New PowerLinux technology and software
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By: Anirban Chatterjee.
This month, the PowerLinux team is announcing the biggest technology change in PowerLinux servers since we launched, with the availability of our POWER7+ chips on the platform.
POWER7+ is more than just a speed bump on our POWER7
processors. Our hardware teams have
worked hard to increase the flexibility of the platform, bringing
balanced performance increases while keeping other factors like energy
consumption at bay. Some examples:
The new performance capabilities afforded by POWER7+ enable some pretty interesting possibilities when it comes to reducing costs. For example, we’ve found that people typically need just two dual-socket (16 core) PowerLinux 7R2s to do what it would take three dual-socket (16 core) Xeon servers to do. Given the already competitive pricing on the 7R2s, this means that you can potentially save north of 40% on your costs of acquisition by choosing PowerLinux.
These changes make PowerLinux an ideal platform for the most critical workloads your business runs today, like your customer facing web applications, or your ERP system. Customers like Kwik Fit (PDF) and IT Informatik (PDF) are already realizing the benefits. Click the links to read the case studies on these customers.
But PowerLinux is also a great platform for today’s growth workloads, like development and deployment of mobile and web applications. To make it easier for businesses to create and launch these types of client experiences, we’re introducing a new solution for WebSphere mobile and web applications that leverages the lightweight WebSphere Liberty Profile software. This is a light, easily reconfigured web app environment that makes it simple for developers to test and deploy applications.