IBM Power Systems advantages

Power is the ultimate platform for compute intensive workloads

Power Systems 1 & 2 Socket Scale-Out Servers

IBM Power Scale-Out 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. These systems offer an ideal choice for businesses that need entry or scale-out deployment options for business critical applications, especially for those who are looking for a more efficient and lower cost IT environment than x86 commodity solutions can deliver.

IBM Power S814: Designed for highly secure and scalable architecture, providing a stable database and middleware platform for efficient deployment of business processing and mission critical applications with 1 processor socket with up to 8 POWER8 processor cores and up to 1 terabytes (TB) of memory.

IBM Power S822: Designed for consolidation of multiple applications and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment with 1 or 2 processor sockets with up to 20 POWER8 processor cores and up to 1 TB of memory.

IBM Power S824: For analytics applications and small to mid-size database that can run on the same server platform with 1 or 2 processor sockets with up to 24 POWER8 processor cores and up to 2 TB of memory.

IBM Power S812L: Affordable and optimized for Linux environments, a 2U rack form factor, 1-socket, high-performance, energy-efficient server with 12 POWER8 cores and up to 512 GB memory is ideal for running multiple application and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment.

IBM Power S822L: Affordable and optimized for Linux environments, a 2-socket (up to 24 POWER8 processor cores) server lowering the entry cost of big data analytics, open infrastructure solutions and traditional scale-out Linux workloads.

IBM Power S824L: Leverage OpenPOWER technology, designed specifically to support the unique requirements of dual NVIDIA Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerators, this (2-socket up to 24 POWER8 processor cores) server offers the potential for dramatic accelerations of targeted technical computing, big data, and Java workloads.

IBM Power S812LC: Superior throughput and performance for high value Linux workloads such as LAMP, big data and analytics, or industry applications. Low acquisition cost through system optimization (industry standard memory, selected configurations, industry standard warranty). The system is optimized for Hadoop with up to 14 large form factor (LFF) drives installed in a 2U rack-optimized form factor. This solution is a foundation for clusters and scale-out deployments built on a 1S2U platform with up to 10 cores of POWER8 and 1TB of memory.

IBM Power S822LC: Built on industry standards and incorporating community innovation from the OpenPOWER Foundation, the Power S822LC delivers high application performance and throughput based on its built-for-big-data architecture incorporating POWER8 processors, tightly coupled FPGAs and accelerators, and faster I/O using CAPI. This system offers a modular design to scale from a single rack to hundreds, simplicity of ordering, and a strong innovation roadmap for GPUs. The Power S822LC comes in a 2U rack-optimized form factor and scales up to 20 cores of POWER8 and 1TB memory. It fits High Performance Computing demands as well with the possibility to carry up to 2 GPUs for acceleration.

Linux – Extending the value of POWER to industry-standard Linux

Red Hat (RHEL), SUSE (SLES), and Canonical (Ubuntu) Linux run natively on POWER processor-based systems, offering a scalable Linux alternative for open source applications. Reducing server sprawl through consolidation and virtualization is a key priority for many companies today and Linux provides a scalable, optimized, and cost competitive alternative to running Linux on commodity x86 servers.

Linux is the low cost deployment platform of choice for vital solutions like big data & analytics, cloud environments, mobile enablement platforms, and social media collaboration services. Power Systems for Linux like the Power S812L and S822L are optimized for Linux environments, and priced to compete with 1 and 2 socket x86 Linux solutions. In addition to enabling lower cost deployments of industry-standard Linux, these systems offer more efficient server virtualization versus x86 commodity server alternatives:

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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.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

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.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.