I have been around IBM's Power Systems since 2001 when IBM unified the RS/6000 and the AS/400 onto POWER4 and I have seen the Power platform continue to evolve. In my opinion the latest evolution looks to be a significant step forward, even as the Power7+ processor still outperforms many competing platforms.
On April 28, 2014 IBM will introduce a new generation of Power Systems that will transform big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile. The new systems will deliver significant gains in computing power for Linux, AIX, and IBM i. Based on open standards these new servers will soon transform datacenters around the globe. It will be possible to achieve powerful insights in real-time, thanks to technology that's optimized to provide outstanding performance. A new paradigm in price/performance will provide highly cost-effective options for scale-out cloud platforms, new public and private cloud environments.
Since IBM introduced the POWER8 processor at last Fall's Hot Chips conference we can safely assume the upcoming announcement will include that technology. IBM showed significant improvements in per-socket performance and deep architecture improvements throughout the new chip.
You can register now for the April 28, 2014 webinar to learn more about the new IBM Power Systems. This is an on-demand event, so you can play it anytime on April 28 or after. Then come back to TamGroup.com for more details and a review of this major announcement. If you have any additional questions we will also be glad to arrange a personalized briefing with a TamGroup IBM Certified Specialist at your convenience just email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule!