IBM's New POWER7 Systems First in Class to Meet ENERGY STAR Efficiency Requirements

IBM has announced that its POWER7-based 750 Express and Power 755 models are the first four-processor systems in the industry to qualify for ENERGY STAR status. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. To qualify for ENERGY STAR status, a computer system must meet specific standards for power supply and energy efficiency and provide users with data on power use, thermal output, and processor utilization at periodic intervals. In addition, the manufacturer must report power and performance information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, which co-manage the ENERGY STAR program.

Both Red Hat and Novell SUSE Linux run natively on Power Systems, as well as the AIX and IBM i operating systems.

Powered by IBM's innovative POWER7 processor, the Power 750 Express and Power 755 systems can deliver four times the performance for the same price - and are three to four times more energy efficient than the POWER6 systems they replace. With their power management capabilities, the Power 750 Express and Power 755 systems can help clients maximize the workload delivered for each kilowatt-hour of energy consumed, while helping to reduce energy consumption and data center space.  

"IBM has been a strong partner to the ENERGY STAR program," says Andrew Fanara, U.S. EPA Energy Star program manager. "U.S. EPA appreciates IBM's ongoing contributions to both the development of Energy Star IT equipment standards and their commitment to work with U.S. EPA to improve energy efficiency across the data center ecosystem to deliver environmental benefits both to the data center and through the innovative application of IT capabilities."

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