What are POWER8 servers? 

Servers that reflect the best in open-source, big data computing, IBM POWER8 servers offer the overwhelming processing strength of Linux on Power and the ability to engage in Deep Learning.

POWER8 servers provide easy-to-deploy cloud solutions and support SAP HANA workloads. POWER8 servers also work in conjunction with IBM Watson — actually helping to make Watson even smarter.


Parallel processing power

Delivers parallel processing of data queries, enabling it to resolve queries faster than other processor architectures. 

Boosted memory bandwidth

CAPI allows the processor to talk directly to the flash drives and use them as an extension of its own memory. The data being cached for in-memory databases can be accessed faster than on any other platform. 

Complex analytical capabilities 

IBM Watson ingests large amounts of structured and semi-structured data, making it ideal for environments that previously would have taken several data scientists to develop the necessary queries to extract key information from the data. 

Cost savings with cloud computing

Companies are able to achieve significant cost savings by using cloud computing to help them more smartly manage, store and access data.


Fast access to Linux compute in the cloud

Easily extend your current infrastructure into the cloud and get developers up and running on Linux fast. 

Host data and analytics in Linux

Test, drive and port data and analytics solutions to Linux. Get a secure environment to prove out performance characteristics for Linux workloads. 

Integrate hybrid applications

Maximize performance and efficiency by ensuring systems are close to the data being analyzed. 

POWER8 server versions


Starting at USD 1,064/mo  8 cores | 3.85 GHz  64 GB RAM | 1x1TB HDD Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies 


Starting at USD 1,582/mo 10 cores | 3.49 GHz  256 GB RAM | 2x4TB HDD  Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies


Starting at USD 2,062/mo 10 cores | 3.49 GHz  512 GB RAM | 2x6TB HDD  Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies


Starting at USD 2,062/mo 10 cores | 3.49 GHz  512 GB RAM | 2x960GB SSD  Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies

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