Power Systems Technical Guide

Need a quick reference for IBM Power® Systems -- including Power processor-based BladeCenter® blade servers and IBM PureFlex™ compute nodes? The Facts and Features reports give you a side-by-side comparison of the various systems available with many of their key specifications and information about supported AIX, IBM i and Linux versions.

IBM POWER7 systems facts and features

(IBM Power 710 Express, Power 720 Express, Power 730 Express, Power 740 Express, Power 750 Express, Power 760, Power 770, Power 780, Power 795, IBM PowerLinux 7R1, IBM PowerLinux 7R2, IBM PowerLinux 7R4, IBM PureFlex p260, PureFlex p460 and PureFlex p24L, BladeCenter PS700 Express, PS701 Express, PS702 Express, PS703 Express, PS704 Express)

IBM POWER6 systems facts and features

(IBM Power 520 Express, Power 550 Express, Power 560 Express, Power 570, Power 575, Power 595 and BladeCenter JS12, JS22, JS23, and JS43 Express)

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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.