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IBM Server Solutions for Modern Applications.
You demand more from your applications and data than ever before. It is difficult to meet that demand with scale-out, commodity servers. That is why IBM designed Power Systems servers based on the POWER8 processor from the ground up to handle today’s data-intensive workloads.
Get more performance with speeds 50x faster than x86 server chips
IBM Power Systems combine advanced memory and I/O with parallel processing.
From the Power4 process in 2001 to today’s Power8 server line mobility, the IBM Power Systems family delivers performance that goes far beyond what clients have expected from the harmony of hardware and software. These are the first servers based on the new Power8 design that can analyze data 50 times faster than the chips inside x86 servers.
These servers have 4x the memory bandwidth with twice the on-chip cache. What does this mean?
IBM Power Systems For Infrastructure Managers.
A single IBM scale-up server running Linux can replace 5 commodity X86 servers. This reduces server sprawl and management complexity. Provide your organization with servers built for today’s most demanding applications while eliminating planned and unplanned downtime.
IBM Power Systems For Application Developers.
The additional processing capabilities of IBM Power Systems running Linux allow you to do more with your applications. In the past, you had to balance features and functionality with performance. Some features, such as real-time data analytics, had to be set aside to avoid application performance degradation.
With IBM Power Systems, that is no longer the case. All of your favorite development tools like Ruby on Rails, PHP, Pearl, Python, and more are optimized to run on Linux on POWER8 processors.
In fact, your applications written in scripting languages such as Ruby, Pearl, and PHP will run on IBM Power Systems with no changes required. 95% of applications written in C/C++ will only require a simple re-compile with the free IBM Software Development Kit (SDK). POWER8 supports both big and little endian.
IBM Power Systems For Data Architects and DBAs.
IBM collaborated with all of the major database manufacturers—including MongoDB, EnterpriseDB, Redis Labs, Neo4J, and MariaDB—to optimize their applications on Power Systems running Linux. These systems not only run better than on x86 hardware, the software developers recommend Power Systems for data-intensive applications.
The benefits of POWER8, including faster processing, larger on-chip cache, and faster I/O, translate to unmatched database performance. The advanced I/O also allows you to use up to 40TB of flash storage as RAM so you can avoid adding multiple servers to handle your largest in-memory data sets.
IBM POWER8 Processor vs. Intel Xeon Processor
- 25% faster per clock cycle
- 3x on-chip cache
- 25% more main memory
- 4x threads per core
- Process over 3x per clock cycles
- Dual memory controllers
- Hardware accelerated I/O
- Flash as RAM for in-memory data sets
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