IBM Power 750 Express server

Secure, reliable performance at an affordable price

POWER7® means high performance, high capacity, and near linear scaling. 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 8 32 3.0 81.24 44,600
POWER7 2 16 64 3.0 155.99 82,600
POWER7 3 24 96 3.0 224.23 122,500
POWER7 4 32 128 3.0 292.47 158,300
POWER7 1 6 24 3.3 70.07 37,200
POWER7 2 12 48 3.3 134.54 69,200
POWER7 3 18 72 3.3 193.4 94,900
POWER7 4 24 96 3.3 252.26 135,300
POWER7 1 8 32 3.3 86.99 47,800
POWER7 2 16 64 3.3 167.01 88,700
POWER7 3 24 96 3.3 240.08 129,700
POWER7 4 32 128 3.3 313.15 168,800
POWER7 1 8 32 3.22 85.29 47,800
POWER7 2 16 64 3.22 163.75 89,600
POWER7 3 24 96 3.22 235.39 131,500
POWER7 4 32 128 3.22 307.03 171,400
POWER7 1 8 32 3.55 91.96 52,200
POWER7 2 16 64 3.55 176.57 95,700
POWER7 3 24 96 3.55 253.82 138,500
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 331.06 181,000
POWER7 1 8 32 3.61 93.05 52,700
POWER7 2 16 64 3.61 178.65 97,000
POWER7 3 24 96 3.61 256.81 141,400
POWER7 4 32 128 3.61 334.97 183,200
POWER7 1 4 16 3.72 52.9 27,300
POWER7 2 8 32 3.72 101.57 51,000
POWER7 3 12 48 3.72 146 74,700
POWER7 4 16 64 3.72 190.44 97,700
POWER7 1 6 24 3.72 76.71 40,800
POWER7 2 12 48 3.72 147.27 75,500
POWER7 3 18 73 3.72 211.71 109,100
POWER7 4 24 96 3.72 276.14 145,600
POWER7+ 2 8 32 3.5 104.5 52,000
POWER7+ 4 16 64 3.5 197.0 96,000
POWER7+ 6 24 96 3.5 275.9 141,500
POWER7+ 8 32 128 3.5 354.9 185,000
POWER7+ 2 8 32 4.0 117.1 59,000
POWER7+ 4 16 64 4.0 220.7 108,000
POWER7+ 6 24 96 4.0 309.2 158,000
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 397.7 208,000

SPEC CPU2006 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS SPEC
int_rate
SPEC
fp_rate
POWER7 4 32 128 3.3 AIX 6.1 1,010 825
POWER7 4 32 128 3.3 SLES 11 1,030 839
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 AIX 6.1 1,060 851
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 SLES 11 1,070 865
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 RHEL 6 1,140 978
POWER7 4 32 128 3.61 AIX 7.1 1,150 985
POWER7+ 8 32 128 3.5 AIX 7.1 1,600 1,130
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 AIX 7.1 1,740 1,200
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 SLES 11 SP2 1,710 1,170

SPECjbb2005 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS BOPS BOPS/jvm JVM
POWER7 2 16 64 3.3 IBM i 976,223 61,014 16
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 AIX 6.1 2,478,929 77,467 32
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 SLES 11 2,410,483 75,328 32
POWER7 4 32 128 3.61 AIX 7.1 2,491,323 77,854 32
POWER7+ 8 32 128 3.5 AIX 7.1 3,625,947 113,311 32
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 AIX 7.1 3,983,153 124,474 32
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 SLES 11 SP2 3,837,707 119,928 32

SPECjEnterprise2010 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS EjOPS
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 AIX 6.1 7,172.93

SPEC ompM2001 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS Result
POWER7 4 32 128 3.3 SLES 11 101,911
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 SLES 11 104,175

SPEC ompL2001
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS Result
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 RHEL 6 773,674

LINPACK performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS HPC Gflops    
HPC Peak
POWER7 4 32 32 3.3 AIX 6.1 819.9 931.80
POWER7 4 32 32 3.55 AIX 6.1 874.1 988.16
POWER7 4 32 32 3.55 RHEL 6 870.0 988.16
POWER7 4 32 32 3.61 AIX 6.1 874.4 989.10
POWER7+ 8 32 32 3.5 AIX 7.1 895.7 1,012.5
POWER7+ 8 32 32 4.0 AIX 7.1 984.5 1,134.3
1POWER7+ 8 32 32 4.0 SLES 11 SP2 980.2 1,134.3
1 Using GCC

Stream Standard performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS MB/s
POWER7 4 24 24 3.3 AIX 6.1 118,843
POWER7 4 24 24 3.3 SLES 11 122,766


SAP performance - SD 2-Tier
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS Number of Benchmark Users Database ERP Release Cert. Number
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 AIX 6.1 15,600 DB2 9.7 6.0 EHP4
(Unicode)
2010004
POWER7 4 32 128 3.55 AIX 7.1 17,312 DB2 9.7 6.0 EHP4
(Unicode)
2011043

SAP performance - BI-MXL
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS ds/hr Database Technology Platform Cert. Number
POWER7 1 8 32 3.3 IBM i 7.1 278,462 DB2 7.1 SAP NetWeaver 7.0 2010014

Oracle eBS r12 Payroll Batch
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS checks/hr eBS Release
POWER7 1 6 24 3.3 AIX 6.1 257,143 RUP 4

Oracle eBS r12 Order to Cash Batch
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS checks/hr eBS Release
POWER7 1 6 24 3.3 AIX 6.1 177,095 RUP 4

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