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IBM brings world's fastest chip to India

IT major IBM has launched the world's fastest microprocessor, the dual-core POWER6 in India.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2007 15:09 IST

IT major IBM has launched the world's fastest microprocessor, the dual-core POWER6 in India.

Along with the launch, System p570 server and bladeCenter JS22 powered by this new chip, also would be available in the country, said Shashi B Mal, Director Systems and Technology Group, IBM India / South Asia.

The POWER6 features industry leading virtualization capabilities, and is also the latest addition to IBM's Project Big Green initiative allowing "unparalleled power savings on mid-range servers through dynamic reallocation of resources, power and cooling benefits", Mal said.

IBM also has bagged the number one position in the Overall Server Market in India in the third quarter of the 2007, in revenue terms, he said while announcing the launch at Maldives on December 7.

The company re-established itself in the X86 and non-Q86 markets with 30 per cent share in the third quarter, he said.

Commenting on the launch of the new offerings, Jyoti Satyanathan, Vice President, IBM India/SA said: "the System p570 server and our blade servers powered by POWER6 processor are industry leading, benchmarked solutions that provide the best return on IT investments to organizations of all sizes".

"According to Morgan Stanley, energy used to power and cool today's data centers represents 44 per cent of the centre's total cost of ownership - and for a company of any size today, a 50 per cent saving is huge.

In 2007, USD 10 billion would be spent on data center energy worldwide, and IDC predicts that power and cooling spend in the data center will grow eight times the rate of hardware spend. For the cost conscious Indian companies, virtualization and adoption of green technologies is the ideal solution, he said.