Power 720: Same Entry Price, But More Room to Grow at Less Cost
September 27, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
As is usually the case with an IBM Power Systems announcement, there is no one simple way to characterize the price/performance of the new entry Power7-based machines that made their debut in August and that started shipping on September 17. But I can tell you this much after an initial analysis of the entry Power 720 boxes that are the most likely choice of platform for IBM i shops: If you plan to grow, this box is a lot better than its predecessors.
This is true for two reasons. First, with anywhere from four to six cores in a single