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  • 1. POWER ™ is All Around YOU! 8 Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. All Rights Reserved. This publication may refer to products that are not currently available in your country. IBM© 2009no commitment to make makes IBM Corporation The New Power Equation available any products referred to herein.
  • 2. This presentation will introduce you to IBM Power™ Systems and the answers to these questions What are Power Systems? Who uses Power Systems? Why should you learn about Power Systems? The New Power Equation © 2009IBM Corporation
  • 3. What are Power Systems? 8 Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. All Rights Reserved. This publication may refer to products that are not currently available in your country. IBM© 2009no commitment to make makes IBM Corporation The New Power Equation available any products referred to herein.
  • 4. ® Power Architecture is used . . . . . . in the Mars Rover The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 5. Power Architecture is used . . . PlayStation® Nintendo® Wii™ xBox® 360 . . . in gaming consoles The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 6. Power Architecture is used . . . . . . in mid-range and high end servers The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 7. Differences between PCs and Power Systems Scales from small to large size Small size Power System stores the PC stores programs programs, not terminals Files often on hard drive Files stored on Power Systems, Perfect for a single user or not terminals grouped together for smaller Perfect for small, medium and businesses larger businesses with many users needing access to the same information The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 8. Distributed access Request Returned for viewing The New Power Equation © 2009IBM Corporation
  • 9. Power Systems include hardware and software The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 10. Power technology . . . UNIX operating system based on open standards that delivers high levels of security, integration, flexibility and reliability Highly scalable, virus resistant architecture in an integrated operating environment Reduces costs and increases flexibility . . . runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single server The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 11. AIX, i and Linux all run on the #1 systems in the industry 40% 17% 37.7% 35% 28.8% 30% 26.8% 25% 20% Q303 Q104 Q304 Q105 Q305 Q106 Q306 Q107 Q307 Q108 Q308 IBM HP Sun In the past five years, IBM has achieved 17% revenue growth in the UNIX market, while HP and Sun have declined 11 The New Power Equation Source: IDC Quarterly Server Tracker Q208 release, August 2008 © 2009 IBM Corporation
  • 12. AIX is “Most Reliable” According to a recent Yankee Group study* of 400 Windows, Linux and UNIX users, AIX was the most reliable server operating system: Hours of downtime per year* 9 8 “IBM’s AIX achieved the highest level 7 of reliability, with corporate 6 enterprises reporting an average of 5 only 36 minutes of downtime per 4 server in a 12-month period” 3 2 1 0 AIX HP-UX Solaris Windows * Source: “Unix, Linux Uptime and Reliability Increase; Patch Management Woes Plague Windows” © 2008 Yankee Group Research, Inc. All rights reserved The New Power Equation © 2009IBM Corporation
  • 13. IBM i – integration provides simplicity PC Servers: IBM i: Multiple workloads, multiple servers Multiple workloads, one server More… Less… Staff Manageable Licenses Efficient Complexity Flexible More efficient use of people and IT resources Money ROI More manageable and responsive to change Faster deployment and ROI The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 14. Linux provides great flexibility Our customers can run x86 Linux applications on Power alongside their AIX, i and Linux on Power applications Firms can migrate Linux on x86 applications to Power Systems Helps save money on energy and operation costs – Helps save time as most 32-bit x86 Linux applications run on Power – Systems with no application changes PowerVM x86 x86 Install and Run x86 Linux x86 Linux Linux App No Porting Linux App POWER App AIX i App Linux No Recompile Application Application Linux PowerVM Application Linux No changes Lx86 Linux AIX IBM i x86 Platforms Linux x86 Platforms x86 Platforms Power Systems Platform The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 15. Businesses are struggling with sprawling server farms Typical Server Farm Those cute little servers are Web outgrowing their available space Dedicated servers have average low utilization rates Application Electric bills are getting out of hand The cost of managing the server farm is greater than the cost of Database developing new software Software licensing costs are skyrocketing The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 16. Firms are reducing their costs by eliminating single application servers . . . Power Systems allow companies to . . . – Dynamically share processor, memory and I/O across operating environments – Increase utilization rates >60% and respond to changing business needs – Reduce energy costs 60 – 80% – Support multiple operating systems: AIX, i, Linux – Access to over 15,000 applications The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 17. …and using virtualization on Power Systems A 40 year tradition continues with PowerVM™ 2008 1973 1999 2004 1967 1987 2007 IBM develops IBM announces IBM announces IBM announces IBM IBM intro’s IBM hypervisor POWER6™, the PowerVM first machines announces POWER announces that would first UNIX® servers to do physical LPAR on the Hypervisor™ for LPAR on become VM on with Live Partition partitioning mainframe System p™ and POWER™ the mainframe Mobility System i™ IBM’s History of Virtualization Leadership The New Power Equation © 2009IBM Corporation
  • 18. Power Systems are also . . . Designed for the world’s most challenging problems In the time it takes for the light to turn green, a Power 575 can perform 252 billion operations seeking answers to the world’s energy problems In the time it takes your heart to beat just once, a Power 575 can perform 8.4 billion operations in the search for a cure to disease In the time it takes for you to hit the brakes, a Power 575 can perform over 12 billion operations that help model safety options for your next vehicle The New Power Equation IBM Confidential © 2008 IBM Corporation
  • 19. Who uses Power Systems? 8 Copyright IBM Corporation, 2008. All Rights Reserved. This publication may refer to products that are not currently available in your country. IBM© 2009no commitment to make makes IBM Corporation The New Power Equation available any products referred to herein.
  • 20. Power Systems are used in most industries today Check out a few examples of how our customers use Power in their business today . . . The New Power Equation © 2009IBM Corporation
  • 21. Retail Staples makes it easy for online customers Fossil integrates retail and wholesale 7-Eleven finds convenience Zappos infrastructure is all “Blue” Travel and Transportation FedEx meets rising customer expectations Prague Airport takes flight Media and Entertainment Australian Open takes tennis to millions NFL tackles digital content challenges BookSource starts a new chapter © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 22. Government State of Indiana brings social services into 21st century US Army targets saving billions of dollars Education Baylor finds new IT muscle Free University Berlin powers demanding research community Johns Hopkins unites its businesses Wholesale Distribution and Services Coca Cola Bottling consolidates Wine Warehouse uncorks business success © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 23. Why should you learn about Power Systems? © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 24. Career Opportunities Between 2010 and 2025 nearly 80 million “baby boomers” will leave the workforce Only 20% of remaining workers will possess the right skills for jobs being created today Globally, the United States, European Union, Japan, China and India will face critical shortfalls of 32 million technically specialized professionals Many of these jobs will be with our Power Systems customers Salary range for entry level is very high! ► Job placement is very high! ► Opportunities are very high! ► “I was employed 6 months before I graduated – the demand is so high for Power Systems (skills) that they are hiring people before they even graduate.” Recent U.S. graduate U.S. Department of Labor -- Bureau of Labor Statistics; Information Technology Assoc of America; Computerworld © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 25. Topics you will want to learn more about . . . Communication skills Project Management Computer programming/application development Working in teams Organizational skills © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 26. Things you can do while still in high school . . . Encourage your teachers to join the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative Take computer classes that are offered Take as many math classes as possible Participate in IBM contests and games © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 27. Things you can do after high school . . . Attend a school offering a Power Systems/AIX/i curriculum. Some schools are listed at the Participating Schools tabs on the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative web sites for AIX and IBM i Encourage your professors to enroll in the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative program Participate in IBM contests and games Apply for the IBM co-op and intern program Apply for the IBM Extreme Blue internship program for qualified college students © 2009 IBM Corporation The New Power Equation
  • 28. For additional information about the Power Systems Academic Initiative visit our web site at www.ibm.com/university/power Or contact the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative team at powerskills@us.ibm.com The New Power Equation © 2008 IBM Corporation