This years IBM Server System technical conference had some very interesting presentations.
In the following articles, I try to get you an overview of what was announced and discussed within the presentations I attended and what I have written down for myself.
Power System 2009 Hardware Announcement and Future
- more cores per CPU
- better utilisation of CPUs
- DDR3 on DIE
Changes within Power7 architecture
- SCSI to SAS
- PCIx to PCIe
- RIO/HSC to infiniband (12x)
New SAS SSF disks
- 10k rpm 300GB
- 15k rpm 146/139GB
SCSI discarded within Power6 since Oct2010
Active/active capability with paired or dual SAS Controllers