New innovation brings faster insight to the point of impact for today’s data hungry applications

Built with innovation that puts data to work, IBM Power Systems™ deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation designed to drive the faster, more efficient data-centric applications required in today’s smarter enterprise.

With new innovations, Power Systems provide the ability to:

  • Gain faster insights with the POWER8 processor and smart acceleration enabled by CAPI technologies such as accelerators for key workloads
  • Achieve lower latency and smaller footprint with CAPI Flash
  • Move data in and out of systems more quickly with twice the memory and I/O expansion
  • Achieve greater speed and efficiency for database, transactional and other highly multi-threaded applications with transactional memory supported by 50 percent more cores and 2x the number of simultaneous threads per core

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Optimized for Big Data & Analytics, the Power Systems Linux servers provide the ideal foundation for scale-out data and cloud environments in a compact 2U package

  • Gain faster insights with the IBM® POWER8™ processor and smart acceleration enabled by Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technologies
  • Choice of Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) or Ubuntu Server
  • Choice between industry recognized enterprise virtualization with PowerVM® or open virtualization with PowerKVM™
  • Reduce energy consumption utilizing advanced energy control


System configurations Model 8247-21L and 8247-22L
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors S812L: One 10-core 3.42 GHz or 12-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor card
S822L: Two 8-core 4.15 GHz, 10-core 3.42 GHz or 12-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor cards
Level 2 (L2) cache 512 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 8 MB L3 cache per core
Level 4 (L4) cache 16 MB per DIMM
Memory Min/Max 16 GB,32 GB and 64 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 module
16 GB/512 GB (S812L) 32 GB/1 TB (S822L)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 GB/s per socket
System Unit Storage and I/O
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Drive (SDD) bays in system unit Standard: 12 small form factor (SFF) or 8 SFF Plus optional 6 1.8-inch SSD bays§
Media bays One slimline DVD
Integrated SAS controller Standard RAID 0,5,6,10. Optional: 7200 MB cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slots Included one x8 PCIe slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gb Ethernet LAN available for client use
S812L: Six PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: Two x16 plus four PCIe Gen3 x 8
S822L: Nine PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: Four x16 plus five PCIe Gen3 x 8
Two CAPI adapters per processor module
I/O Bandwidth 96 GB/s per socket
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer S812L: 1 ; S822L: 1
Power supply S812L: 100 V to 240 V; S822L: 200 V to 240 V
RAS features Live partition mobility
Machine check error handling
Alternate Processor Recovery
Concurrent firmware update
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug concurrent maintenance PCIe slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor deallocation
Operating System
Operating systems* Linux on POWER
Physical Characteristics
System dimensions 427.5 W x 86.5 H x 747.5 D mm (2U in. 19-inch rack)
Warranty 3 year limited warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9x5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

Power S812L and S822L virtual tour

The Power S812L and S822L systems are open technology servers for scale-out infrastructure optimized for Linux workloads like big data and next generation Java application server. It is an ideal server for clients running cloud, and SaaS environments with differentiation for data centric workloads.

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Accelerate your algorithms

The Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface, exclusive to POWER8, enables customized compute solutions as well as offerings such as the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL

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Maximizing capacity, minimizing costs

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Extreme performance for demanding workloads: genomics, finance, oil and gas, high performance data analytics, and more

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