The high-end Power10 server launched last year has enjoyed “fantastic” demand, according to IBM. Let’s look into how IBM Power has maintained its unique place in the processor landscape.
This article is a bit of a walk down memory lane for me, as I recall 4 years working as the VP of Marketing at IBM Power back in the 90s. The IBM Power development team is unique as many of the engineers came from a heritage of developing processors for the venerable and durable mainframe (IBMz) and the IBM AS400. These systems were not cheap, but they offered enterprises advanced features that were not available in processors from SUN or DEC, and are still differentiated versus the industry standard x86.
While a great deal has changed in the industry since I left IBM, the Power processor remains the king of the hill when it comes to performance, security, reliability, availability, OS choice, and flexible pricing models in an open platform. The new Power10 processor-based systems are optimized to run both mission-critical workloads like core business applications and databases, as well as maximize the efficiency of containerized and cloud-native applications.
IBM introduced the high-end Power10 server last September and is now broadening the portfolio with four new systems: the scale-out 2U Power S1014, Power S1022, and Power S1024, along with a 4U midrange server, the Power E1050. These new systems, built around the Power10 processor, have twice the cores and memory bandwidth of the previous generation to bring high-end advantages to the entire Power10 product line. Supporting AIX, Linux, and IBM i operating systems, these new servers provide Enterprise clients a resilient platform for hybrid cloud adoption models.
The latest IBM Power10 processor design includes the Dual Chip Module (DCM) and the entry Single Chip Module SCM) packaging, which is available in various configurations from four cores to 24 cores per socket. Native PCIe 5th generation connectivity from the processor socket delivers higher performance and bandwidth for connected adapters. And IBM Power10 remains the only 8-way simultaneous multi-threaded core in the industry.
An example of the advanced technology offered in Power10 is the Open Memory Interface (OMI) connected differential DIMM (DDIMM) memory cards delivering increased performance, resilience, and security over industry-standard memory technologies, including the implementation of transparent memory encryption. The Power10 servers include PowerVM Enterprise Edition to deliver virtualized environments and support a frictionless hybrid cloud deployment model.
Surveys say IBM Power experiences 3.3 minutes or less of unplanned outage due to security issues, while an ITIC survey of 1,200 corporations across 28 vertical markets gives IBM Power a 99.999% or greater availability rating. Power10 also stepped up the AI Inferencing game with 5X faster inferencing per socket versus Power9 with each Power10 processor core sporting 4 Matrix Math Accelerators.
But perhaps even more telling of the IBM Power strategy is the consumption-based pricing in the Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity commercial model allowing customers to consume resources more flexibly and efficiently for all supported operating systems. As x86 continued to lower server pricing over the last two decades, IBM has rolled out innovative pricing models to keep these advanced systems more affordable in the face of ever-increasing cloud adoption and commoditization.
While most believe that IBM has left the hardware business, the company’s investments in underlying hardware technology at the IBM Research Labs, and the continual enhancements to IBM Power10 and IBM z demonstrate that the firm remains committed to advanced hardware capabilities while eschewing the battles for commoditized (and lower margin) hardware such as x86, Arm, and RISC-V.
Enterprises demanding more powerful, flexible, secure, and yes, even affordable innovation would do well to familiarize themselves with IBM’s latests in advanced hardware designs.
It is sometimes difficult to understand the true value of IBM's Power-based CPUs and associated server platforms. And the company has written a lot about it over the past few years. Even for IT professionals that deploy and manage servers. As an industry, we have become accustomed to using x86 as a baseline for comparison. If an x86 CPU has 64 cores, that becomes what we used to measure relative value in other CPUs.
But this is a flawed way of measuring CPUs and a broken system for measuring server platforms. An x86 core is different than an Arm core which is different than a Power core. While Arm has achieved parity with x86 for some cloud-native workloads, the Power architecture is different. Multi-threading, encryption, AI enablement – many functions are designed into Power that don’t impact performance like other architectures.
I write all this as a set-up for IBM's announced expanded support for its Power10 architecture. In the following paragraphs, I will provide the details of IBM's announcement and deliver some thoughts on what this could mean for enterprise IT.
What was announced
Before discussing what was announced, it is a good idea to do a quick overview of Power10.
IBM introduced the Power10 CPU architecture at the Hot Chips conference in August 2020. Moor Insights & Strategy chief analyst Patrick Moorhead wrote about it here. Power10 is developed on the opensource Power ISA. Power10 comes in two variants – 15x SMT8 cores and 30x SMT4 cores. For those familiar with x86, SMT8 (8 threads/core seems extreme, as does SMT4. But this is where the Power ISA is fundamentally different from x86. Power is a highly performant ISA, and the Power10 cores are designed for the most demanding workloads.
One last note on Power10. SMT8 is optimized for higher throughput and lower computation. SMT4 attacks the compute-intensive space with lower throughput.
IBM introduced the Power E1080 in September of 2021. Moor Insights & Strategy chief analyst Patrick Moorhead wrote about it here. The E1080 is a system designed for mission and business-critical workloads and has been strongly adopted by IBM's loyal Power customer base.
Because of this success, IBM has expanded the breadth of the Power10 portfolio and how customers consume these resources.
The big reveal in IBM’s accurate announcement is the availability of four new servers built on the Power10 architecture. These servers are designed to address customers' full range of workload needs in the enterprise datacenter.
The Power S1014 is the traditional enterprise workhorse that runs the modern business. For x86 IT folks, think of the S1014 equivalent to the two-socket workhorses that run virtualized infrastructure. One of the things that IBM points out about the S1014 is that this server was designed with lower technical requirements. This statement leads me to believe that the company is perhaps softening the barrier for the S1014 in data centers that are not traditional IBM shops. Or maybe for environments that use Power for higher-end workloads but non-Power for traditional infrastructure needs.
The Power S1022 is IBM's scale-out server. Organizations embracing cloud-native, containerized environments will find the S1022 an ideal match. Again, for the x86 crowd – think of the traditional scale-out servers that are perhaps an AMD single socket or Intel dual-socket – the S1022 would be IBM's equivalent.
Finally, the S1024 targets the data analytics space. With lots of high-performing cores and a big memory footprint – this server plays in the area where IBM has done so well.
In addition, to these platforms, IBM also introduced the Power E1050. The E1050 seems designed for big data and workloads with significant memory throughput requirements.
The E1050 is where I believe the difference in the Power architecture becomes obvious. The E1050 is where midrange starts to bump into high performance, and IBM claims 8-socket performance in this four-socket socket configuration. IBM says it can deliver performance for those running big data environments, larger data warehouses, and high-performance workloads. Maybe, more importantly, the company claims to provide considerable cost savings for workloads that generally require a significant financial investment.
One benchmark that IBM showed was the two-tier SAP Standard app benchmark. In this test, the E1050 beat an x86, 8-socket server handily, showing a 2.6x per-core performance advantage. We at Moor Insights & Strategy didn’t run the benchmark or certify it, but the company has been conservative in its disclosures, and I have no reason to dispute it.
But the performance and cost savings are not just associated with these higher-end workloads with narrow applicability. In another comparison, IBM showed the Power S1022 performs 3.6x better than its x86 equivalent for running a containerized environment in Red Hat OpenShift. When all was added up, the S1022 was shown to lower TCO by 53%.
What makes Power-based servers perform so well in SAP and OpenShift?
The value of Power is derived both from the CPU architecture and the value IBM puts into the system and server design. The company is not afraid to design and deploy enhancements it believes will deliver better performance, higher security, and greater reliability for its customers. In the case of Power10, I believe there are a few design factors that have contributed to the performance and price//performance advantages the company claims, including
These seemingly minor differences can add up to deliver significant performance benefits for workloads running in the datacenter. But some of this comes down to a very powerful (pardon the redundancy) core design. While x86 dominates the datacenter in unit share, IBM has maintained a loyal customer base because the Power CPUs are workhorses, and Power servers are performant, secure, and reliable for mission critical applications.
Like other server vendors, IBM sees the writing on the wall and has opened up its offerings to be consumed in a way that is most beneficial to its customers. Traditional acquisition model? Check. Pay as you go with hardware in your datacenter? Also, check. Cloud-based offerings? One more check.
While there is nothing revolutionary about what IBM is doing with how customers consume its technology, it is important to note that IBM is the only server vendor that also runs a global cloud service (IBM Cloud). This should enable the company to pass on savings to its customers while providing greater security and manageability.
I like what IBM is doing to maintain and potentially grow its market presence. The new Power10 lineup is designed to meet customers' entire range of performance and cost requirements without sacrificing any of the differentiated design and development that the company puts into its mission critical platforms.
Will this announcement move x86 IT organizations to transition to IBM? Unlikely. Nor do I believe this is IBM's goal. However, I can see how businesses concerned with performance, security, and TCO of their mission and business-critical workloads can find a strong argument for Power. And this can be the beginning of a more substantial Power presence in the datacenter.
Note: This analysis contains insights from Moor Insights & Strategy Founder and Chief Analyst, Patrick Moorhead.
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Synopsys to Deliver Complete System to Implementation Solution for Power Architecture Designs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain, June 8 -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, and IBM today announced the availability of fully synthesizable versions of IBM's PowerPC(R) 405 and 440 processors as part of the DesignWare(R) Star IP (intellectual property) program. The IBM PowerPC processors will be distributed as fully soft register transfer level (RTL) cores which can be easily implemented in any foundry process and configured to product design requirements including low power, high performance, or small silicon area. SystemC(TM) models of the PowerPC cores and associated peripherals will be distributed in Synopsys' System Studio architecture design and analysis environment. The combination of SystemC models, the synthesizable PowerPC cores and design services can deliver designers a complete PowerPC solution spanning all facets of SoC design from system-level design to implementation.
Developed in close collaboration between IBM and the Synopsys Professional Services and DesignWare IP teams, the foundry-independent processor models support a broad range of design tools in the Synopsys Galaxy(TM) Design and Discovery(TM) Verification platforms. These design tools can help designers to address the full range of design issues including power reduction, signal integrity, design for manufacturing (DFM) and verification.
IBM's SystemC models of the PowerPC processor cores and IBM CoreConnect(TM) on-chip buses and peripherals will also be distributed by Synopsys for use with the System Studio tool. These transaction-level models can help product architects to efficiently explore high-level architectural trade-offs before committing to a specific implementation, and to facilitate pre-silicon hardware/software integration.
"There is tremendous demand for process portable versions of Power Architecture(TM)-based microprocessor cores for many applications within communications, consumer electronics and automotive segments," said Ron Martino, director of PowerPC Products at IBM. "This collaboration with Synopsys gives designers the ability to quickly implement customized Power Architecture based applications in world-leading semiconductor technologies. This announcement is an extension of our successful PowerPC and DesignWare Star IP relationship with Synopsys."
"Distribution of the synthesizable PowerPC cores through DesignWare Library and the SystemC models in the System Studio tool is a significant and natural extension of our multi-year collaboration with IBM on Power Architecture," said John Chilton, senior vice president and general manager of Synopsys' Solutions Group. "In addition to the pervasive DesignWare distribution channel and extensive customer support, Synopsys provides a reference design flow from system-level design through implementation that gives designers a proven, low-risk path to silicon with the flexibility to implement designs in their choice of process technologies."
Synopsys' distribution of the PowerPC models supports the goals of Power.org by providing designers around the world with access to the Power Architecture and with a means to implement it in their preferred process technology. Power.org is an open standards organization promoting the Power Architecture and its supporting technologies. Both IBM and Synopsys are founding members.
Synopsys and IBM will present additional details about the synthesizable PowerPC models at a "Power Lunch" event at the Design Automation Conference in Anaheim on June 14, 2005. Registration is available on-line through Synopsys at http://www.synopsys.com .
Design Views, including the simulation and timing models, a verification environment, and full documentation for the PowerPC 405 and 440, are currently available at no additional charge to DesignWare Library customers. For an additional fee, DesignWare Library users may license from IBM the Implementation Views of the core, including the fully synthesizable RTL; Synopsys will deliver the Implementation View(s) and will provide technical support. The Design Views can be downloaded from the Synopsys web site at http://www.synopsys.com/dwrequest .
SystemC models of the PowerPC 405 and 440 and selected CoreConnect peripherals are planned to be released with the System Studio tool in Q3 calendar 2005.
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IBM is continuing its effort to democratize blockchain technology for developers. The company announced the availability of the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan designed to deliver developers, startups and enterprises the tools for building blockchain proofs-of-concept and an end-to-end developer experience.
“What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test environment for three months?” Jerry Cuomo, VP of blockchain technology at IBM, wrote in a blog post. “More than 2,000 developers and tens of thousands of transaction blocks, all sprinting toward production readiness.”
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IBM has been focused on bringing the blockchain to enterprises for years. Earlier this year, the company announced IBM Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain Acceleration Services and Blockchain Innovation Services.
The platform is powered by the open-source Hyperledger Fabric framework, and features a test environment, suite of education tools and modules, network provisioning, and $500 in credit for starting up a blockchain network. Hyperledger Fabric is an open-source blockchain framework implementation originally developed by Digital Asset and IBM.
According to the company, the Blockchain Platform was initially built for institutions working collectively towards mission-critical business goals. “And while Starter Plan was originally intended as an entry point for developers to test and deploy their first blockchain applications, users also now include larger enterprises creating full applications powered by dozens of smart contracts, eliminating many of the repetitive legacy processes that have traditionally slowed or prevented business success,” Cuomo explained.
Other features include: access to IBM Blockchain Platform Enterprise Plan capabilities, code samples available on GitHub, and Hyperledger Composer open-source technology.
“Starter Plan was introduced as a way for anyone to access the benefits of the IBM Blockchain Platform regardless of their level of blockchain understanding or production readiness. IBM has worked for several years to commercialize blockchain and harden the technology for the enterprise based on experience with hundreds clients across industries,” Cuomo wrote.
Nth Exception announces availability of their ISO 20022 Migration Governance Tool on IBM zSystems, Red Hat OpenShift and IBM LinuxONE.
Banks globally are in the process of Getting ready for ISO 20022 deadlines which start in November 2022. While several central translation options (in-flight translation / central translator / cloud-exposed API) are being implemented, enabling rapid compliance, managing data truncation remains an issue.
Common ISO 20022 data truncation risks include:
ISO 20022 specialist Nth Exception introduces Pamir - ISO 20022 MGT which taps into the computing power and resources of the IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE platform to help drive business transformation and govern critical Governance, Risks and Compliance aspects of ISO 20022 migration.
Key highlights of the cloud native platform include:
Hybrid cloud approach provides flexibility for the financial services industry.
Nth Exception’s ISO 20022 MGT product enables banks and financial institutions to comprehensively enforce ISO 20022 related payments governance through detailed tracking of scheme and message level implementations, mitigating the risk of data loss & truncation as messages pass through multiple channels, thereby complying with the requirements of regulators. Banks and financial institutions can also track the reasons of truncation and aim to resolve the same during migration journeys.
This is an exciting opportunity for banks, financial institutions and corporations, as Pamir MGT also allows them to extract value out of rich MX data and build models for return of investment while driving customer-centric innovation. Teaming with IBM allows Nth Generation to provide a secure, scalable and compliant SaaS solution on a highly secure and scalable operating system for running mission critical applications.
IBM’s hybrid cloud approach on IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE with Red Hat® OpenShift®, gives businesses the flexibility to choose where to deploy workloads, on-premises, on private or public cloud. Enterprise qualities of IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE, including best-in-class uptime, security and performance are vital for today’s most critical workloads. With the IBM LinuxONE Partner Network (LPN) program, IBM has been working closely with ISVs to ensure applications developed for these platforms provide additional value to customers.
By tapping into the strengths of the IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE’s computing power and resources Nth Exception’s Pamir ISO 20022 Migration Governance Tool offers a secure, scalable environment for the underlying transformation processes organizations are embarking on to deliver payments innovation.
New Power10 scale-out and midrange models extend IBM's capabilities to deliver flexible and secured infrastructure for hybrid cloud environments
ARMONK, N.Y., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a significant expansion of its Power10 server line with the introduction of mid-range and scale-out systems to modernize, protect and automate business applications and IT operations. The new Power10 servers combine performance, scalability, and flexibility with new pay-as-you-go consumption offerings for clients looking to deploy new services quickly across multiple environments.
IBM announced an expansion of its Power10 server line with mid-range and scale-out systems.
Digital transformation is driving organizations to modernize both their applications and IT infrastructures. IBM Power systems are purpose-built for today's demanding and dynamic business environments, and these new systems are optimized to run essential workloads such as databases and core business applications, as well as maximize the efficiency of containerized applications. An ecosystem of solutions with Red Hat OpenShift also enables IBM to collaborate with clients, connecting critical workloads to new, cloud-native services designed to maximize the value of their existing infrastructure investments.
The new servers join the popular Power10 E1080 server introduced in September 2021 to deliver a secured, resilient hybrid cloud experience that can be managed with other x86 and multi-cloud management software across clients' IT infrastructure. This expansion of the IBM Power10 family with the new midrange and scale-out servers brings high-end server capabilities throughout the product line. Not only do the new systems support critical security features such as transparent memory encryption and advanced processor/system isolation, but also leverage the OpenBMC project from the Linux Foundation for high levels of security for the new scale-out servers.
Highlights of the announcements include:
"Today's highly dynamic environment has created volatility, from materials to people and skills, all of which impact short-term operations and long-term sustainability of the business," said Steve Sibley, Vice President, IBM Power Product Management. "The right IT investments are critical to business and operational resilience. Our new Power10 models offer clients a variety of flexible hybrid cloud choices with the agility and automation to best fit their needs, without sacrificing performance, security or resilience."
The expansion of the IBM Power10 family has been engineered to establish one of the industry's most flexible and broadest range of servers for data-intensive workloads such as SAP S/4HANA – from on-premises workloads to hybrid cloud. IBM now offers more ways to implement dynamic capacity – with metering across all operating environments including IBM i, AIX, Linux and OpenShift supporting modern and traditional applications on the same platforms – as well as integrated infrastructure automation software for improved visibility and management.
The new systems with IBM Power Virtual Server also help clients operate a secured hybrid cloud experience that delivers high performance and architectural consistency across their IT infrastructure. The systems are uniquely designed so as to protect sensitive data from core to cloud, and enable virtual machines and containerized workloads to run simultaneously on the same systems. For critical business workloads that have traditionally needed to reside on-premises, they can now be moved into the cloud as workloads and needs demand. This flexibility can help clients mitigate risk and time associated with rewriting applications for a different platform.
"As organizations around the world continue to adapt to unpredictable changes in consumer behaviors and needs, they need a platform that can deliver their applications and insights securely where and when they need them," said Peter Rutten, IDC Worldwide Infrastructure Research Vice President. "IBM Power continues its laser focus on helping clients respond faster to dynamically changing environments and business demands, while protecting information security and distilling new insights from data, all with high reliability and availability."
Ecosystem of ISVs and Channel Partners Enhance Capabilities for IBM Power10
Critical in the launch of the expanded Power10 family is a robust ecosystem of ISVs, Business Partners, and lifecycle services. Ecosystem partners such as SVA and Solutions II provide examples of how the IBM Ecosystem collaborates with clients to build hybrid environments, connecting essential workloads to the cloud to maximize the value of their existing infrastructure investments:
"SVA customers have appreciated the enormous flexibility of IBM Power systems through Capacity Upgrade On-Demand in the high-end systems for many years," said Udo Sachs, Head of Competence Center Power Systems at SVA. "The flexible consumption models using prepaid capacity credits have been well-received by SVA customers, and now the monthly pay-as-you-go option for the scale-out models makes the platform even more attractive. When it comes to automation, IBM helps us to roll out complex workloads such as entire SAP landscapes at the push of a button by supporting Ansible on all OS derivatives, including AIX, IBM i and Linux, as well as ready-to-use modules for deploying the complete Power infrastructure."
"Solutions II provides technology design, deployment, and managed services to hospitality organizations that leverage mission critical IT infrastructure to execute their mission, often requiring 24/7 operation," said Dan Goggiano, Director of Gaming, Solutions II. "System availability is essential to maintaining our clients' revenue streams, and in our experience, they rely on the stability and resilience of IBM Power systems to help solidify their uptime. Our clients are excited that the expansion of the Power10 family further extends these capabilities and bolsters their ability to run applications securely, rapidly, and efficiently."
For more information on IBM Power and the new servers and consumption models announced today, visit: https://www.ibm.com/it-infrastructure/power
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1Comparison based on best performing 4-socket systems (IBM Power E1050 3.15-3.9 GHz, 96 core and Inspur NF8480M6 2.90 GHz, Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H) using published results at https://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/rint2017.html as of 22 June 2022. For more information about SPEC CPU 2017, see https://www.spec.org/cpu2017/.
2Comparison based on best performing 4-socket systems (IBM Power E1050 3.15-3.9 GHz, 96 core; and Inspur NF8480M6 2.90 GHz, Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H) using published results at https://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/rint2017.html as of 22 June 2022. For more information about SPEC CPU 2017, see www. http:/spec.org/cpu2017
3Comparison based on best performing 4-socket systems (1) IBM Power E1050; two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5; Power10 2.95 GHz processor, 4,096 GB memory, 4p/96c/768t, 134,016 SD benchmark users, 736,420 SAPS, AIX 7.3, DB2 11.5, Certification # 2022018 and (2) Dell EMC PowerEdge 840; two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP ERP 6.0 EHP5; Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 2.7 GHz, 4p/112c/224t, 69,500 SD benchmark users (380,280 SAPS), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and SAP ASE 16, Certification # 2019045. All results can be found at sap.com/benchmark Valid as of 7 July 2022.
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