Saturday, August 31, 2013

IBM's Power 8

With 32GB DDR3 memory sticks, each Power8 socket will be able to support 1TB of main memory, and presuming the high-end Power8 machine has 32 sockets like the Power7-based Power 795 server does, that means IBM can deliver a box with 32TB of memory across 384 cores and 3,072 processor threads.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: By mid 2014 at your supercomputer. Another Centaur controller chip version and Power 8 will support DDR4 sockets. Probably with Power8+ by 2015. Power 9 in 2017. Any detail? Peak I/O 100GB/s. 100 GB SSD filled in a second !.

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