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POWER7 Built on Power
POWER7 systems deliver unprecedented performance for both transactional and throughput computing for UNIX, IBM i and Linux applications with up to four times the performance and workload consolidation capacity, and three times the performance per watt of POWER6 processor-based systems.


The Power 755 is a 4-socket, 32-core server with outstanding performance in a dense 4U rack-optimised package. Using 12X InfiniBand adapters up to 641 Power 755 nodes, each with 32 cores, can be clustered together providing up to 2,048 POWER7 cores.

Sockets 4
Processor cores 8-core POWER7 with AltiVec SIMD acceleration
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.3 GHz
System memory (Std/Max) 128 GB / 256 GB
Internal storage (Std/Max) 73.4 GB / 2.4 TB

Easily scale up to 64 cores with the IBM Power 770. Unique IBM modular SMP architecture lets you add more powerful POWER7 processing capability exactly when needed. Innovative reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features and excellent virtualisation capabilities make the 770 well suited as a midrange application or database server, or for server consolidation. And the flexibility to use the leading-edge AIX, IBM i and Linux® operating systems broadens the application offerings available and increases the ways clients can manage growth, complexity and risk.

Processor cores Up to 64, POWER7 @ 3.3 GigaHertz (GHz) or

Up to 48 POWER7 @ 3.7 GHz
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.3/3.7 GHz
System memory (Std/Max) 64 GB/4 TeraBytes (TB)
Internal storage (Std/Max) 73.4 GB @ 15K revolutions per minute (rpm)/7.2 TB @ 10K rpm or 4.2 TB Solid State Drive (SSD) (within CEC)

The IBM Power 775 supercomputing server is designed for organisations that require a highly scalable system with extreme parallel processing performance and dense, modular packaging. Use it in clustered configurations of as few as 512 processor cores or in world-class supercomputer configurations of hundreds of thousands of processors. Combined with specialised software from IBM, this system is designed to perform and represents the latest Power technology available.

Easily scale up to 96 cores with the IBM Power 780. Unique IBM modular Symmetric Multi-Processor (SMP) architecture lets you add more powerful POWER7 processing capability exactly when needed. Innovative RAS features and leadership virtualisation capabilities make the 780 well suited as an application or database server, or for server consolidation. And the flexibility to use the leading-edge AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems broadens the application offerings available and increases the ways clients can manage growth, complexity and risk.

Processor cores Up to 96 POWER7 @ 3.44 GHz or
Up to 64 POWER7 @ 3.92 GHz or
Up to 32 POWER7 @ 4.14 GHz
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.44, 3.92, 4.14 GHz
System memory (Std/Max) Min/Max: 64 GB/ 4 TB
Internal storage (Std/Max) Min/Max: 73.4 GB @ 10K/15K rpm up to 7.2 TB @ 10K revolutions per minute (rpm) or 4.2 TB Solid State Drive (SSD) (within CEC)

The IBM Power 795 server uses 64-bit POWER7 eight-core processor technology in up to 256-core configurations with PowerVM virtualisation. This enterprise Power server offers leadership performance and massive scalability, along with the reliability, manageability and security features needed to consolidate AIX, IBM i and Linux applications in the largest and most demanding data centre environments

Processor cores 6 to 256 IBM POWER7
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.72 GHz/4.25 GHz
System memory (Std/Max) 8 TB
I/O drawers 1 - 32
Performance (rPerf range)*** 273.51 / 2,978.16

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Advantages

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can 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.

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.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

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

Solutions

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

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Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.

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