IBM Power7+ Chips Give Servers A Double Whammy
September 4, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
If you are in the middle of acquiring a Power7-based server to run IBM i, AIX, or Linux workloads, you might want to give it a rethink about right now. Because IBM has some interesting twists that are coming out with the next-generation Power7+ processors that will dramatically affect their bang for the buck and therefore what you should be paying now for any processing capacity or whole systems that you acquire.
IBM has been vague about exactly when the Power7+ chips and their new Power Systems servers will ship, but has said that the new processors will come out