IBM Power E1080
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The IBM® Power® E1080 is the most powerful and scalable server of the IBM Power portfolio. The E1080 supports up to 240 Power10 processor cores and up to 64 TB memory, and is designed to run AIX®IBM i and Linux®.

Engineered for agility, the IBM Power E1080 includes new improvements such as transparent memory encryption, efficient scaling and faster insights using production-ready AI at the point of data.

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Benefits Provide layered protection

Transparent in-memory encryption simplifies hybrid cloud protection and maintains performance.

Drive greater efficiency

The server can deliver more performance per core and more throughput at the socket and system level.

Ease AI deployment

A built-in inference engine brings AI closer to data, reducing cost and complexity.

Improve availability

The new memory architecture is designed to deliver more availability with less downtime.

Features Faster response to business demands

World-record SAP SD-two-tier benchmark with 8 sockets beats the best 16-socket results of x86 environment.¹

 

Enhanced performance and efficient scalability

Revolutionary 7nm Power10 processor provides a lower energy footprint.

Flexible deployment

IBM Power10 generation of servers are designed to make technology a frictionless experience.

 

Persistent security

New layer of defense with transparent memory encryption keeps all data in memory encrypted between memory and processor.²

Improved protection

4X more crypto engines in every core compared to Power9³ accelerates encryption performance across stack.

Security-rich design

In-core defense for attacks and support are designed to protect data from core to cloud.

Streamlined insights

Computational strength and data bandwidth manage the demanding AI inferencing and machine learning.

Continuous operations

Advanced recovery, diagnostic capabilities and more than 2x greater Open Memory Interface (OMI) increase server's consistency.

Optimized reliability and availability

Power10 DIMMs deliver 2X better memory reliability and availability than industry standard DIMMs.⁴

Use cases

SAP HANA on IBM Power

Get faster provisioning, affordable scaling and maximum uptime for SAP HANA workloads.  

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Oracle Database on IBM Power

Lower software licensing costs by consolidating Oracle® workloads on fewer servers and cores.

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Healthcare applications

Run FHIR-standard healthcare apps on IBM Power with maximum uptime and reliability.

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Flexible consumption

Optimize IT costs and dynamically scale capacity on demand as your business needs change.

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High availability

Maintain business continuity with advanced failure detection, failover and recovery capabilities.

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IBM Power software

IBM Virtual Hardware Management Console (vHMC)

IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) is used to configure and control one or more Power servers. The console delivers a virtual appliance format for increased deployment flexibility.

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IBM PowerSC

IBM PowerSC is a security and compliance solution optimized for virtualized environments on IBM Power servers running AIX, IBM i or Linux. PowerSC sits on top of the IBM Power server stack, integrating security features built at different layers.

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IBM PowerVC

IBM PowerVC is an advanced virtualization and cloud management offering. Built on OpenStack, it provides simplified virtualization management and cloud deployments for IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running on IBM Power.

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Resources Technical overview

Read the comprehensive E1080 IBM® Redbook, which includes the latest changes, technologies and major features.

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Footnotes

¹ IBM Power E1080; two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5; Power10 3.55-4.0 GHz processor, 4,096 GB memory, 8p/120c/960t, 174,000 SD benchmark users (955,050 SAPS), AIX 7.2, DB2 11.5. Certification # 2021059. All results can be found at sap.com/benchmark Valid as of 8/27/21 HPE Superdome Flex; two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5; Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 2.7 GHz, 16p/448c/896t, 152,508 SD benchmark users (877,050 SAPS), running Windows Server 2019 and Microsoft SQL Server 2019, Certification # 2020029.

² Transparent Memory encryption means that the capability does not need any user configuration.

³ 5X improvement in per socket inferencing throughput for large size 32b floating point inferencing models from Power9 E980 (12-core modules) to Power10 E1080 (15-core modules). Based on IBM testing using Pytorch, OpenBLAS on the same BERT Large with SqUAD v1.1 data set.

⁴ Based on IBM’s internal analysis of the IBM product failure rate of DDIMMS vs Industry Standard-DIMMS.