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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

February - 2011 - issue > Buyers Perspective

IBM Empowers Enterprises with Power Systems

ST Team
Thursday, February 10, 2011
ST Team
Last year, IBM delivered the new Power Systems that helps banks, utilities, retailers and emerging businesses manage and draw real-time insights from ever-increasing amounts of data and which industry analysts say could accelerate IBM's gains in a market where it already has been outpacing competitors.
In a candid interaction with The SmartTechie, Rahul Bindal, Vice President - Power Systems, IBM Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/South Asia, talks about the new Power7 Systems and the edge it offers to business.

What is special about the Power7 systems? How is it different from Power 6 Systems?

POWER7 systems incorporate a number of industry-unique technologies for the specialized demands of new applications and services that rely on processing an enormous number of concurrent transactions and data while analyzing that information in real time. IBM has vastly increased the parallel processing capabilities of POWER7 systems - integrated across hardware and software - a key requirement for managing millions of concurrent transactions. The new Power Systems continue the history of IBM industry-leading transaction processing speed, optimized for database workloads, and also deliver a leap forward to “throughput” computing, optimized for running massive Internet workloads.

What is the innovation that Power7 systems brings to the industry?

Power Systems are integrated to help support the complex workloads and dynamic computing models of the new kind of world - Smarter systems for a Smarter Planet. They are designed to manage the most demanding emerging applications, ranging from smart electrical grids to real-time analytics for Indian market. It enables clients to manage current applications and services at less cost with technology breakthroughs in virtualization, energy savings, more efficient use of memory, and better price performance.

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