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IBM and Virtual Power

Those wedded to Wintel servers may not even realize that the old PowerPC processor (now called Power) still exists. While Apple may have bailed on the Power architecture, it still drives the world's fastest supercomputers and a line of IBM servers, as well.

One of the selling points of the IBM System p line -- besides sheer horsepower -- is energy-efficiency and high-efficiency. The System p actually has virtualization built into almost every aspect of the system, from apps to IO to management.

Formerly a pretty high-end solution, IBM is pushing a new tool, PowerVM Express, to small and medium-size businesses. The Power-based servers run every OS under the sun -- except Windows!

Posted by Doug Barney on February 04, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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