IBM has announced new servers designed to manage workloads and analyse data in real-time, including a 256-core Power 7 Unix machine.
New technology from IBM includes the high-end 256-core IBM Power 795 system, four entry-level Power 7 processor-based servers designed for midsize businesses and a Power 7 processor-based smart analytics system.
Jeff Howard, director of Power systems marketing at IBM, said: "The new systems are designed to manage demanding workloads and emerging applications. And the new high-end system offers better energy efficiency than competitive systems from Oracle and Hewlett-Packard.
"The new systems are part of a year-long rollout by IBM of workload-optimised systems for the demands of emerging business models such as smart electrical grids, real-time analytics in financial markets and healthcare, mobile telecommunications, and smarter traffic systems."
The new Power 7 technology enables customers to run over 1,000 virtual servers on one system to improve operating efficiency, said IBM. It also provides energy reductions of up to 75% allowing for workload growth in existing datacentres.
IBM also announced a record number of 285 customers migrating critical business workloads to IBM Power systems and achieved the industry's highest transaction processing benchmark using Power systems technology, reaching 10,366,254 transactions per minute.
The new systems announced will be available on 17 September 2010.
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