IBM Power Systems

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
IBM logo.svg
S822LC 9036.png
IBM Power S822LC
Also known asIBM Power (2008–2009)
ManufacturerInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Release dateApril 2, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-04-02)
Operating systemAIX, IBM i, Linux on Power[1]
CPUIBM Power
PredecessorIBM System i, IBM System p
WebsiteOfficial website

Power Systems is a family of server computers from IBM that are based on its Power processors. It was created in 2008 as a merger of the System p and System i product lines.

History[edit]

IBM had two distinct POWER- and PowerPC-based hardware lines since the early 1990s:

After the introduction of the POWER4 processor in 2001, there was little difference between both the "p" and the "i" hardware; the only differences were in the software and services offerings. With the introduction of the POWER5 processor in 2004, even the product numbering was synchronized. The System i5 570 was virtually identical to the System p5 570.

Sierra supercomputer, based on Power System nodes

In April 2008, IBM officially merged the two lines of servers and workstations under the same name, Power,[2] and later Power Systems, with identical hardware and a choice of operating systems, software, and service contracts,[3] based formerly on a POWER6 architecture. PowerPC line was discontinued.

With Release 8 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, IBM has completed transition of POWER8 and POWER9 servers to little-endian mode for Linux.[4][5][6] AIX and IBM i continue to run in big-endian mode.

Systems[edit]

IBM Power Systems models:

  • 2008/2009
    • BladeCenter JS12 Express
    • BladeCenter JS22 Express
    • BladeCenter JS23 Express
    • BladeCenter JS43 Express
    • Power 520 Express
    • Power 550 Express
    • Power 560 Express
    • Power 570
    • Power 575
    • Power 595
  • 2010
    • BladeCenter PS700 Express
    • BladeCenter PS701 Express
    • BladeCenter PS702 Express
    • Power 710 Express
    • Power 720 Express (8202-E4B, 8202-E4C) (4, 6 or 8-core POWER7 CPU)[7][8]
    • Power 730 Express
    • Power 740 Express (8205-E6B, 8205-E6C) (1~2 4, 6 or 8-core POWER7 CPUs)[7][8]
    • Power 750 Express (8233-E8B) (1~4 6 or 8-core POWER7 CPUs)[9]
    • Power 755 (8236-E8C) (4 8-core POWER7 CPUs) – for high-performance computing (HPC)[9]
    • Power 770
    • Power 780
    • Power 795
  • 2011
    • Power 775 – also known as PERCS
  • 2012
    • Flex System p260
    • Flex System p460
    • Flex System p24L (Linux only)
  • 2013
    • Power 720 Express (8202-E4D) (4, 6 or 8-core POWER7+ CPU)[10]
    • Power 740 Express (8205-E6D) (1~2 6 or 8-core POWER7+ CPUs)[10]
    • Power 750 Express (8408-E8D) (1~4 8-core POWER7+ DCMs)[11]
    • Power 760 (9109-RMD) (1~4 12-core POWER7+ DCMs)[11]
  • 2014
POWER8-based IBM Power Systems E870 can be configured with up to 80 processor cores and 8 TB of memory.
    • Power Systems S821LC and S821LC
    • Power Systems S822 and S822L
    • Power Systems S814
    • Power Systems S824 and S824L
    • Power Systems E870
    • Power Systems E880
  • 2015
    • Power Systems E850
    • Power Systems S812L and S812LC
    • Power Systems S822LC
  • 2017
    • Power Systems AC922
    • Power Systems L922
    • Power Systems S914
    • Power Systems S922
    • Power Systems S924
    • Power Systems H922
    • Power Systems H924
    • Power Systems E950
    • Power Systems E980

IBM PowerVM provides the virtualisation solution for Power Systems servers.

See also[edit]

Preceded by IBM Power Systems
2008 - current
Preceded by

References[edit]

  1. ^ "System Software Maps". IBM. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  2. ^ Haff, Gordon. "IBM: i + p = Power". CNET. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  3. ^ "IBM Power Systems: What is the new Power Equation". IBM. April 2, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-02.
  4. ^ IBM. "IBM United States Software Announcement 219-234". IBM. International Business Machines Corporation. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  5. ^ IBM. "IBM United States Software Announcement 219-234" (PDF). IBM. International Business Machines Corporation. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  6. ^ Timothy Prickett Morgan. "The Transition To RHEL 8 Begins On Power Systems". ITJungle. ITJungle. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b "IBM Power 720 and 740 Technical Overview and Introduction" (PDF). IBM Redbooks. IBM. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  8. ^ a b "IBM Power 720 and 740 Technical Overview and Introduction" (PDF). IBM Redbooks. IBM. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  9. ^ a b "IBM Power 750 and 755 Technical Overview and Introduction" (PDF). IBM Redbooks. IBM. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  10. ^ a b "IBM Power 720 and 740 Technical Overview and Introduction" (PDF). IBM Redbooks. IBM. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  11. ^ a b "IBM Power 750 and 760 Technical Overview and Introduction" (PDF). IBM Redbooks. IBM. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2021-06-03.

External links[edit]