IBM Power Systems advantages

Power is the ultimate platform for compute intensive workloads

Enterprise Systems

IBM Power Enterprise Systems enable faster business insights with the highest service levels of performance, resiliency, scalability and virtualization flexibility for critical data and applications. Enterprise systems are designed to be at the core of an enterprise IT infrastructure and include Capacity on Demand (on selected servers) to respond quickly and efficiently to changing business demands.

IBM Power 795: The most powerful system ever with up to 256 POWER7 processor cores and 16 TB of memory enables capability to consolidate up to 1,000 Virtual Machines.

IBM Power 780: Modular high-end system with up to 128 POWER7+ cores and 4 TB of memory in four nodes delivers leadership flexibility, scalability and resiliency vs. all other competitive servers.

IBM Power 770: Innovative modular server that provides non-disruptive growth from four to 64 POWER7+ processor cores, all with enterprise class RAS.

IBM Power 760: For virtualized consolidation of medium sized business workloads and demanding environments where uptime is critical, features one to four processor sockets and 12 to 48 POWER7+ processor cores, with processor Capacity on Upgrade on Demand, and up to 2 TB of memory.

IBM Power 750: For server consolidation and virtualization projects, features one to four processor sockets and eight to 32 POWER7+ processor cores. The Power 750 is the server that was used by Watson, and is now enhanced with greater capacity, expanded and faster I/O capabilities, and even higher performance.

Entry Systems

IBM Power Entry Systems are affordable, easy-to-deploy and energy efficient, and they are backed by a trusted network of IBM Business Partners and industry solution providers.

IBM Power 740 Express: For small- to mid-size databases or as a consolidation platform with one or two processor sockets with six to 16 POWER7+ processor cores and up to 1024 GB of memory.

IBM Power 730 Express: Designed for rack to rack consolidations in dense IT environments with two processor sockets and eight to 16 POWER7+ processor cores.

IBM Power 720 Express: Designed for distributed application servers or integrated business solutions with one processor socket and four to eight POWER7+ processor cores.

IBM Power 710 Express: Infrastructure and application servers with one processor socket, and a choice of four to eight POWER7+ processor cores.

IBM PowerLinux™ 7R2: Affordable and optimized for Linux environments, a 2U rack form factor, two-socket, high-performance, energy-efficient server with sixteen POWER7+ cores is ideal for running multiple application and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment.

IBM PowerLinux 7R1: Affordable and optimized for Linux environments, a one-socket, eight POWER7+ processor core server lowering the entry cost of big data analytics, open infrastructure solutions and traditional scale-out Linux workloads.

IBM Flex System™ p260 and p460 Compute Nodes: optimized for virtualization, performance and energy efficiency. These nodes offer 16 to 32 processor cores and are designed to run a wide variety of workloads in the IBM Flex System solution.

IBM BladeCenter® PS700, PS701, PS702, PS703 Express: Cost and energy efficient blades for application workload virtualization with four to16 processor cores.

High Performance Computing Systems

Power Systems high performance computing systems are configured into highly scalable AIX and Linux clusters that offer extreme performance for demanding technical and scientific workloads such as computational chemistry, petroleum reservoir modeling, weather forecasting, climate modeling, and financial services.

IBM Power 775: Supercomputer that shares Watson’s DNA and through the world’s highest performance and energy efficiency dramatically reduces project concept to delivery time for the toughest challenges in science.

IBM Power 755: An ENERGY STAR-qualified high performance computing cluster node, designed for extreme parallel processing with 32 processor cores.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.


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