IBM Power E1050: Technical Overview and Introduction

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This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power E1050 server (9043-MRX) that uses the latest IBM Power10 processor-based technology and supports IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSs). The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in this system, such as:

  • The latest IBM Power10 processor design, including the dual-chip module (DCM) packaging, which is available in various configurations from 12 - 24 cores per socket.
  • Support of up to 16 TB of memory.
  • Native Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 5th generation (Gen5) connectivity from the processor socket to deliver higher performance and bandwidth for connected adapters.
  • Open Memory Interface (OMI) connected Differential Dual Inline Memory Module (DDIMM) memory cards delivering increased performance, resiliency, and security over industry-standard memory technologies, including transparent memory encryption.
  • Enhanced internal storage performance with the use of native PCIe-connected Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe) devices in up to 10 internal storage slots to deliver up to 64 TB of high-performance, low-latency storage in a single 4-socket system.
  • Consumption-based pricing in the Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity commercial model to allow customers to consume resources more flexibly and efficiently, including AIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform workloads.

This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power products. The intended audience includes:

  • IBM Power customers
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Independent software vendors (ISVs)

This paper expands the set of IBM Power documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power E1050 Midrange server model.

This paper does not replace the current marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an extra source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions..


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