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IBM Announces Power8 with Linux Focus

The Power8 silicon is being offered in a number of configurations, including a 3.02 GHz chip with 12 or 24 cores, a 3.52 GHz 24-core processor and a 4.15 GHz processor with 8 or 16 cores.

In terms of server configurations, IBM is announcing five new Power8 servers, two of which are Linux-only systems.

The Power S822 is a 2U server that can be configured with up to 1,024 GB of RAM, and it can be equipped with a 3.89 GHz Power8 chip with either 6 or 12 cores or a 3.42 GHz processor with 10 or 20 cores enabled.

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
IBM Launches Power 8 Servers with a Strong Linux Focus

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.