IBM Power Systems provides one of the leading IT management systems in the market. In the past, it was primarily focused on simply running a smooth operating system and solving key problems. However today it has migrated to new applications. In particular, the IBM Power Systems Linux based servers, called the OpenPOWER LC servers, are a hardware solution that many managers will find intriguing.
Speed and Storage
OpenPOWER LC servers have two key benefits. The first is simply the speed and storage capabilities. The key specs are:
- Up to 20 cores (2.9-3.3Ghz)
- 2 sockets
- 512 GB memory (16 DIMMs)
- 115 GB/sec max sustained memory bandwidth
- 12 3.5” SATA drives, 96 TB storage
- 5 PCIe slots, 2 CAPI enabled
- 2 Nvidia K80 GPU capable
That means that the analytical and big data capabilities are off the chart. In fact, MongoDB runs twice as fast and EDB Postgress runs 1.8 times as fast on the system.
Companies are dealing with more complex problems that require even more power than ever before. Firms are dealing with analytics issues such as supply chain optimization, agile asset management, fraud prevention and enterprise data management that only can be handled with a powerful big data server like the OpenPOWER LC.
The second benefit is that the server integrates nicely with existing data systems and other servers. This product is fully compatible to be plugged right into a server farm. There is no need to do extensive customization or back-end fixes. Instead, IT managers can add it into the existing stock as a powerful new tool.
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