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Announcing IBM POWER7

  • Get insights up to 50 times faster with systems designed for big data
  • Achieve better economics for scale-out data and cloud infrastructures
  • Open innovation that revolutionizes the way IT is created and consumed


Powerful forces are changing how business gets done. Big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile are providing unprecedented opportunities to uncover insights, drive efficiencies, and reach clients.

Now, IBM has introduced a new generation of systems with the open innovation of the POWER8 processor and architecture to handle bigger data demands in the cloud — delivering faster insights and an expanded Linux-based open server ecosystem.

The new POWER8 processor-based systems feature 19" rack in flexible 2U and 4U configurations and a deskside form factor allowing you to place the computing power where needed. Available within this server family are:

  • Power Systems 1 & 2 socket scale-out servers
  • Higher internal disk and SSD capacities
  • Enterprise reliability and fault prevention features
  • A highly secure architecture
  • Available hardware accelerators
  • Advanced energy control
  • Hot-plug Gen3 PCIe slots

Linux only models supporting two different memory architectures (PowerKVM and the Power Hypervisor) mean porting applications from x86 Linux workloads is simple as ever and at attractive prices. These systems are ready for today's AIX, IBM i, and Linux cloud, analytics, and scale-out workloads.

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