13 May 2014

IBM announces IBM Power 8 Systems



Introducing the first generation of Power Systems with POWER8 design & processor

IBM Power 8 released, look at the new features.





IBM PowerLinux Industry  Application Solution Edition 




IBM Power Analytics on Cloud IBM Power Systems announces its first generation servers built on open server innovation and solutions to break the physical and virtual boundaries of data center in ways never before possible. Designed with open innovation to drive faster insights from data-intensive applications, these first generation systems help organizations realize the benefits of cloud and quickly tap into an open ecosystem of community-created innovation that is transforming the way IT is created and consumed.



Tap new sales opportunities with these innovative cutting-edge solutions designed to address growing markets with sharp competitive edge. Our new Power Systems and solutions provide sharp competitive edge against x86 that helps you to win.

IBM Power 8 Roadmap




- Get insights up to 50 times faster with systems designed for big data 
Introduction Designed to bring insights to the point of impact for your clients’ most data-intensive applications, these first generation systems are the ideal platform for analytic applications with computing power, memory bandwidth, I/O and smart acceleration. These new systems extend Powers' heritage of resiliency, availability and security for big data and analytics and scale to perform in the most demanding data requirements.

- Achieve better economics for scale-out data and cloud infrastructures
Introduction Power Systems one- and two-socket servers provide the ideal foundation for scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the price/performance advantages and security to enable your clients to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

- Open innovation that revolutionizes the way IT is created and consumed 
Introduction Benefit from the Power Systems open technology and an open-ecosystem delivering community-created innovations. Business Partners gain more choices and flexibility to offer complete solutions to clients’ needs including OpenStack, Linux and KVM. For Solution Developers, this means accelerated application development and time to value.

IBM Power 8 Systems


Powerful forces are changing how business gets done. Big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile are providing unprecedented opportunities to uncover insights, drive efficiencies and reach clients. Today, IBM introduces a new generation of systems with the open innovation of the POWER8 processor and architecture to handle bigger data demands in the cloud — delivering faster insights and an expanded Linux-based open server ecosystem.

Achieve better economics for scale-out data and cloud infrastructures

Power Systems 1 and 2 socket servers provide the ideal foundation for Linux-based scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the performance-for-price advantages and security to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

- 2 times the bandwidth to scale out intelligently with less hardware, energy and cooling requirements
- Advanced virtualization performance intelligence
- Simplified, easy to use virtualization management and monitoring


Open innovation that revolutionizes the way IT is created and consumed

Benefit from Power Systems open technology and an open ecosystem delivering community created innovation.

- New PowerKVM allows clients to standardize data centers onto a single open source virtualization technology 

- Gain choice and flexibility including OpenStack, Linux and KVM

- Accelerated application development and time to value


5 Things to Know about the new IBM POWER8 architecture - Scott Vetter  

With IBM’s recent announcement of the POWER8 processor and imagearchitecture, IBM has developed a revolutionary generation of systems focused on the ever-growing big data and cloud needs of the world today. Every day, the world generates 2.5 billion gigabytes of data. Also, 90% of the world’s data was generated within the past 2 years. With this staggering amount of information, it is putting a strain on our infrastructure to process and store this information.  IBM is excited to bring you the new POWER8 series.  Here are 5 things that you should know about this new hardware:

1. IBM POWER8 is the first generation of hardware designed for big data in the cloud. 
With the enormous amount of data being generated every day, IBM has designed a platform that not only can process and store this information, but it was designed specifically to keep up with the ever-growing amount of information being generated on a daily basis

2. POWER8 is 4 times faster than the previous generation
The new POWER8 is built for bigger data in the cloud. It combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O for a faster route to big data reinvention. It leads the market with 4 times the threads per core, and 170% more bandwidth.  What does this all mean? It means get insights up to 50 times faster with systems designed for big data.

3. POWER8 is the first Linux-based ecosystem
Big data solutions built on the IBM PowerLinux platform are architected to harness the data explosion facing your business.  With the launch of IBM PowerLinux big data solutions, we took a leadership role in offering optimized solutions ready for immediate deployment, built on IBM InfoSphere software like BigInsights and Streams. We’ve also taken our role in the open source community very seriously, with heavy contributions to projects like Apache Hadoop enabling continuous development in the fields of analytics and high performance computing.

The new IBM Power Systems built with open innovation to put data to work 



Open Innovation to Put Data to Work webcast



IBM Power 8 Systems and IBM DB2 11





4. Superior cloud economics
Power Systems 1 and 2 socket servers provide the ideal foundation for Linux-based scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the performance-for-price advantages and security to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

5. CAPI Port and NVIDIA partnership
The industry-first, Coherent Attached Processor Interface port allows for accelerators, GPUs, flash memory, networking, FPGAs to connect directly to process sharing same address space to increase performance, decrease latency for more workload for your dollar.

PowerBasics Introduction to Power Systems 



Also an industry-first, IBM has partnered with NVIDIA to add Java acceleration on the GPU, an industry first that allows speed up for java code. 8 x improvement. Something not seen in previous hardware.



More information:

IBM Power 8 Systems Announcement:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/announcement.html?lnk=ushpls1

5 Things to Know about the new IBM POWER8 architecture

Learn more about the new POWER8 with IBM Redbooks here.
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks.nsf/pages/power8?Open

Hot Chips - POWER8 discussed

Power servers overview: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/

Why attend Power Systems Technical University at Enterprise2014?
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/enterprise/power.html

With new Power8 processor, IBM has Intel in their crosshairs | #IBMimpact
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/04/28/with-new-power-8-processor-ibm-has-intel-in-their-crosshairs-ibmimpact/


IBM, Google Show Off Power8 Systems And OpenPower Efforts
http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/04/23/ibm-google-show-power8-systems-openpower-efforts/

POWER8 systems information
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/#!/POWER8/p8hdx/POWER8welcome.htm

POWER8 and POWER7 information

IBM Knowledge Center - POWER8 systems information
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/#!/POWER8/p8hdx/POWER8welcome.htm

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/news.html

http://www.hotchips.org/wp-content/uploads/hc_archives/hc25/HC25.20-Processors1-epub/HC25.26.210-POWER-Studecheli-IBM.pdf

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43702.wss

http://www.smartercomputingblog.com/system-z/cloud-mobile-analytics/

http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/ibm-gearing-up-for-power8-servers.html



IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

New Systems Deliver Data Insights 50 Times Faster than Latest x86-based Systems

https://www.flickr.com//photos/103983639@N08/sets/72157643970231183/show/

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43702.wss


POWER8 Systems: Delivering Open Innovation to Put Data to Work

The IBM Power Systems are designed for a new era of Big Data, helping technology leaders who are faced with managing new types of social and mobile computing and the explosion of data generated each day.















Database Technologies for the Real Time Enterprise: Considering IBM DB2 for SAP Business Suite 






IBM Open innovation to put data to work

https://engage.vevent.com/production?eid=556&seid=68651


OpenPOWER Foundation Overview



In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Steve Fields from IBM presents an OpenPOWER Foundation Overview.

"The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation," said Steve Mills, senior vice president, and group executive, IBM Software & Systems. "Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry. Developers now have access to an expanded and open set of server technologies for the first time. This type of 'collaborative development' model will change the way data center hardware is designed and deployed."


Learn more:

http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2014/stanford-workshop/agenda.php

and

http://www.open-power.org



Enabling progress through cloud, mobile and analytics

http://www.smartercomputingblog.com/system-z/cloud-mobile-analytics/

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