAM sparing
Error correcting code (ECC) L2 cache, L3 cache
Redundant service processors with automatic failover3
Redundant system clocks with dynamic failover3
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug/blind-swap PCI slots
Hot-add I/O drawers
Hot-plug power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor deallocation
Dynamic deallocation of LPARs and PCI bus slots
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Active Memory Mirroring (optional)
|CoD features (optional)||Processor and/or Memory CUoD
Elastic Processor and/or Memory CoD
Trial Processor and/or Memory CoD
|OS||AIX, IBM i and Linux for Power5|
|Power requirements||Operating voltage: 200 V ac to 240 V ac
Power consumption: 1,925 watts maximum per enclosure
|System dimensions||Power 770 rack drawer building block:
6.9 in. H (4U) × 19.0 in. W × 34.0 in. D (174 mm × 483 mm × 863 mm)
Weight 155 lbs (70.3 kg)6
|Warranty (limited)||Nine hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), next business day for one year at no additional cost; onsite for selected components; customer replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available|
1 LPM is not supported on IBM i 6.1.
2 AMS requires AIX 5.3-12 SP5, IBM i 6.1 or later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP4 for Power or later, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.1 or later.
3 Requires two or more building blocks (nodes).
4 Comparison between a four-node 64-core Power 770 system and a four-node 16-core POWER6 570 system.
5 See Facts and Features for specific supported OS levels.
POWER7® means high performance, high capacity, and near linear scaling. The benchmark and performance data below demonstrate how IBM solutions can be optimised for a wide variety of workloads, each one providing you with performance you can count on.
|1 The 64-core system was configured with two 32-core partitions. The 48-core system was configured with two 24-core partitions.|
For details on these and all other benchmarks published by IBM Power Systems, see the Power Systems Performance Report (US).
For details on SPEC results, see http://www.spec.org/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
For details on TPC results, see http://www.tpc.org/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
For details on SAP benchmarks, see http://www.sap.com/benchmark (link resides outside of ibm.com)
The benchmarks and values shown herein were derived using particular, well configured, development-level computer systems. Actual system performance may vary and is dependent upon many factors including system hardware configuration and software design and configuration. Additional information about these benchmarks and associated trademarks (US).
* rPerf (Relative Performance) (US)
** CPW (Commercial Processing Workload) (US)