February 10, 2010 13:01 ET

Power Architecture® Technology Positioned as the Premier Solution for High-Performance Applications

Newly Announced Power7™ Systems From IBM Demonstrate the Essential Role of Power Architecture Technology in Computation-Intensive, Mission Critical Applications

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - The recent announcement by IBM of its Power7™ 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 systems will be highlighted during ISSCC, February 7­11, at the Marriott Marquis, San Francisco. Visit 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.


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