The POWER9™ advantage

The latest addition to the POWER® processor family delivers blazing speed with up to 1.5x the performance of its POWER8® predecessor. Built on OPEN standards with accelerated bandwidth and compute options, this revolutionary architecture forms the foundation for your most advanced workloads.

What POWER9 can mean for you

Enhanced core and chip architecture for next-gen workloads

Enhanced core and chip architecture for next-gen workloads

  • Optimized for emerging algorithms to interpret and reason
  • Superior bandwidth, scale and capacity to ingest and analyze data
Processor family with optimized silicon for a range of platforms

Processor family with optimized silicon for a range of platforms

  • Scale out for HPC and next-gen apps
  • Scale up to 16 sockets to deliver the performance and capacity needed by the most-demanding enterprise workloads
Premier platform for accelerated computing with maximized bandwidth across the stack

Premier platform for accelerated computing with maximized bandwidth across the stack 

  • Ultra-high bandwidth CPU-GPU interconnect delivers ~ 4x faster training times
  • OpenCAPI™ interface offers open, coherent, high bandwidth communication to NICs, FPGA accelerators, and storage controllers

Features

9.5x

max I/O bandwidth vs. x86

2x

high performance cores vs. x86

2.6x

more RAM supported vs. x86

1.8x

more memory bandwidth vs. x86

CORAL supercomputers: fueled with POWER9 technology

What if you had a computer that could handle more than two hundred quadrillion calculations per second, or roughly five hundred thousand times the number of stars in the Milky Way? And, could store the entire world’s social media data in one place? What if that super computer was already deployed and beginning to run test cases?

IBM, Nvidia, Mellanox, and Red Hat have worked together to create Summit and Sierra for Oak Ridge (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) National Labs. These state-of-the-art supercomputers are built with everyday IBM POWER9 processors and IBM Storage that will run traditional HPC workloads and AI workloads. They were not developed as highly customized, one-off systems seen in previous HPC solutions.

IBM’s POWER9 is literally the Swiss Army knife of ML acceleration as it supports an astronomical amount of IO and bandwidth, 10X of anything that’s out there today.

—Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy

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