IBM Power 770 and 780 Technical Overview and Introduction

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power 770 (9117-MMD) and Power 780 (9179-MHD) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power 770 and 780 offerings and their prominent functions:

  • The IBM POWER7+TM processor, available at frequencies of 3.8 GHz and 4.2 GHz for the Power 770 and 3.7 GHz and 4.4 GHz for the Power 780
  • The specialized IBM POWER7+ Level 3 cache that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability
  • The 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Multifunction Card that provides two USB ports, one serial port, and four Ethernet connectors for a processor enclosure and does not require a PCI slot
  • The Active MemoryTM Mirroring (AMM) for Hypervisor feature that mirrors the main memory used by the firmware
  • IBM PowerVM® virtualization, including PowerVM Live Partition Mobility and PowerVM Active Memory Sharing
  • Active Memory Expansion that provides more usable memory than what is physically installed on the system
  • IBM EnergyScaleTM technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement
  • Enterprise-ready reliability, serviceability, and availability
  • Dynamic Platform Optimizer
  • High-performance SSD drawer

Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products can benefit from reading this paper.


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