How We See IT
For this month’s How We See IT feature, we are focusing on IBM’s POWER7+ technology. This is the most enhanced version of the power processor. The IBM Power 770 and the power 780 are among the first IBM Systems that are equipped with these processors. If you are in the market for fantastic processing performance and flexibility, IBM Systems fueled by POWER7+ technology is a great option for you and your data center. These processors keep customers ahead of the game, which is crucial in today’s demanding environments.
Features and Capabilities
The POWER7+ processors have the ability to boost performance to new levels due to the 64 – 128 cores that come equipped in a single system. This enables support for even the most demanding applications. This also includes supporting public and private cloud environments.
This processor has higher frequencies and increased L3 cache capabilities, both of which help to improve overall application performance.
One advanced features associated with the POWER7+ is the memory compression accelerator. The compression processing can be performed on the chip itself; this helps boost efficiency to process the high amount of workload demands within your data center.
The POWER7+ processor chip has:
- Scalability for up to 32 sockets
- On chip L3 cache at 80 MB
- 15 to 25% of frequency boost over its predecessor
- Enhanced power management
- 1 TB of memory
When using this processor paired with the P770 in the P780, the increase in virtual machines boosts flexibility and efficiency for businesses wanting to operate on a larger scale. The POWER7+ also comes equipped with Dynamic Platform Optimizer. This is intended it to consolidate your workload and increase manageability. Many users have found that it reduces complexity and optimizes performance without having to waste a significant amount of time.
Want More Information?
If you are in need of a scalable and efficient processor to pair with your current servers, look no further than the POWER7+ processor. This innovative solution is great for your data center. Request a quote from CentricsIT. We know you’ll be pleased with our pricing versus the OEM and our competitors. Each and every one of our IBM Products distributed by CentricsIT is backed by a Lifetime Warranty, so you can rest assured that our certified team of trained engineers will be there to assist if any problem should ever arise.