Feature spotlights

IBM POWER8 processor technology

Achieve greater speed and efficiency for database, transactional and other highly multi-threaded applications with transactional memory supported by 50 percent more cores and 2x the number of simultaneous threads per core.

CAPI (Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface)

Includes CAPI for technologies such as smart accelerators for key workloads, and CAPI Flash for lower latency and smaller footprint. Exclusive to IBM® POWER8®, CAPI enables customized compute solutions as well as offerings such as the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL.

Open technology platform

The OpenPOWER Foundation, the open technology platform at the core of IBM Power Systems™, presents a world of community created innovation, applications and technology components to help quickly deliver a broader set of applications and new technologies. Leveraging open standards, Power Systems provide developers with tools tuned for a platform that can boost productivity and performance by removing constraints imposed by commodity architecture.

Optimized scalability and reliability

IBM Power® servers are designed for the compute-intensive performance demands of database and analytics applications. These servers can flexibly scale to support the needs of rapidly growing data for midmarket businesses, with industry-leading reliability.

Technical details

Software requirements

  • Operating systems: AIX®, IBM i or Linux on POWER. Technical overview:

Hardware requirements

Operating systems: AIX®, IBM i or Linux on POWER. Technical overview:

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