The 64-Core Power6-Based Power 595 Starts to Roll in May
April 14, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
At a customer event that IBM hosted in San Francisco last Tuesday, the company finished fleshing out the big missing piece in its recently unified Power6-based server family: the Power 595. Like the Power5 and Power5+ System p 595 and System i 595 machines that precede it, the Power 595 server scales up to 64 processor cores and thanks to denser memory and a redesigned backplane and interconnect, can scale up to 4 TB of main memory in a single system image.
With the high-end of the Power6 line, IBM is taking a slightly different approach from the multichip modules