IBM Rolls Out The Big Power8 Iron
October 6, 2014 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Customers looking to boost the capacity of their existing enterprise-class Power Systems servers got some reprieve late last week when ahead of the Enterprise2014 conference in Las Vegas IBM did a surprise launch of the E870 and E880 servers. The machines are follow-ons to the existing Power 770+ and Power 780+ machines and borrow technologies from the Power 795 announced four years ago.
The resulting E870 and E880 systems are designed to take the modularity that has been inherent in the Power Systems line since the Power5 machines were announced a decade ago and merge it with the high-end NUMA