February 15, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
You are probably wondering why IBM started the Power7 systems rollout in the middle of the line instead of rolling the line out at once as it did in days gone by with the AS/400 and RS/6000 machinery. It is really simple. IBM has dominant market share in the high-end of the midrange lineup represented for the past six years by the 570-class machines–iSeries, pSeries, System i, System p, and Power Systems all–and the company wants to keep it that way.
According to Ross Mauri, general manager of the Power Systems division within IBM’s Systems and Technology Group, the 570-class