New Power 7 Blade servers were launched last month and have been received well as entry-level servers and mid range blades. Specifically, new blades like the PS 702, give businesses a system that snaps two servers together for up to 16 cores. Jefferey Burt of eweek.com covered the release of Power 7 blades and recently wrote to their performance capabilities-
"...With Power7, IBM is delivering twice the performance and four times the virtualization capabilities for the same price as its Power6 servers, while consuming half the energy. Power7 offers up to eight cores per chip, with each core able to run up to four instruction threads, enabling each chip to run 32 simultaneous tasks. That includes four times the number of cores and eight times the number of threads per chip than in Power6..."
Article by Jefferey Burt
Blade servers of all types have significantly changed the server game. While our competitors are trying to keep up, we at IBM are perfecting our systems and helping our users meet their virtualization needs. Have a good story related to system x? Leave a comment below. For more information on Power 7 Blade servers visit the POWER 7 page.