Easily scale up to 64 cores with the IBM Power 770. Unique IBM modular SMP architecture lets you add more powerful POWER7 processing capability exactly when needed. Innovative RAS features and leadership virtualization capabilities make the 770 well suited as a midrange application or database server, or for server consolidation. And the flexibility to use the leading-edge AIX®, IBM i and Linux® operating systems broadens the application offerings available and increases the ways clients can manage growth, complexity and risk.


  • Cloud enabled for fast implementation of new workloads
  • Designed for secure, application availability
  • Modular, economically efficient design
  • Virtualized from within for better integration
  • Supports your growth, without disrupting your business

Everyone knows what “performance” meant for IT in the past. But the IT landscape is evolving rapidly. And, as processes become more interrelated and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems—and implement new projects, both with higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner. IBM has the systems, software and expertise to help clients implement projects that make their IT an enabler of innovation and a catalyst for business change in this new world of critical information.

Today’s IT performance means delivering services faster, with higher quality and with superior economics. The emerging measures of IT performance are around agility and the ability to help the business capitalize on new opportunities. IT is measured on providing an infrastructure that can handle rapid growth and manage business risk while meeting higher required service levels. And of course it is expected that new services will be delivered within tighter budget constraints—with IT expected to do more with less and find the most efficient solutions possible.

Designed for virtualized consolidation of business-critical workloads, the IBM® Power® 770 delivers on performance, availability, efficiency and virtualization in a way that is unique in the industry. PowerVM® virtualization enables continuous, dynamic resource adjustments across all partitions and operating environments to optimize performance and enable higher utilization levels while optimizing energy usage. Supported environments include AIX®, IBM i, Linux for Power applications, all on the same system.


Feature Benefits
Industry-leading POWER7+ performance
  • Better customer satisfaction due to improved response time to your customers
  • Infrastructure cost savings from a reduction in the number of servers and software costs
  • Improved efficiency in operations from consolidating multiple workloads on fewer systems
Exceptional PowerVM virtualization capability
  • Improves system efficiency, which lowers operational expense
  • Provides flexibility in responding to changing business requirements
  • Enables energy savings and maintains application availability
  • Provides ability to handle unexpected workload peaks by sharing resources
  • Enables consolidation of multiple AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads
Mainframe-inspired availability features
  • Better customer satisfaction due to improved application availability
  • Get more work done with less disruption to your business
  • Faster repair when required due to sophisticated system diagnostics
Nondisruptive growth options
  • Enables your system to change with your business without forcing everything to stop
  • Aligns expense with usage without sacrificing performance or future growth options
Frugal EnergyScale™ technology
  • Helps lower energy costs without sacrificing performance or business flexibility
  • Allows business to continue operations when energy is limited
Innovative Active Memory™ Expansion
  • Enables more work to be performed with existing resources
  • Partition level control enables flexibility and optimization for workload
Broad business application support
  • Allows clients the flexibility to select the right application to meet their needs
  • Helps keep you in the mainstream and off the bleeding edge


Configuration Options Per building block System maximum
Processors 16 x 3.8 GHz POWER7+ processor cores or
12 x 4.2 GHz POWER7+ processor cores
64 x 3.8 GHz POWER7+ processor cores or
48 x 4.2 GHz POWER7+ processor cores
Sockets Four Sixteen
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB L2 cache per core 256 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB L3 cache per core (eDRAM) 10 MB L3 cache per core (eDRAM)
Enterprise Memory Up to 1 TB of 1066 MHz DDR3
Active Memory Expansion
Up to 4 TB of 1066 MHz DDR3
Active Memory Expansion
Integrated SAS bays for
Solid State Drives (SSD) or
Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
Up to six SFF SAS drive bays Up to 24 SFF SAS drive bays
Integrated media bays One slimline for SATA DVD-RAM Four slimline for SATA DVD-RAMs
Integrated PCI adapter slots Six PCIe Gen2 slots 24 PCIe Gen2 slots
Integrated multifunction card Up to one per enclosure:
  • Dual 10 Gb + Dual 1 Gb
Up to four per system:
  • Dual 10 Gb + Dual 1 Gb
Integrated SAS controllers Two SAS DASD/SSD controllers
One SATA media controller
Eight SAS DASD/SSD controllers
Four SATA media controllers
Other integrated ports Three USB; two HMC; two SPCN Nine USB; four HMC; four SPCN
GX slots (12X) Two Eight
Expansion features (optional – operating system dependencies)
I/O expansion Up to 4 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Up to 8 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers
Up to 16 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Up to 32 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers
High-bandwidth PCI adapters 6 Gigabit SAS
8 Gigabit Fibre Channel
10 Gigabit Ethernet
10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
40 Gigabit QDR
Other PCI adapters supported SAS, Fibre Channel, Ethernet, SCSI, WAN/Async, USB, Crypto, iSCSI
PowerVM virtualization technologies
POWER Hypervisor™ LPAR, Dynamic LPAR; Virtual LAN (Memory to memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Standard Edition (optional) Micropartitioning with up to 20 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools; Virtual I/O Server; Shared Dedicated Capacity
PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional) PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM)1 and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)2
RAS features Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chipkill memory
Memory DRAM sparing
ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
Redundant service processors with automatic failover3
Redundant system clocks with dynamic failover3
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug/blind-swap PCI slots
Hot-add I/O drawers
Hot-plug power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor deallocation
Dynamic deallocation of logical partitions and PCI bus slots
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Active Memory Mirroring (optional)
Capacity on Demand features (optional) Processor and/or Memory CUoD
Elastic Processor and/or Memory CoD
Trial Processor and/or Memory CoD
Utility CoD
Operating systems AIX, IBM i and Linux for Power5
Power requirements Operating voltage: 200 V ac to 240 V ac
Power consumption: 1,925 watts maximum per enclosure
System dimensions Power 770 rack drawer building block:
6.9 in. H (4U) × 19.0 in. W × 34.0 in. D (174 mm × 483 mm × 863 mm)
Weight 155 lbs (70.3 kg)6
Warranty (limited) Nine hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next business day for one year at no additional cost; onsite for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.