IBM's New Unix Server Sports 256 Cores
Aug 18, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)
"IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released major additions to its server
line based on the company's latest Power7 processor including a
256-core Unix system it says easily trumps competitive systems from
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and HP (NYSE: HPQ).
"After finally acquiring Sun Microsystems, Oracle launched an
aggressive marketing campaign for its high-end servers that claimed
the systems vastly outperformed comparable IBM systems and used far
less energy. IBM disputed Oracle's claims on a company website, but
now can make an even more emphatic claim of top performance.
"IBM said its new Power7 systems have scored the highest ever
TPC-C (transaction processing) benchmark using a Power Systems
configuration running IBM's DB2 database."