As an IBM Business Partner, Microway designs & builds fully-integrated systems and storage based upon proven IBM technologies. Leveraging decades of experience with HPC and technical computing challenges, our team will deliver the right configuration for your requirements.
IBM Power Systems LC Server family
IBM Power Systems LC offerings deliver POWER8 performance combined with innovations from the OpenPOWER Foundation ecosystem. Built on industry standards and incorporating community innovation, they offer an economical entry point, superior price/performance and a platform that scales with your needs.
Available Power Systems designs include:
- Intensive data processing (“Big Data”)
- Datacenter, Cloud & Commercial Computing
- High Performance Computing with CAPI & GPU acceleration
Our fully-integrated Power Systems are available with low-latency, high-bandwidth Mellanox InfiniBand interconnects. The HPC-focused models support NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU Accelerators.
Together with NVIDIA, Mellanox and others, IBM is collaborating to build open hardware, firmware and software systems. By sharing technologies and innovations, the OpenPOWER foundation serves a broad group of demanding datacenter and HPC consumers.
Unique features available in the latest IBM POWER CPU include:
- Up to 12 cores per POWER CPU
- Support for 8 hardware threads per core (up to 96 threads per socket)
- Up to 6MB L2 and 96MB L3 on-chip CPU caches
- Up to 64MB L4 off-chip cache per CPU
- Up to 230GB/s sustained memory bandwidth per system
- Up to 1TB memory per system
- CPU-GPU NVLink 1.0 (with >2.5X the CPU-GPU bandwidth compared to x86 systems)
- Native PCI-Express generation 3.0 support
- CAPI interface for high-throughput, low-latency communication with Accelerators
A growing number of applications are already optimized for the POWER CPU. POWER8 is the first architecture to support both little and big endian modes. This flexibility allows for quick & easy porting of most applications. Developers may leverage the familiar open-source toolchains (based upon the GCC GNU Compiler Collection) or the optimized IBM XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers for Linux.
Our POWER8 computing solutions arrive fully-configured and fit seamlessly into your existing infrastructure, enabling you to immediately begin solving problems.