Power Systems Driving Progress for a Smarter Planet
Rice University in Houston uses IBM Power 755 systems for their cancer research. The challenge for Rice was to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies. The researchers used POWER7 systems to provide more flexibility and efficiency in how they analyzed a range of problems.
“The POWER7 architecture has enabled us to pursue a broader range of research problems on a single system than was possible before.” – Dr. B. Kim Andrews, manager of Research Computing.
At GHY International, a customs brokerage firm in Canada, they needed to be better prepared for clients increasing engagement in international trading. GHY needed to quickly deploy new services – and the infrastructure to support those services. So they migrated to a new Power 750 running Power AIX, Power i and Power Linux. And with PowerVM virtualization, they were able to deploy new capabilities in as little as five minutes to support their new-found growth.
Nigel Fortlage, vice president of IT, said that with PowerVM they went from spending 95 percent of their time managing or reacting to their environment, to now only 5 percent.
Today, Power Systems based on POWER7 processors are already helping thousands of businesses deliver services faster, with higher quality, and superior economics. By harnessing the processing prowess of POWER7, Watson and IBM DeepQA give businesses a new dimension in how to solve their most-complex challenges.
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