IBM POWER7 Systems Features Power Architecture

The recent announcement by IBM of its POWER7[tm] systems reinforces the Power Architecture® technology’s leadership in supporting the development of ground-breaking solutions that set new standards in price/performance, energy efficiency and virtualization, and emphasize the technology’s role as an indispensable building block for the world’s most demanding applications.

“The launch of the new POWER7 systems from IBM underscores the importance of Power Architecture technology in business critical applications that support and drive innovation and business in the global economy,” said Fawzi Behmann, Marketing Director for “The new POWER7 systems represent a significant milestone for both the technology and the collaborative innovation facilitated by”

The Power Architecture standard is a real-life example of the technology required for the new era of accelerated development and deployment facing designers today. POWER7, for instance, was announced only last August during Hot Chips 21. The POWER7 systems will be highlighted during four IBM sessions at the upcoming ISSCC, February 7-­11, 2010, at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. For detailed information visit The POWER7 sessions include:

  • Section 5 – Processors, Session 5.4, 2/8/10 at 3:15 p.m. IBM will present the Implementation of POWER7, a highly parallel and scalable multi-core high-end server processor.
  • Section 9 – Digital Circuits, Session 9.3, 2/9/10 at 9:30 a.m. IBM will review local clocking and clocked storage elements around POWER7.
  • Section 19 – High-Performance Embedded Memory
    • Session 19.1, 2/10/10 at 8:30 a.m. IBM will feature a 45nm SOI embedded DRAM macro for POWER7 32MB on-chip L3 cache.
    • Session 19.2, 2/10/10 at 9:00 a.m. IBM will showcase a 32kB L1 data cache in 45nm SOI technology for POWER7 processors.

Power Architecture technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world’s fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today’s car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems. The open community, formed in 2005, is the organization driving collaborative innovation around Power Architecture technology.’s mission is to optimize interoperability, accelerate innovation and drive increased adoption of this leading processor architecture.

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