Servers born to run Linux

IBM's OpenPOWER LC servers deliver up to twice the performance and 12 times the workload density versus competitive Intel x86-based servers.

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Better performance, for a lower price

Gain an average of 1.8x superior price-performance for your OSDB workloads. 2x price-performance guarantee for MongoDB and 1.8x price-performance guarantee for EDB Postgres.

Modern data platform

Based on open technology and an open ecosystem, Power Systems has a broad Linux portfolio, including the new IBM OpenPOWER LC server line for all your Linux deployments.

Cloud ready

Modernizing for new applications on Power provides enterprise agility with cloud deployment models for flexible capacity and services delivery across the enterprise.

Customer success stories - Linux on Power

North Carolina University uncovered new business partners 200 times faster

Algo-Logic accelerated the incorporation of hundreds of gigabits of market information every second

Allegiant Travel’s IT group reduced the time for one application from six hours to 15 minutes

Check out our distributors

“The POWER architecture brings choice to customers.”

- Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat.

Red Hat is a leading provider of open source solutions and IBM is one of the largest Linux contributors. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is a high-performing operating system that delivers outstanding value to IT environments.

“The time for Linux on Power is now.”

- Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE.

SUSE and IBM are helping all-sized organizations deploy and maintain mission-critical systems. SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions with increased agility, manageable complexity and reduced cost.

“Delivers the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for"

-Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.

Canonical and the Ubuntu community work with IBM to ensure that Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu OpenStack work seamlessly with IBM Power Systems and IBM software applications. Ubuntu for POWER8 enables the OpenStack ecosystem for ease of entry into the scale-out and Cloud markets.

Additional resources

Infrastructure Matters: POWER8 vs. Xeon x86

Learn why Clabby Analytics sees the new generation of POWER8 servers as “designed for data”.

IBM POWER8, A processor to challenge Intel’s dominance

See why CIC sees POWER as an ideal processor for Linux.