New IBM Linux servers could boost AI and big data efforts

Image: IBM IBM is releasing a new line of Linux-based servers that are designed to handle computer-intensive workloads and make data centers more efficient, the company announced Thursday. The servers could make it easier to run workloads for AI, deep learning, and big data analytics. The new servers are a part of IBM’s LC line, and they include the S822LC for High Performance Computing, the S822LC for Big Data, and the S821LC. According to an IBM press release, the “systems deliver average of 80% more performance per dollar than latest x86-based servers.” All three systems are two socket, and are configurable with up to 20 cores. The high performance computing model has 1 TB Memory with 230GB/sec memory bandwidth, while the other two options have 512 GB Memory with 115GB/sec…


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