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September 3, 2009  12:56 PM

Power7 speed to be cycled down



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor

Earlier this summer I wrote about the upcoming Power7 processor, including some of the major features. The Cliff Notes:

  • Four, six, or eight cores
  • Four computing...

June 9, 2009  3:17 PM

IBM cuts prices to a bunch of Power Systems upgrades



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor, System i hardware

Big Blue has slashed prices for most of 20 different upgrades on Power Systems, some by as much as 54%. Some of the upgrades include moving from a Power 5+ processor to a Power 6, and adding memory. There are two upgrade changes that are price increases. The


April 29, 2009  7:41 PM

Legacy AS/400 meets the future of IBM i at COMMON 2009



Posted by: Leah Rosin
10zig, document management, IBM System i user groups, modernization, php, Power processor, Quadrant, Security, vLegaci, Zend

While at COMMON, the push-pull of new versus old technologies for the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) has been an underlying theme. Trevor Perry's recent assertion that IBM's...

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April 28, 2009  2:45 PM

A taste of COMMON: ILE, IBM releases, Web applications and new products



Posted by: Leah Rosin
BCD Clover, BI solutions, cloud computing, COMMON, IBM System i user groups, ILE, Linux, Power processor, Query/400, RPG, Smart i, SSD, Talend, Valence, virtual tape, Vision Solutions, WDSC, Web tools

Day two at COMMON 2009 is under my belt, and the level of news and information was again a bit more than I could take in. COMMON educational session tidbits I attended a session at 8 AM (without coffee) on "Taking Advantage of Capacity on Demand" for POWER Systems. The session...


October 16, 2008  7:58 AM

Open letter from Ross Mauri



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, Power processor, System i hardware

Ross Mauri, the general manager of IBM Power Systems, recently wrote an open letter to the System i community. The point of the letter was to update System i users on the state of the platform, and perhaps to ease some of their...


September 4, 2008  8:54 AM

Linux wins in straight sets over AIX and System i



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Logical partitions, Open Source, Operating systems, Power processor, System i hardware

Every year IBM issues a press release touting its IT support for the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. In past years, they have always talked about...


July 16, 2007  10:06 AM

System i and the green skeptic



Posted by: Atrujillo
Power processor, System management

One of the claims made by IBM and System i users is that it is more is energy efficient per workload than the equivalent computing power of scaled-out x86 boxes. Writing in the context of...


June 20, 2007  9:34 AM

Comparing the System i to Unix boxes



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
iSeries software, Operating systems, Power processor, System i hardware

In this detailed article, Timothy Prickett Morgan from IT Jungle compares System i price and performance to Unix boxes from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. I suggest reading the story if you want all the dirty details,...


May 30, 2007  6:37 AM

Does System i need Power6 right away?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor

Maybe IBM announced Power6-based servers on System p before System i because System i doesn't need Power6 as badly. It all comes down to System p customers hungering for more and more...


May 23, 2007  7:14 AM

Why Power6 news is focused around System p



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor, System i hardware

The IBM Power6 processor news hit this week, and in case you hadn't seen it, it's all about the System p. Sure, System i got a quick mention in some stories because its Power6-based systems...


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