Power scale-out/Linux servers


IBM Power System S812LC

Processor cores One 8-core or 10-core POWER8 processor
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.32 GHz (8-core) or
2.92 GHz (10-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 14 large form factor (LFF) (3.5")
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    The IBM Power System S812LC server with IBM POWER8 processor in a dense, 2U rack-optimized form factor. The Power S812LC server is an open technology server for scale out infrastructure optimized for Linux workloads. It is an ideal server for clients running big data, industry applications and LAMP.


IBM Power System S822LC for commercial computing

Processor cores Two 8-core or 10-core POWER8 processors
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.32 GHz (8-core) or
2.92 GHz (10-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 2 SFF (2.5")
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    IBM Power System S822LC is designed to deliver superior performance and throughput for high-value Linux workloads, such as industry applications, big data and LAMP. In addition, the Power S822LC can scale from a single rack to hundreds.


IBM Power System S822LC for high performance computing

Processor cores Two 8-core or 10-core POWER8 processors
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.32 GHz (8-core) or
2.92 GHz (10-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 2 SFF (2.5")
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    The IBM Power System S822LC is built on industry standards and incorporates innovation from the OpenPOWER Foundation, the Power S822LC delivers high application performance and throughput based on its built-for-big-data architecture.


IBM Power System S812L and S822L

Processor cores S812L: one 10 or 12-core
S822L: two 10 or 12-core
POWER8 processor
S812L: One 10- or 12-core POWER8 processors
S822L: Two 8-, 10- or 12-core POWER8 processors
Clock rates (Min/Max) 4.15 GHz ( 8-core ),
3.42 GHz (10-core) or
3.02 GHz (12-core)
System memory (Min/Max) 512 GB for S812L, 1 TB for S822L
Internal storage (Min/Max) Support up to 12 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Drive(SSD) with Standard Backplane 8 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 6 1.8-inch bays for SSD with dual controller / write cache
(SSD is not available for S812L)
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    IBM Power Systems™ push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation, designed to drive data-centric applications faster and more efficiently, as required for today’s smarter enterprise.

    IBM Power Systems Linux based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S812L and S822L servers based on POWER8™ processors deliver superior throughput of x86 based offerings for comparable workloads and provide superior economics for scale-out deployments. For customers looking to deploy advanced analytics, Power can now deliver superior response time for sorting and querying unstructured big data sets, and increased number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. Designed to empower the ecosystem of open source development, these new systems support an increased Linux OS ecosystem (Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical) and have added support for open source virtualization technology with the announcement of PowerKVM.


IBM Power System S824L (with NVIDIA technology)

Processor cores (with GPU installed) Two 10-core or two 12-core POWER8 processors
Processor (available when no GPU installed and run on PowerVM) One or two 8-core or
Two 12-core
POWER8 processors
Clock rates (Min/Max) (with GPU installed) 3.42 GHz (10-core) or
3.02 GHz (12-core)
Clock rates (when no GPU installed and run on PowerVM) 4.15 GHz (8-core) or
3.52 GHz (12-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 2 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 12 SFF (2.5”)
Internal storage (available when no GPU installed and run on PowerVM) Up to 18 SFF bays for Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Disk plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane
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    The IBM Power System S824L server is the first Power Systems server designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters such as NVIDIA GPUs. This server delivers a new class of technology that maximizes performance and efficiency for all types of technical compute and high performance analytics workloads as well as Java and big data applications.


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To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionize the way IT is developed and delivered, optimize for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

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