The Scale-Out and Midrange Power10 Servers Are Here

Today’s business climate requires a new level of agility, security and a “do more with less” culture to deliver against one of the most important challenges ahead of us – sustainability. Therefore, I am so proud that the IBM Power10 family of servers is finally complete. They are setting a new level in the market and come with innovations and capabilities that can help our clients stay ahead of their competition in the industry. 

The Power10 product family is all about value. They are designed to deliver hybrid cloud solutions running the most demanding workloads in the most economical way. There is something for every client here. What is your favorite attribute? To me, it is our leading sustainability advantage. While others talk about producing green energy for cloud datacenters, Power10-based servers are designed to reduce electricity needs helping to reduce the carbon footprint. This is real innovation. 

Critical in the launch of the expanded Power10 family is a robust ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors and Business Partners to build hybrid environments, connect mission-critical workloads to the cloud, and maximize value of existing infrastructure investments. We now have a great opportunity ahead of us to modernize clients’ environments with Red Hat’s portfolio as we take them to Power10. It will all be about having the right technical skills, so I encourage all of you to study our Power10 enablement material and build your own success plan that includes modernization content in every project. 

Below is a great quote from our Ecosystem partner Mainline Information Systems that exemplifies the solutions our partners are building on Power10 : 

“The IBM Power E1080 met the requirements of many of Mainline’s EPIC, SAP HANA, and Oracle clients,” said Eric Mann, Mainline Executive Vice President of Sales. “Our Power clients now look forward to seamless upgrades from Power8 and Power9 systems to the significantly increased performance, reliability, clustering, and hybrid cloud capabilities that we expect the new Power10 scale-out and midrange systems to offer at price/performance levels we have not seen before.” 

Let me give you a summary of the servers we are announcing; the Power S1014, Power S1022, Power S1024, and the Power E1050, the systems your clients have been waiting for and asking you about. These new systems can help your clients create business agility with a flexible and secured infrastructure for hybrid cloud with memory encryption at the processor level. Learn more about each new server below.

IBM Power S1014 

The IBM Power S1014 is a 1-socket, 4U Power10-based server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads, and has on average 57% more performance per core and 20% more memory bandwidth compared to the Power S914 [1]. Reduce physical data center footprints and help your clients lower their cooling and electrical costs by doing more with less. The Power S1014 is ideal for IBM i, Oracle Database SE, AI inferencing, and more. Learn more about the Power S1014 and tour a virtual demo here. 

IBM Power S1022 

The IBM Power S1022 is a 2-socket, 2U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads, and has on average 37% more performance per core and 2.4X more memory bandwidth compared to the Power S922 [2]. It is available in either a single chip model, the Power S1022s, or dual chip model, the Power S1022. The Power S1022 is ideal for distributed computing, DevOps, dev/test environments, and more. Learn more about the Power S1022 and tour a virtual demo here. 

IBM Power S1024 

The IBM Power S1024 is a 2-socket, 4U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads and has on average 33% more performance per core and 2.4X more memory bandwidth compared to the Power S924 [3]. With double the number of cores compared to Power9-based servers, clients can lower their cooling and electrical costs by consolidating more workloads onto fewer servers. Users can also further optimize and reduce costs by taking advantage of flexible consumption models and only paying for what they use. Learn more about the Power S1024 and tour a virtual demo here. 

IBM Power E1050 

The IBM Power E1050 is a 4-socket rack server optimized for data-intensive applications and hybrid cloud deployments. Enhanced security with transparent memory encryption and production-ready AI at the point of data helps enable faster insights for clients. Scaling is consistent across private and public cloud environments with flexible consumption options for users. Learn more about the Power E1050 and tour a virtual demo here. 

Help your clients modernize applications to maximize value from their data, protect their infrastructure to help defend against attacks, and automate operations to improve productivity with Power10. Invite your colleagues and clients to our announcement webcast this Thursday, July 14th, to hear from our executive team and analyst IDC about how to create digital advantages and business agility with IBM Power. Learn more and register for the webcast here.

 

Jonas Ullberg, Vice President, Global Ecosystem, Cognitive Systems

 

 

 

[1] Based on IBM internal testing SMT8 rPerf results for IBM Power S914/4-core rPerf per core of 20.2 (81/4 cores) compared to IBM Power S1014 rPerf per core of 31.8 (127/4 cores), and based on IBM internal testing of 409.6 GB/s per socket for IBM Power S1014 (3200 MHz x 8B/chn x 8chns) compared to 170.6 GB/s for IBM Power S914 (2667 MHz x 8B/chn x 8 chns). All results can be found here.

[2] Based on IBM internal testing SMT8 rPerf results of IBM Power S922/22-core rPerf per core of 20.7 (456/22 cores) compared to IBM Power S1022/24-core rPerf per core of 28.6 (686/24 cores), and based on IBM internal testing of 409.6 GB/s per socket for IBM Power S1022 (3200 MHz x 8B/chn x 8chns) compared to 170.6 GB/s for IBM Power S922 (2667 MHz x 8B/chn x 8 chns). All results can be found here.

[3] Based on IBM internal testing SMT8 rPerf results of IBM Power S924/24-core rPerf per core of 24.3 (583/24 cores) compared to IBM Power S1024/24-core rPerf per core of 33.1 (795/24 cores), and based onIBM internal testing of 409.6 GB/s per socket for IBM S1024 (3200 MHz x 8B/chn x 8chns) compared to 170.6 GB/s for IBM Power S924 (2667 MHz x 8B/chn x 8 chns) . All results can be found here.