Servers

Power8 Hits the Merchant Market

Provided by IBM

Category Servers

Type Analyst Report

Length 6

Publish Date December 29 2014

Date posted November 17 2016

Overview

IBM has been selling its Power8 processors to third parties and as a result, reports say it is already beating Intel’s most powerful server processor. Whilst both deliver outstanding performance on SPEC CPU benchmark’s, IBM’s large advantages in multithreading and memory bandwidth means its output more closely reflects real-world enterprise applications. This report provides an insightful analysis into the processor and highlights the capabilities of IBM’s Power8.

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