IBM introduced its advanced high-end system servers this week, which they claim to be 50 times faster at analysing data than its closest competitor.
The new POWER8 servers are the first physical products emerging from the OpenPOWER initiative, an alliance formed with NVidia, Google, and others to increase awareness towards IBMs Power microprocessor architecture for back-end systems.
According to Charles King (Pund-IT analyst), the “POWER8 should help IBM move forward in this very cloud-centric analytic path that it has been working on”.
The POWER8 servers, designed for large-scale computing, will appeal to customers looking to manage large amounts of data, as well as new types of mobile and social computing.
The first POWER8 systems will ship in June, giving resellers the opportunity to provide their customers with more options when it comes to large-scale computing, as there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to scaling out a data centre.