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IBM Power 750 and 760 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 16 May 2013, updated 24 June 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738450979
ISBN-13: 9780738450971
IBM Form #: REDP-4985-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, James Cruickshank, Sorin Hanganu, Volker Haug, Stephen Lutz, John T Schmidt and Marco Vallone

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 750 and Power 760 servers supporting IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 750 and Power 760 offerings and their prominent functions:

    • The IBM POWER7+™ processor is available at frequencies of 3.1 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 4.0 GHz.
    • The larger IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
    • The newly introduced POWER7+ dual chip module (DCM).
    • New 10GBase-T options for the 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.
    • New IBM PowerVM® V2.2.2 features, such as 20 LPARs per core.
    • The improved IBM Active Memory™ Expansion technology provides more usable memory than is physically installed in the system.

    Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems™ products should read this paper.

    This Redpaper expands the current set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the 750 and 760 systems.

    This paper does not replace the latest marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, may be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

    For additional reading: A Technote is availalble that explains the performance architecture of this server. It is of interest to those migrating workloads from existing Power 750 servers. It can be found at:

    Architecture of the IBM POWER7+ Tecnology-Based IBM Power 750 and IBM Power 760 Technote

    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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