What are IBM POWER8 servers?

Reflecting the best in open source, big-data computing, IBM POWER8® servers offer the overwhelming processing strength of Linux on IBM Power® and the ability to engage in deep learning.

POWER8 servers provide easy-to-deploy cloud solutions and support SAP HANA workloads. POWER8 servers also work in conjunction with IBM Watson® — actually helping to make Watson even smarter.

Features

Parallel processing power

The POWER8 server delivers parallel processing of data queries, enabling it to resolve queries faster than other processor architectures.

Boosted memory bandwidth

Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) enables the processor to talk directly to the flash drives and use them as an extension of its own memory. The data being cached for in-memory databases can be accessed faster than on any other platform.

Complex analytical capabilities 

IBM Watson ingests large amounts of structured and semi-structured data, making it ideal for environments that previously would have taken several data scientists to develop the necessary queries to extract key information from the data. 

Cost savings with cloud computing

Companies can achieve significant cost savings by using cloud computing to help them more intelligently manage, store and access data.

Benefits

Gain fast access to Linux compute in the cloud

Easily extend your current infrastructure into the cloud and get developers up and running on Linux fast. 

Host data and analytics in Linux

Test, drive and port data and analytics solutions to Linux. Get a secure environment to prove out performance characteristics for Linux workloads. 

Integrate hybrid applications

Maximize performance and efficiency by ensuring systems are close to the data being analyzed. 

POWER8 server versions

POWER8 C812L-S 

Starting at USD 1,064 per month; 8 cores; 3.85 GHz; 64 GB RAM; 1 x 1 TB HDD; Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies

POWER8 C812L-M 

Starting at USD 1,582 per month; 10 cores; 3.49 GHz; 256 GB RAM; 2 x 4 TB HDD; Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies

POWER8 C812L-L

Starting at USD 2,062 per month; 10 cores; 3.49 GHz; 512 GB RAM; 2 x 6 TB HDD; Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies

POWER8 C812L-SSD

Starting at USD 2,062 per month; 10 cores; 3.49 GHz; 512 GB RAM; 2 x 960 GB SSD; Redundant 10 Gbps uplinks redundant power supplies

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