IBM Power System S812L and S822L


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

Power Systems: Innovation to put data to work

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 (DC) 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:

Feature Benefits
SMT8 Improve system performance by increasing the throughput of workloads with large or frequently changing working sets, such as database servers and Web servers by:
Java Code Optimization w/HW Assist
Transactional memory
Efficient power management
Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Gen3
On-chip and In-core cryptography
Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface**
PowerKVM: Open Source Server Virtualization alternative for POWER8 Power scale-out Linux Servers
PowerVM SR-IOV Adapter and POWER8 Hardware Support**
PowerVP provides real time performance monitoring to pinpoint performance bottlenecks and relate them to specific virtualized workloads
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 gigahertz (GHz), 10-core 3.42 GHz or 12-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor cards
Level 2 (L2) cache 512 kilobyte (KB) L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 8 megabyte (MB) L3 cache per core
Level 4 (L4) cache 16 MB per dual inline memory module (DIMM)
Memory Min/Max 16 gigabyte (GB),32 GB and 64 GB 1600 megahertz (MHz) double data rate-3 (DDR3) module
16 GB/512 GB (S812L) 32 GB/1 terabyte (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 serial attached SCSI (SAS) controller Standard redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 0,5,6,10. Optional: 7200 MB cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slots One x8 peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) local area network (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
Up to two CAPI adapters per processor socket installed
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
Reliability, availability and serviceability (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; Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 09:00 to 17:00 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

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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.