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IBM pumping more horsepower into Watson successors

Agam Shah | Oct. 7, 2014
IBM is adopting a new interconnect and making memory improvements for new Power servers due in 2016.

In the meanwhile, IBM continues to develop servers based on Power8. The company introduced the two-socket Power S824L server, which is targeted at analytics, Web hosting and workloads. Nvidia's GPUs can be attached to the server. The server will ship this month.

IBM also introduced new Power Enterprise Systems, which are eight-socket servers running the fastest Power8 chips. The servers are capable of running Linux and IBM's Unix-based operating systems. IBM characterized the servers as being targeted at "mission critical" environments, in which high system uptime is considered paramount.

The company didn't provide the pricing for the new servers.


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