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IBM prides itself on designing technologies that evolve to meet changing business challenges. As a testament to the technology leader's ability to transform its solutions to stay ahead of the curve, IBM is announcing the IBM Power10 scale-out and release of midrange servers. The IBM Power10 scale-out delivers the ideal technology architecture for today's unpredictable business climate.

As a follow-up to the September 2021 release of the E1080, the Power10 high-end server, IBM is expanding its portfolio with a major launch of seven new systems:

  • Scale-out Power S1014, Power S1022, Power S1024, L1022, L1024 and S1022s
  • Midrange server, the Power E1050

Built around the Power10 processor, these new systems have 2x the cores and memory bandwidth of the previous generation, and in some cases, 2x the RAM, bringing advantages to the entire Power10 product line.

Here's an overview of some of the key things your company should know about the Power10 scale-out.

Why the time for the IBM Power10 scale-out is now

In IBM's announcement of the Power10 scale-out, the technology giant points out that "Uncertainty has become a mainstay of business, at least for the near future." Big Blue cites the difficulties clients are facing with capacity and supply chain issues, as well as the widening skills gap.

IBM has a long track record of supporting digital transformation by offering solutions geared toward hybrid cloud and cognitive strategies. The recent Power10 scale-out is designed to fulfill the efficiency and performance needs created by today's volatility.

Three main business benefits of the IBM Power10 scale-out

In the scale-out announcement, IBM emphasized three benefits of the new Power10 servers:

1) Modernize applications to maximize value from data

The new Power10 processor-based systems are optimized to run mission-critical workloads and maximize the efficiency of containerized and cloud-native applications. An ecosystem that includes Red Hat OpenShift enables incremental innovation, while cloud-native development is available with applications on AIX, IBM i and Linux. 

Each Power10 processor core has four Matrix Math Accelerators designed to improve performance of AI models and reduce latency by running inferencing on the same server to access and analyze data more quickly. 

 2) Secure infrastructure to help defend against attacks

Power10 processor-based systems have platform integrity from the processor to the cloud. The new Power S1014, Power S1022/L1022/S1022s, Power S1024/L1024, and Power E1050 platforms support transparent memory encryption, enhanced isolation and Trusted Boot to prevent emerging side-channel attacks from hackers. 

These systems are designed to enhance security across hybrid cloud environments without impacting the performance of business-critical applications. IBM also includes security standards that are intended to support cryptography advancements, helping to protect today's data from tomorrow's bad actors.

3) Automate operations to help improve productivity

Today's companies are automating their operations with software to improve productivity. All Power10 processor-based servers have consistent automation and management to optimize workload deployments across hybrid cloud.

Clients can also separately purchase enterprise hybrid cloud application monitoring and observability to anticipate issues and leverage resource optimization.

The new members of IBM Power10

The new IBM Power10 systems provide companies with business agility through a flexible and secured infrastructure for hybrid cloud and memory encryption at the processor level. 

IBM Power S1014 

The IBM Power S1014 is a 1-socket, 4U Power10-based server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. S1014 has five PCIe slots, with four being PCIe Gen5 capable. Up to 16 NVMe U.2 flash bays provide up to 102.4 TB of high-speed storage. 

On average, it has 57% more performance per core and 20% more memory bandwidth compared to the Power S914. Users can reduce physical data center footprints and lower their cooling and electrical costs by doing more with less. 

IBM Power S1022/L1022/S1022s

The IBM Power S1022 is a 2-socket, 2U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. Compared to the Power S922, it averages 37% more performance per core and 2.4x more memory bandwidth for up to 4.0 TB of system memory. Up to eight NVMe U.2 flash bays provide up to 51.2 TB of high-speed storage. The Power S1022 is ideal for distributed computing, DevOps, dev/test environments and more.

The new IBM Power L1022 technology-based server provides a scale-out hybrid cloud platform designed to help companies scale core operational and AI applications anywhere in a hybrid cloud. L1022 delivers up to 4.0 TB of system memory and has 10 PCIe slots, eight of which are PCIe Gen5 capable. Up to eight NVMe U.2 flash bays provide up to 51.2 TB of high-speed storage.

The Power S1022s server can modernize your applications and infrastructure with a frictionless hybrid cloud experience, providing the agility you need for the volatility of today's business environment. S1022s delivers up to 2.0 TB of system memory, and up to eight NVMe U.2 flash bays provide up to 51.2 TB of high-speed storage.

IBM Power S1024/L1024

The IBM Power S1024 is a 2-socket, 4U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. On average, it has 33% more performance per core and 2.4X more memory bandwidth than the Power S924. With twice the number of cores compared to Power9-based servers, clients can lower their cooling and electrical costs by consolidating more workloads onto fewer servers.

S1024 provides up to 8.0 TB of system memory and has 10 PCIe slots, eight of which are PCIe Gen5 capable. Up to 16 NVMe U.2 flash bays provide up to 102.4 TB of high-speed storage.

Users can also further optimize and reduce costs by taking advantage of flexible consumption models and only paying for what they use.

The Power L1024 server is designed to improve scale performance and security while delivering class-leading reliability. Power L1024 provides up to 8.0 TB of system memory, and up to 16 NVMe U.2 flash bays deliver up to 102.4 TB of high-speed storage.

IBM Power E1050 

The IBM Power E1050 is a 4-socket rack server optimized for data-intensive applications and hybrid cloud deployments. E1050 offers up to 16TB of memory and supports up to 10 NVMe U.2 drive bays. The system supports up to 11 PCIe Gen5/4 slots. 

The system has enhanced security with transparent memory encryption, and production-ready AI at the point of data helps enable faster insights for clients. Scaling is consistent across private and public cloud environments with flexible consumption options for users.

How to get started with IBM Power10

As a highly anticipated release, IBM Power10 has received an enthusiastic market response. If your company is excited about discussing the capabilities on Power10 and how it aligns with your business goals, working with an IBM Business Partner will give you the insights you need.

 

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