Today IBM announced a new Power Systems enterprise sever, the Power E850. Get up to speed on this announcement with the following information at your side:
1. A flexible, up to 4 socket Enterprise server
With support for up to 48 POWER8 processor cores, and the flexibility of Capacity on Demand capabilities provides a unique Enterprise system offering. The Power E850 is expandable from 16 up to 48 processor cores, and support for up to 2 TB of memory to support demanding Enterprise workloads. Elastic Capacity on Demand and Utility Capacity on Demand allow the system to match the changing needs of a workload without incurring high costs.
2. Superior RAS features
The Power E850 server is built with the advanced Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability features of Power Systems Enterprise servers. These capabilities extend from the processor design, through the system architecture, and into the hypervisor and operating system level. This provides a highly resilient architecture to ensure that mission critical workloads remain available throughout an Enterprise.
3. Utilizes the latest POWER8 technology
Built on the latest POWER8 architecture, and incorporating the technological advances of the POWER8 processor design, the Power E850 brings advantages to many workloads. With very high memory and I/O bandwidths, the server can support the latest Big Data and Analytics workloads. Adding in technology such as Easy Tier and Transactional Memory provides even greater system performance and efficiency.
4. Support for versions of AIX and Linux operating systems
The Power E850 server is the ideal host for Unix and Linux based workloads, with support for IBM AIX and industry standard Linux distributions from RedHat, Suse, and Ubuntu. Built on a platform of PowerVM virtualization, the Power E850 server can support multiple dynamic workloads running a combination of Operating Systems, and sharing resources securely and effectively between them. This provides even greater flexibility for modern Enterprise workloads.
5. Modular midrange solution for managing CAMSS business
As a system built for data centric workloads, the Power E850 provides the performance and throughput required for demanding modern Big Data and Analytics workloads. Flexible resource management and elastic capacity provide support for dynamic workloads like Mobile and Social applications. Underlying these capabilities is the proven Power Systems reliability and security features to ensure that Enterprise workloads are highly available and secure.
For more information on this server and on POWER8, take the following jump!
IBM Power System E850 Technical Overview and Introduction, REDP-5222
Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors, including IBM POWER8, SG24-8171-01