It’s not been too long since IBM revealed its Power 10 chip. Now, the company has unveiled the E1080 Power 10 server that will be using that chip.
Samsung manufactured the 7-nanometer Power 10 chip which as per IBM boosts the performance per core by 30%, 50% higher total capacity at socket and system-level and consumes 33% less energy than its predecessor i.e 980.
International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is a globally renowned IT infrastructure provider headquartered in Armonk, New York. The company has operations in more than 171 countries across the globe. When compared to IBM’s E980 power server, the new chip can perform 5X faster AI inferencing and 2.5X faster workloads speed and also includes AES encryption.
Satya Sharma IBM’s CTO of Power stated that for deploying AI in business applications, you don’t need to build individual GPU boosted systems.
The latest server from IBM will support metering by the minute for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift. When it is used along with Power Virtual Server in hybrid mode, workloads can be shifted into the cloud without the need for refactoring.
The tech giant company said that one of their clients reported that while utilizing the saw an 80% drop in energy and a 70% reduction in per-core software licenses.
Power 10 systems can run Power 8 or Power 9 compatibility modes. So workloads can be shifted from one physical system to another and that too without any downtime.
Power 8 and Power 9 mode doesn’t have any performance penalty.