New IBM Power Server Expands AI Workloads for Added Business Value Across Industries

IBM is expanding its portfolio of servers with the introduction of IBM Power S1012, delivering 3X more performance per core.  

This 1-socket, half-wide Power10 processor-based system is available in a 2U rack-mounted or tower deskside form factor and is optimized for edge-level computing, delivering the lowest entry price point in the Power portfolio to run core workloads for small and medium-sized organizations, according to IBM.

IBM Power S1012 provides clients the flexibility to run AI inferencing workloads in remote office and back office (ROBO) locations outside mainstream datacenter facilities, and in direct connection to cloud services such as IBM Power Virtual Server for backup and disaster recovery.

IBM Power S1012 is designed to enhance remote management capabilities for clients looking to expand applications such as AI inferencing from core to cloud and at the edge. Edge computing can also provide a competitive advantage with real-time insights across industries, with examples that include analyzing customer behavior in retail; monitoring and optimizing production processes in manufacturing; and many others.

IBM Power S1012 is engineered to:

  • Enable AI Inferencing at the Edge: By deploying Power S1012 at the edge, clients can run AI inferencing at the point of data, thus eliminating data transfers. Each Power S1012 includes Four Matrix Math Accelerators per core to support AI inferencing. To ensure insights remain a competitive advantage and don’t fall into the wrong hands, transparent memory encryption with Power10 secures data in and out of AI models running locally addressing data leaks.
  • Reduce IT footprint and increase core performance for AIX and IBM i clients: For small to midsize IBM i clients, the Power S1012 provides a path to the latest Power10 processor-based technology. Available with 1, 4, or 8 processor cores to improve IT economics and efficiency for business-critical IBM i applications, clients can improve the performance up to 3X versus the Power S814.

IBM Power Expert Care offers a way of attaching services and support through a tiered approach right away. Clients can receive an optimum level of support for the mission-critical requirements of their IT infrastructure with options ranging from 3 to 5 years of coverage depending on the support tier. Additionally, there are optional committed service levels available, depending on client needs, which can provide further customization and support.

IBM Power S1012 will be generally available from IBM and certified Business Partners on June 14, 2024.

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