IBM is busy showing off how its hot new POWER7-based Power Systems not only produce excellent performance -- it's also boasting how a Power 780 can slash database licensing and maintenance costs by using fewer, energy-efficient cores.   Using a sliver of its total, 64-core processing power, IBM says its Power 780 system has become the first server to deliver more than 1.2 million transactions-per-minute on only eight cores, according to Transaction Processing Performance Council results on ...

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