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Useful information and links for the IBM Power System servers based on the Power10 processor

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News Flash July 2022

IBM Announces new Power10 servers: S1022, S1024, and E1050
Expects a major update to this page soon.
Here are some places for more information right now.
Redbooks:
Latest Power performance numbers:
Announcements:
These Power10 server range details by condensed Infographics are now available:
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Other Power10 videos from Nigel Griffiths:

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Briefly

The first Power10 processor-based server is called the Enterprise E 1080

The IBM Power E1080, the most powerful and scalable server in the IBM Power portfolio, provides the following underlying hardware components:

  • Up to 240 Power10 technology-based processor cores
  • Up to 64 TB memory
  • Up to 32 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen5 slots in system nodes
  • Up to 16 internal NVMe storage devices
  • Up to 192 PCIe Gen3 slots with expansion drawers
  • Up to over 4,000 directly attached serial-attached SCSI (SAS) disks or solid-state drives (SSDs) by using Remote I/O Drawers
  • Up to 1,000 virtual machines (VMs) per system
  • System control unit 2U, providing redundant system master Flexible Service Processor (FSP)
  • Delivers in up to four 5U Drawers to scale your server as workloads grow - all in a standard 19 inch rack

The Power E1080 supports:

  • IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux environments
  • Capacity on demand (CoD) processor and memory options
  • IBM Power System Private Cloud Solution with Dynamic Capacity
  • IBM Cloud Management Console
  • IBM Cloud Power Systems Virtual Server (PowerVS)

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One of the four possible Node Drawers per system.
Not shown is the System Control Unit.
OMI Memory card offering higher memory speeds and complete memory encryption. The Power10 processor including 18 billion devices (components).

Detailed information
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Power10 Infographics  Power10 E1080 Infographic on AIXpert Blog including a downloadable version for you to use.
Videos from Nigel Griffiths:
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IBM Announced the Enterprise E1080 in September 2021. Announcement in .PDF format: 
Slimmed down Article: 
IBM's web page on the E1080 Server model:
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IBM Redbooks on the E1080 Server Model with all the technical specifications:
Quick Start Guide
Power10 Performance Quick Start Guides .PDF
Power10 best practice
Power10 Performance best practices
Worth taking a look at the fancy graphics and reports on ibm.com/Power10 
  • www.ibm.com on Power10  
  • With the following extras:
    • IDC Report
    • Launch Event video
    • Explore the E1080 in augmented reality 
    • The server reliability report
    • The security paper
    • Inside the Power10
    • Explore PowerE1080
Power10 on Wikipedia:
Approved Oracle 19c on AIX 7.3 and Power10
More to come?
  • There are more Power10 servers expected in 2022 from IBM.
  • This page is updated regularly.
  • Email the author, if you have other good sources of official information.

Additional Information

If you find errors or missing Power servers or models, then email me: 

  • Subject: Power10 Information
  • Email: nag@uk.ibm.com  

Document Location

Worldwide

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Modified date:
25 July 2022

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