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IBM Systems: Delivering on the promise of Smarter Computing
Delivering on the promise of smarter computing. Introducing innovative new hardware, systems software and services designed and built on the precepts of smarter computing

IBM Systems: Delivering on the promise of Smarter Computing

IBM is smarter computing

IBM has shaped a new and emerging era of information technology called smarter computing. Forward-thinking organizations have embraced this concept and are computing differently. Smarter computing is fueling dramatic growth across industries as organizations strive to create new markets, identify new trends, and deliver services more quickly.

Innovative server systems design has long been a mainstay at IBM. As we celebrate 100 years of innovation, it's important to remember that IBM has always been at the forefront computing technology, providing our customers higher performance, lower operating costs, and increased flexibility. Whether it be the revolutionary System/360 mainframe or today's workload optimized server systems, our technology reflects not only the latest inventions in information sciences, but also the dramatic changes the world has undergone generation by generation.

System z

  • System z delivers freedom by design in introducing new capabilities and a new entry model of the IBM zEnterprise System

    System z is bringing the value of hybrid computing to all enterprise IT. System Z continues to enhance the capabilities of the mainframe in delivering a more flexible and responsive IT environment.

The new zEnterprise 114 offers:

We are also extending the hybrid capabilities of both the z196 and the z114 with new announcements for the zBladeCenter extension (zBX) and the Unified Resource Manager. The zBX now includes BladeCenter HX5 support for Linux and future support for Windows2 in addition to Power Systems blade support, enabling smarter choices for optimal deployment of workloads on best fit architecture. In addition, we have increased flexibility to deploy and manage the zEnterprise system (with a statement of direction on delivering APIs to enable management of Unified Resource Manager from external tools1).

1 Distributed server comparison is based on IBM cost modeling of Linux on zEnterprise vs. alternative distributed servers. Given there are multiple factors in this analysis such as utilization rates, application type, local pricing, etc., savings may vary by user.
2 All statements regarding IBM future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represents goals and objectives only.

System Storage

  • Tackle big data with faster and more efficient storage solutions
    New IBM System Storage solutions can help you manage and leverage your growing volume, variety and velocity of information for improved business intelligence.

System Networking

  • New IBM System Networking empowers clients to build smarter, faster, flatter networks

IBM BNT top-of-rack and blade switches offer enhanced networking capacity, virtualization and client control, along with ultra-low latency1 and up to 84 percent better price/performance2; and the new Juniper EX4500 simplifies installation, management, and service in Junos environments.

1 IBM WMQ LLM with IBM x3550 servers, Mellanox MNPH29C-XTR ConnectX®-2 EN with RoCE, IBM-BNT G8264 10/40GE Switch (SUT ID: LLM110421 ) STAC-M2™ Benchmarks v1.0 Tested by: STAC Test date: 21 April 2011 Report 0.98, 6 May 2011
2 Tolly Test Report, Competitive Performance Evaluation: IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264, March 2011

System x and BladeCenter

  • System x and BladeCenter systems are optimized for efficiency in systems networking and management

Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter, optimized for virtualization and convergence, extends to a wider range of networking switches. See up to 49 percent savings in CAPEX, and up to 50 percent reduction in energy costs, by easily managing network interconnects while protecting investments with a convergence-ready solution1.

IBM Systems Director Standard Edition for System x bundles leading management capabilities for total savings and ease of deployment: 21 percent price savings compared to individual software downloads and 34-42 percent savings in administration costs when compared with unmanaged environments.

1 Compared to traditional networking.

Power Systems

  • The new IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
    The IBM Power 775 Supercomputer, driven by POWER7 technology, is built to handle heavy-duty analytics as the world's most powerful and energy efficient supercomputer.

The Power 775 has the muscle to handle a wide variety of high-performance computing projects, such as climate modeling and forecasting, risk analytics and real-time trading in financial services, and high-res simulations in nuclear resource management.

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