IBM annonserer i dag Power 9-maskiner med støtte for IBM i. Den mest aktuelle modellen for Norge er Power S914. Ytelsestall kommer 27. februar, og maskinen blir generelt tilgjengelig (GA) 20. mars 2018.

Her er oversikt over ytelsestall for aktuelle Power-maskiner:

Her er utdrag fra den engelske annonseringsteksten

The next generation of Power Systems servers with POWER9 technology is built with innovations that can help deliver security and reliability for the data-intensive workloads of today’s enterprises. POWER9 technology is designed from the ground up for data-intensive workloads like databases and analytics.

Changes in the memory subsystem and the use of industry standard memory DIMMs take POWER9 technology to the next level by superseding a number of existing price/performance offerings. Designed to run commercial, cognitive, and database workloads, POWER9 technology provides a highly competitive server platform. Client references indicate POWER servers help provide a robust and secure backbone for their IT infrastructure. More companies are using POWER technology in their IT infrastructure down from the shop level to large data center deployments.

The Power S914 server by default has its Power Management mode set to Dynamic Performance. This mode can dynamically optimizes the processor frequency at any given time based on CPU utilization and operating environmental conditions. For a description of this feature and other power management options available for this server, see the IBM EnergyScale for POWER9 Processor-Based Systems website.

The Power S914 server supports one-processor sockets, offering 4-core typical 2.3 to 3.8 GHz (max), or 6-core typical 2.3 to 3.8 GHz (max), or 8-core typical 2.8 to 3.8 GHz (max) POWER9 processor-based configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount, 4U (EIA units) drawer or desk-side configuration. All the cores are active.

The Power S914 server supports a maximum of 16 DDR4 DIMM slots. Memory features supported are 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, and run at speeds of 2133, 2400, and 2666 Mbps, allowing for a maximum system memory of 1024 GB.

Rich I/O options in the system unit include:

    • One PCIe x16 Gen4, full-height, half-length slot (This slot can contain a CAPI-capable card or an I/O drawer interface card.)
    • Two PCIe x16 Gen3, full-height, half-length slots (not CAPI)
    • One PCIe x8 Gen4, full-height, half-length slot (with x16 connector) (CAPI)
    • Four PCIe x8 Gen3, full-height, half-length slots (One of these slots is used for the required base LAN adapter.)
    • Eighteen or twelve 2.5-in. SFF disk bays
    • RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 5T2, 6T2, and 10T2 support
    • One RDX bay (only available with x12 disk bays, not available with x18 disk bays)
    • One PCIe G3 x8 slot for 1 GbE 4-port LAN controller integrated
    • PCIe3 NVMe carrier card with two M.2 module slots
    • One front and two rear USB 3.0 ports
    • Service processor
    • 1+1 Redundant hot-swap AC power supplies in each enclosure
    • 19-inch rack-mount 4U or desk-side configuration
    • IBM PowerVM

Key prerequisites

An IBM i or AIX operating system. See the Software requirements section for details.

Planned availability date

March 20, 2018