GBM shows off IBM Power7 systems

Power7 systems designed to process massive volumes of data from connected applications

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GBM shows off IBM Power7 systems IBM's Power7 systems have been designed to provide superior computing power.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 22, 2010

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has showcased IBM's new range of Power Systems, based on the IBM Power7 processor, which have been designed to handle next generation computing demands.

The company demonstrated the new systems to an audience in Abu Dhabi as part of a regional tour.

The Power7 systems have been designed to provide superior performance at handling massive volumes of real time data, to deal with increasing demands for processing of increasing volumes of data from connected systems.

The new systems incorporate a number of industry-unique technologies for the specialized demands of new applications and services that rely on processing an enormous number of concurrent transactions and data while analyzing that information in real time.

Chetan Parekh, GBM Power Systems regional product manager: "The new systems will allow our clients to manage applications and services at a significantly reduced cost through technology breakthroughs in processor technology. This new technology drives up the performance per core, virtualisation, energy savings, cost-efficient use of memory and price performance, which ultimately has a positive impact not just on the users' efficiency but on our planet."

"Our decision to bring the POWER7TM to the UAE reflects our commitment to share the latest developments and know-how with our partners and customers in the country," said Akram Jawhary, Country General Manager, GBM Abu Dhabi. "Even though this cutting edge line of hardware was only launched globally one month ago, GBM has successfully been able to raise awareness about its benefits through this unique road show."

The Power7 systems are based on new processors which have more cores, and add more threads, per chip, for better processing of data. The systems include improved parallel processing capabilities for managing millions of concurrent transactions and also deliver enhanced throughput computing, optimized for running massive Internet workloads.

IBM says that the new systems offer benefits across price/performance, energy savings and virtualisation for server consolidation, with four times the performance and four times the virtualisation capability and three to four times more energy efficiency than comparable systems from competitors.

Systems available now include the IBM Power 780, scalable, high-end server; Power 770, modular enterprise system; Power 755, high-performance computing cluster node and Power 750 Express business server for the mid-market.

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