IBM Power 770 and 780 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication



Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 (9117-MMD) and Power 780 (9179-MHD) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions:


  • The IBM POWER7+™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.8 GHz and 4.2 GHz for the Power 770 and 3.7 GHz and 4.4 GHz for the Power 780
  • The specialized IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
  • The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Multifunction Card that provides two USB ports, one serial port, and four Ethernet connectors for a processor enclosure and does not require a PCI slot
  • The Active Memory™ Mirroring (AMM) for Hypervisor feature that mirrors the main memory used by the firmware
  • IBM PowerVM® virtualization, including PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and PowerVM Active Memory Sharing
  • Active Memory Expansion that provides more usable memory than what is physically installed on the system
  • IBM EnergyScale™ technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement
  • Enterprise-ready reliability, serviceability, and availability
  • Dynamic Platform Optimizer
  • High-performance SSD drawer

Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems™ products can benefit from reading this paper.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Virtualization
Chapter 4. Continuous availability and manageability



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Publish Date
11 February 2013

Last Update
06 June 2013


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Author(s)

ISBN-10
0738451215

ISBN-13
9780738451213

IBM Form Number
REDP-4924-00

Number of pages
218