IBM POWER Servers: Power8 & Power7+ Servers

IBM  Power Series Servers


SPECTRA buys and sells used and refurbished IBM Power 8 and Power 7+ Servers.  We carry a full line of  complete Power Servers and parts, for both AIX systems, and System I (iseries, AS/400) operating systems.

We guarantee our systems for a minimum of 90 days, with live tech support on most models.

IBM Power 8 processors began shipping Oct. 2014, designed to compete with Intel’s X86 architecture. It is the latest and greatest from IBM.

The IBM POWER7+ processor serves up new and unique innovations to continue the leadership performance that now serves as the industry standard. The improved performance with POWER7+ enables clients to get more processing power with fewer processors, resulting in lower per-core software licensing costs, as compared to Power 7.

The POWER7 multiprocessor architecture was a substantial change from the POWER6 design, focusing on power efficiency through multiple cores. The POWER6 architecture was built for frequencies (at the cost of efficiency) and achieved a remarkable 5 GHz.

Legacy: IBM formerly had 2 midrange hardware lines: Servers from the AS/400 family, and the POWER-based servers from the RS/6000 family running AIX and Linux. In 2008, IBM merged the two lines of servers under “Power Systems”, with identical hardware and a choice of operating systems. In 2010, IBM announced new models with the new POWER7 microprocessor.

Would you like to buy or sell used IBM Power8 or Power7 servers?

Since 1982, Spectra is your global source for used, new and refurbished IBM POWER servers.

If you can’t find the IBM equipment you need, please call us at (714) 970-7000 to determine current availability. For quickest response, please complete the buy/sell form on the right.