Benchmarks Give Clear Comparison of Power Systems Processors

To enable clients to make the most informed decisions possible when considering an upgrade, IBM has published a comprehensive series of benchmarks comparing performance for all IBM Power Systems* platform offerings.

Users can download a spreadsheet summarizing the results for the IBM i and AIX* OSes on machines ranging from POWER4 to POWER9* ( The spreadsheet includes data demonstrating minimal performance impact caused by security patches for the Meltdown and Spectre hacks. Alternatively, users can review benchmark results for AIX, IBM i and Linux* running on POWER7*, POWER8* and POWER9 machines (