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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, 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 faster and more efficient data-centric applications required for 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
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 8284-22A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One or Two 6-core 3.89 gigahertz (GHz) POWER8 processor card or
One or Two 8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 processor card or
Two 12-core 3.52 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 MHz double data rate-3 (DDR3) module, 32 to 512 GB (1S) 32 to 1 terabyte (TB) (2S)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 gigabytes per second (GBps) per socket
Storage and input/output (I/O)
Standard backplane 12 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD)
With dual input/output adapter (IOA) higher function backplane 18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD
Media bays One slim line DVD
Integrated SAS Controller Standard redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 0,5,6,10. Optional: 7200 MB† cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slots Included 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
Eleven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: four x16 plus seven PCIe Gen3 x 8
One CAPI adapter per processor card
I/O Bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Power, reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), system software and physical characteristics and warranty
Power supply 100 V to 240 V
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chip kill memory
Error correcting code (ECC) L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug concurrent maintenance PCIe slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic processor deallocation
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Operating systems (OS)* AIX, IBM i and Linux on POWER
System dimensions 427.5 W x 173 H x 750.5 D mm
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.

Hardware

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.

System software

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.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.

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.