IBM Power System E980

Alta Technologies buys & sells new, used, and refurbished IBM Power Systems E980 Servers and upgrades. Whether you need a fully configured system or simply require a feature or part, we carry a broad array of IBM Power System Server hardware, including the E980 model. 

We offer new, refurbished, and used IBM servers, and we also buy your excess equipment.

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IBM E980 Information

The IBM Power System E980 is one of the most powerful, reliable, secure server systems powered by an innovative Power9 scalable processor. 

The E980 is a high-end server that is excellent for a world-class private or hybrid cloud infrastructure as a foundation. It enables you to power large-scale and mission-critical applications with data transformation that you need into a competitive advantage. With the flexibility of the IBM Power System E980, you can not just build an extensive cloud infrastructure but an infrastructure with tighter security, rapid scalability, proven reliability, and simplified management & maintenance. 

Featuring innovative features like built-in IBM PowerVM™ virtualization, massive throughput, and colossal memory, the Power System E980 is a solution tailored to your enterprise-specific requirements and ready to deploy!


  • Enhance performance with 4X more threads per core in POWER9 vs. x86.
  • Slash time-to-insight with up to 64 TB of buffered DDR4 memory.
  • Simplify cloud deployment with PowerVC™ & built-in IBM PowerVM™ Enterprise.
  • Industry-leading reliability with better than five-nines uptime.
  • Respond rapidly & simply to dynamic business needs with Capacity on Demand.
  • Lower TCO with Power Enterprise Pools to share resources/balance workloads.
  • Protect data at rest and in motion with accelerated encryption on the chip.

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IBM E980 Specifications

Server Type: 4U IBM Power System Rack Server

Configuration Options: One System Node or System Maximum

Processors: Up to 4 or 16x Power9 Modules (Core options:8,10,11,12) with 512K (L2) or 10MB (L3) Cache/core or 120MB (L3 shared) & 128GB (L4) Cache/processor

Processor-to-Memory Bandwidth: Up to 230 GB/s 

Drives: Up to 4 or 16 NVMe U.2 drive slots

NVMe Enterprise Devices: 11x 6.4TB devices with NVMe data storage of 70.4MB

Memory: Up to 32 or 128 CDIMMs Slots (Fully Expandable up to 16 TB or 64TB buffered DDR4)

I/O Slots: Up to 8 or 32 x16 Gen 4 PCIe

USB Ports: USB 3.0 per Node (x2 or 5) + USB 3.0 in System Control Unit (x1)

Power Supply: PowerVM Enterprise integrated

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