How IBM Stacks Up Power8 Against Xeon Servers

October 13, 2015 Timothy Prickett Morgan Since putting together the OpenPower Foundation two years ago, IBM and its partners have been working to get lower-cost Power8 machines into the field to better compete against the ubiquitous Xeon server platform. With the Power Systems LC machines announced last week, the gap is closing, at least according to the configurations that IBM is stacking up and the performance benchmarks that it has run. IBM has thus far kept its competitive analysis to itself and its reseller partners, but The Platform has gotten its hands on what Big Blue is saying. We have reached out to Intel to get its thoughts on the new Power Systems LC machines and its own competitive analysis and will let you know what we learn. It would…


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