IBM Power 740 Express server

High performance, reliable, expandable midsize database and consolidation server

Power Systems: open innovation to put data to work. The benchmark and performance data below demonstrate how IBM solutions can be optimized for a wide variety of workloads, each one providing you with performance you can count on.


Multiuser performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz rPerf* CPW**
POWER7 1 4 16 3.30 48.33 25,500
POWER7 2 8 32 3.30 92.79 47,800
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 176.57 97,700
POWER7 1 4 16 3.70 52.93 27,900
POWER7 1 6 24 3.70 76.69 41,600
POWER7 2 8 32 3.70 101.62 52,200
POWER7 2 12 48 3.70 147.24 77,200
POWER7+ 1 6 24 4.2 90.6 49,000
POWER7+ 2 12 48 4.2 176.6 91,700
POWER7+ 1 8 32 3.6 102.4 56,300
POWER7+ 2 16 64 3.6 197.7 106,500
POWER7+ 1 8 32 4.2 115.5 64,500
POWER7+ 2 16 64 4.2 223.1 120,000

SPEC CPU2006 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS SPEC
int_rate
SPEC
fp_rate
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 AIX 7.1 577 481
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 SLES 11 SP1 580 492
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 RHEL 6 581 497
POWER7+ 2 16 64 4.2 AIX 7.1 884 602
POWER7+ 2 16 64 4.2 SLES 11 SP2 869 586

SPECjbb2005 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS BOPS BOPS/jvm JVM
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 AIX 7.1 1,212,466 75,779 16
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 SLES 11 SP1 1,204,362 75,273 16
POWER7+ 2 16 64 4.2 AIX 7.1 1,919,456 119,966 16
POWER7+ 2 16 64 4.2 SLES 11 SP2 1,901,452 118,841 16

SPEC ompM2001 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS Result
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 SLES 11 SP1 95,002

LINPACK performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS HPC Gflops    
HPC Peak
POWER7 2 16 16 3.55 AIX 7.1 439.0 494.6
POWER7 2 16 16 3.55 SLES 11 SP1 435.8 494.6
POWER7 2 16 16 3.55 RHEL 6 435.8 494.6
POWER7+ 2 16 16 4.2 AIX 7.1 517.1 581.1
1POWER7+ 2 16 16 4.2 SLES 11 SP2 508.5 581.1
1 Using GCC

SAP performance - BI-MXL
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS ds/hr Database Technology
Platform
Cert.
Number
POWER7 1 4 16 3.3 IBM i 7.1 151,426 DB2 7.1 SAP NetWeaver 7.0 2010035

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Cognitive computing is 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.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM 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.

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.