IBM shows 256 core Power7 Unix server
Aug 17, 2010, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM has strengthened its hand in the Unix business with new
systems based on its Power7 processors, including a server for
large enterprises that scales to 256 cores. The Power 795 is IBM's
biggest Unix server to date. It's aimed at companies that run large
scale database applications or want to consolidate multiple Unix or
Linux workloads onto a single system using IBM's PowerVM
"IBM also launched several low end Power7-based servers, each
with one or two processors. Combined with the mid-range systems it
launched earlier this year, the new servers round out IBM's Power7
line-up from top to bottom.
"All the new systems are offered with Linux or IBM's AIX or i
operating systems (i is the new name for IBM's i5/OS)."