IBM Flex System POWER processor-based compute nodes

UNIX, Linux, and IBM i solutions for your business

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing their IT infrastructures on IBM® POWER® architecture-based systems to outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

POWER processors, in conjunction with software and domain expertise, provide an ideal foundation for designing workload-optimised systems for AIX, IBM i, and Linux applications. They feature market-leading PowerVM virtualisation that delivers higher workload density, greater throughput, and declining cost per VM as you scale your infrastructure unlike competitive virtualisation such as VMware. With reliability, availability, serviceability, and security that is years ahead of the competition, POWER offers the trusted resiliency and performance you need for mission critical workloads.

IBM Flex System POWER compute nodes


IBM Flex System p260




Ideal for optimising a broad range of general purpose and infrastructure workloads.

Form factor 2-socket standard compute node
Processor family IBM POWER7+™ 64-bit processors
Number of processors Up to 2 processors and 16 cores
Memory capacity Up to 512 GB/16 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 1.8 TB

IBM Flex System p270




Ideal for optimising a broad range of general purpose and infrastructure workloads.

Form factor 2-socket standard compute node
Processor family IBM POWER7+™ 64-bit processors
Number of processors Up to 2 processors and 24 cores
Memory capacity Up to 512 GB/16 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 1.8 TB

IBM Flex System p460




Designed for demanding commercial workloads that need superior scalability and performance.

Form factor 4-socket double-wide compute node
Processor family IBM POWER7® and POWER7+™ 64-bit processors
Number of processors Up to 4 processors and 32 cores
Memory capacity Up to 1 TB/32 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 1.8 TB

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