Statement of direction: Lifecycle planning information for IBM POWER8 systemsIBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG21-0106
November 16, 2021
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IBM® intends to announce the withdrawal from marketing of MES upgrades to IBM POWER8® systems in January 2022. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, MES orders for additional features on POWER8 systems will no longer be available.
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