angry tapir writes: "BM has released new systems based on its Power7 processors, including a Unix server for large enterprises that scales to 256 cores. The Power 795 is IBM's biggest Unix server to date. It's aimed at companies that run large-scale database applications or want to consolidate multiple Unix or Linux workloads onto a single system using IBM's PowerVM virtualization software."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.