Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter® family of products—easy-to-use, integrated platforms with a high degree of deployment flexibility, energy efficiency, scalability and manageability—the IBM BladeCenter PS703 and PS704 Express are the premier blades for 64-bit applications. Minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption and scale easily: these are the benchmarks that matter on a smarter planet. The new POWER7® processor-based PS blades automatically optimize performance and capacity at either a system or virtual machine level and benefits from the new POWER7 processor, which contains innovative technologies that help maximize performance and optimizes energy efficiency. They represent one of the most flexible and cost-efficient solutions for UNIX, i and Linux deployments available in the market. Further enhanced by its ability to be installed in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blade servers, the PS blades can deliver the rapid return on investment that clients and businesses demand.
Delivering on the promise for a highly dynamic infrastructure, the BladeCenter PS blades help in delivering superior business and IT services with agility and speed—all in a simple to manage highly efficient way. The PS703 and PS704 Express blades have been preconfigured and tested by IBM and are based on proven technology. Utilizing a 2.4 GHz 64-bit POWER7 processor and available in sixteen-core or thirty two-core configuration, they are optimized to achieve maximum performance for both the system and its virtual machines. Couple that performance with PowerVM™ and you are now enabled for massive workload consolidation to drive maximum system utilization, predictable performance, and cost efficiency.
Power is effortlessly balancing workload performance
POWER7 Intelligent Threads technology enables workload optimization by selecting the most suitable threading mode: Single Thread (per core) or Simultaneous Multi Thread-2 or 4 modes. Consequently, Intelligent Threads technology can provide improved application performance. In addition, POWER7 processors can maximize cache access to cores, improving performance, using Intelligent Cache technology.
Power is dynamic energy optimization
EnergyScale™ Technology offers Intelligent Energy management features, which can dramatically and dynamically conserve power and further improve energy efficiency. These Intelligent Energy features enable the POWER7 processor to operate at a higher frequency if environmental conditions permit, for increased performance and performance per watt; or alternatively operate at a reduced frequency if user settings permit, for significant energy savings.
Smart BladeCenter Solutions with Power Blades
If you are looking for the perfect alternative to replacing traditional rack servers, then look no further. With a range of available PS blade choices and BladeCenter chassis supported you have the performance and scalability you need for demanding workloads of any sort. When combined with the BladeCenter S chassis, the PS blades become an ideal solution for deploying blades in an office and distributed enterprise environment. Unlike a stand-alone server that needs multiple power supplies and fans, individual systems management, numerous cables and a lot of space, IBM BladeCenter is compact and easy to use. By integrating servers, storage, networking and management, BladeCenter is helping companies in every industry sweep complexity aside. The blades contain all the necessities to run an application—processors, memory, I/O and storage. The chassis contains shared redundant power, shared hot-swap cooling, a media tray, integrated Ethernet, storage, switching and consolidated powerful management.
Virtualizing on IBM BladeCenter allows you to create a highly flexible infrastructure that can quickly and easily adapt to business change. BladeCenter with Power blades is the only blade server solution in the industry that allows you to consolidate and simplify your Linux, UNIX and IBM i workloads on a single platform. When business transformation is your goal, BladeCenter and virtualization is the answer. Together, virtualization and BladeCenter with Power can help reduce costs, increase business agility and boost IT resiliency.
Simplify. Cut costs. Boost productivity. Go green. They’re all priorities for IT, and they’re all driving organizations to rethink their server strategies and become more receptive to new ways to use IT. Blades are the next-generation solution, promising improvements across the board. So toss your cables and take the leap. Migrate to the blade solution that uses less energy and gives more choices and control. You have nothing to lose but complexity. IBM BladeCenter is the right choice. Open. Easy. Green.
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1 Some of the IBM BladeCenter functions may not be supported by the IBM i operating system. These are identified at ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/blades/ibmi.html.