Build a sustainable infrastructure

IBM® LinuxONE 4 helps organizations that care about achieving sustainability goals reduce energy costs and carbon footprint with a secure, high-performance server platform for data-intensive workloads.

Choose from single frame, multi frame or rack mount to fit your workload optimization and infrastructure needs.

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IBM LinuxONE 4: Building a sustainable infrastructure

IBM LinuxONE 4: Building a sustainable infrastructure (1:07)

2022 SEAL Sustainable Product Award winner, for creating impactful and "purpose-built" products for the future


Energy efficiency

Reduce energy costs and carbon footprint by consolidating servers and modernizing databases.

Confidential computing

Create a confidential computing Trusted Execution Environment that helps to protect data in use.

Quantum-safe cryptography

Protect data with end-to-end encryption which extends to built-in quantum-safe technologies.

Open hybrid cloud

Move to an open hybrid cloud platform on your choice of infrastructure.

Simplified compliance

Simplify and automate compliance tasks with the IBM Z Security and Compliance Center.


IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 systems, with GDPS, IBM DS8000 series with Hyper Swap and running a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment, are designed to deliver 99.99999% availability.²

Product comparison

Choose from three LinuxONE 4 configurations

Product specifications Emperor 4 multi frame Rockhopper 4 single frame Rockhopper 4 rack mount
Maximum numbers of engines
Maximum numbers of drawers
Maximum numbers of IO drawers
Numbers of frames
1 to 4
No frame
Can co-locate with storage/switch...
5.2 GHz
4.6 GHz
4.6 GHz
Telum Chip
Max Memory
40 TB
16 TB
16 TB
39, 82, 125, 168 and 200
5, 16, 32 and 68
5, 16, 32 and 68
Product specifications

More specifications (PDF, 68 KB)

More specifications (PDF, 44.7 KB)

More specifications (PDF, 45 KB)

Energy efficiency

Carbon footprint report (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Carbon footprint report (PDF, 3.4 MB)

Carbon footprint report (PDF, 8.2 MB)

IBM LinuxONE Expert Care

Available for all LinuxONE 4 systems

Explore IBM Expert Care (PDF, 183 KB)

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¹ DISCLAIMER: Compared IBM Machine Type 3932 Max 68 model consisting of a CPC drawer and an I/O drawer to support network and external storage with 68 IFLs and 7 TB of memory in 1 frame versus compared 36 x86 servers (2 Skylake Xeon Gold Chips, 40 Cores) with a total of 1440 cores. IBM Machine Type 3932 Max 68 model power consumption was measured on systems and confirmed using the IBM Power estimator for the IBM Machine Type 3932 Max 68 model configuration. x86 power values were based on Feb. 2023 IDC QPI power values and reduced to 55% based on measurements of x86 servers by IBM and observed values in the field. The x86 server compared to uses approximately .6083 KWhr, 55% of IDC QPI system watts value. Savings assumes the Worldwide Data Center Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE) factor of 1.55 to calculate the additional power needed for cooling. PUE is based on Uptime Institute 2022 Global Data Center Survey (https://uptimeinstitute.com/resources/research-and-reports/uptime-institute-global-data-center-survey-results-2022). x86 system space calculations require 3 racks. Results may vary based on client-specific usage and location.

² DISCLAIMER: IBM internal data based on measurements and projections was used in calculating the expected value. Necessary components include IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4; IBM z/VM V7.2 systems collected in a Single System Image, each running RHOCP 4.10 or above; IBM Operations Manager; GDPS 4.5 for management of data recovery and virtual machine recovery across metro distance systems and storage, including Metro Multi-site workload and GDPS Global; and IBM DS8000 series storage with IBM Hyper Swap. A MongoDB v4.2workload was used. Necessary resiliency technology must be enabled, including z/VM Single System Image clustering, GDPS xDR Proxy for z/VM, and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) 4.10 for management of local storage devices. Application-induced outages are not included in the above measurements. Other configurations (hardware or software) may provide different availability characteristics.