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A Closer Look

In August, IBM announced two new scale-out servers designed to meet the changing workload needs of medium- and large-sized enterprises. Here are some key features of the IBM Power Systems E950 and E980.


  • High-performance 4-socket system designed for medium and large enterprises
  • Increase resource utilization and efficiency with up to 48 POWER9 cores and up to 16 TB DDR4 memory—4x that of POWER8
  • Dynamically respond to workload changes with PowerVM virtualization
  • Provision processor and memory capacity with capacity on demand


  • Enables large-scale consolidation of older, under-utilized servers
  • Concurrently supports AIX, IBM i and Linux applications
  • Modular system with up to 192 POWER9 cores and up to 64 TB memory
  • Private cloud capacity to facilitate seamless growth