Power 7: Lots of Cores, Lots of Threads
August 3, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
With the global economy still faltering and its biggest i, AIX, and Linux shops putting the brakes on spending not only just because the economy is bad but also because they are starting to think about the future Power7 chips and what they may have to offer, IBM has to do something if it wants to keep Power Systems sales from crashing. In fact, it needs to do two things, and now the company has done both of them.
The first thing, and perhaps the most important thing, was to guarantee companies that buy Power6 and Power6+ iron today will