Statement of direction: IBM Power Systems high-end serversIBM United States Hardware Announcement 110-051
February 9, 2010
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Statement of Direction
IBM® plans to deliver a new high-end server in 2010 with up to 256 IBM POWER7 processor cores, offering unprecedented IBM Power® Systems scalability combined with massive bandwidth, to enable enterprises to more effectively deploy and consolidate large-scale applications and infrastructure.
The POWER7 high-end server is expected to dramatically improve high-end performance per watt and performance per square foot, as it is designed to operate within the same physical footprint and energy envelope of the current 64-core IBM Power 595 server. Additionally, the POWER7 high-end server is being enabled to support optional high-voltage dc power inputs to further increase its energy efficiency.
As previously stated in July 2009, IBM also plans to provide an upgrade path from the current IBM Power 595 server with 12X I/O to the new POWER7 high-end server. Enterprises with multiple systems leveraging PowerVM Live Partition Mobility may use this function to maintain application availability during the upgrade process.
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