Power scale-out servers


IBM Power System S822

Processor cores One or two 6-core or
One or two 10-core
POWER8 processor
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.89 GHz (6-core) or
3.42 GHz (10-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 8 SFF HardDiskDrive/SolidStateDisk plus 6 1.8-inch bays for SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane
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    IBM newest Power System S822 is designed for mid-sized business solutions. With a strong commitment to optimizing AIX® workloads, these new systems deliver better the performance of our prior generation of systems and additionally offer unmatched price/performance value for integrated Linux applications. IBM Power Systems™ based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S2400 server based on POWER8™ processors deliver superior throughput of Intel 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 deliver superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. For Java™ workloads the new systems deliver unprecedented performance.


IBM Power System S814

Processor cores One 4-core (rack and tower) or
One 6-core (rack and tower) or
One 8-Core (rack only)
POWER8 processor
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.02 GHz (4-core or 6-core)
3.72 GHz (8-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 64 GB (4-core configuration)
Up to 512 GB (6- or 8-core configuration)
Internal storage (Min/Max) 8 SFF bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD) (4- core configuration only)
12 SFF HDD/SDD with standard backplane (6 -or 8-core configuration)
18 SFF HDD/SDD if with dual IOA higher function backplane (6 -or 8-core configuration)
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    IBM Power System S814 is designed for mid-sized business solutions. With a strong commitment to optimizing IBM AIX and IBM i workloads, these new systems deliver better the performance compared to our prior generation of systems and additionally offer unmatched price/performance value for integrated Linux applications. IBM Power Systems based 1-socket and 2-socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. For customers deploying advanced analytics, IBM Power can now deliver superior response time for sorting and querying unstructured big data sets and deliver superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics compared to competing solutions built on x86. For Java workloads the new systems deliver unprecedented performance.


IBM Power System S824

Processor cores One or two 6-core or
One or two 8-core or
Two 12-core
POWER8 processor
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.89 GHz (6-core) or
4.08 GHz (8- core) or
3.52 GHz (12 core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 18 SFF bays for Hard Disk Drive/SolidStateDisk plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane
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    Power S824 server is designed to put data to work. With a strong commitment to optimizing AIX and IBM i workloads, these new systems deliver better the performance of our prior generation of systems and additionally offer unmatched price/performance value for integrated Linux applications. IBM Power Systems based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S824 server based on POWER8 processors deliver superior throughput of Intel 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 deliver superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. For Java workloads the new systems deliver unprecedented performance.


Sockets 1
Processor cores 4-, 6- or 8-core POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 4-core 3.6 GHz or
6-core 4.2 GHz or
8-core 4.2 GHz
System memory (Min/Max) 8 GB / 256 GB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 139 GB / 5.4 TB
Performance (rPerf range)*** 45.13 / 115.5
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    The Power® 710 Express server is a 1-socket server supporting 4-core, 6-core or 8-core POWER7+™ processor modules in a dense 2U rack-optimized form factor. Easy to buy, deploy and manage, the Power 710 Express server offers outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency as an infrastructure or application server. The Power 710 Express server implements Light Path diagnostics and offers a choice of AIX®, IBM i or Linux operating system while offering innovative workload-optimizing and energy management capabilities that can deliver additional performance and performance per watt to improve return on hardware and software investments.


Sockets 1
Processor cores 4-, 6- or 8-core POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 4-core, 6-core or 8-core - 3.6 GHz
System memory (Min/Max) 8 GB / 512 GB1
Internal storage (Min/Max) 139 GB / 7.2 TB
Performance (rPerf range)*** 45.13 / 102.4
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    The Power 720 Express server is a 1-socket server supporting 4-core, 6-core or 8-core POWER7+ processor modules in a flexible rack-optimized or tower form factor. The leading-edge RAS and diagnostic capabilities make it an ideal distributed application, small consolidation server, or a complete integrated business system utilizing the IBM i operating system. The Power 720 Express is designed to deliver outstanding business value to small and midsized businesses while meeting the needs of mission-critical applications. This highly flexible, available and easy-to-manage server can enable you to focus on running your business utilizing a proven solution from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems.


Sockets 2
Processor cores 8-, 12- or 16-core POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 8-core 4.3 GHz (2 × 4-core) or
12-core 4.2 GHz (2 × 6-core) or
16-core 3.6 GHz (2 × 8-core) or
16-core 4.2 GHz (2 × 8-core)
System memory (Min/Max) 8 GB / 512 GB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 139 GB / 5.4 TB
Performance (rPerf range)*** 86.66 / 223.1
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    The Power 730 Express server is a two-socket server offering 8, 12 or 16 POWER7+ cores in a dense, 2U rack-optimized form factor. The Power 730 Express server is a high-performance, reliable and energy-efficient server fueled by the outstanding performance of the POWER7+ processor supporting a choice of AIX, IBM i or Linux operating systems. Combine that performance and operating system support with industrial-strength PowerVM® and the workload-optimizing capabilities available with the POWER7+ processor and you’re now ready to run multiple application and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment while driving higher utilization and reducing costs.


Sockets 1 or 2
Processor cores 6-, 8-, 12- or 16-core POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 6-core – 4.2 GHz or
8-core – 3.6 GHz or
8-core – 4.2 GHz or
12-core – 4.2 GHz (2 × 6-core) or
16-core – 3.6 GHz (2 × 8-core) or
16-core – 4.2 GHz (2 × 8-core)
System memory (Min/Max) 8 GB / 1024 GB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 139 GB / 7.2 TB
Performance (rPerf range)*** 48.33 / 223.1
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    The Power 740 Express server is a 1- or 2-socket server supporting 6, 8, 12 or 16 POWER7+ cores in a flexible rack-optimized form factor. The Power 740 offers large memory capacity, outstanding performance of the POWER7+ processor, industrial-strength virtualization and workload-optimizing capabilities for small-to-midsize database servers and consolidation of virtualized application servers. These capabilities combined with proven solutions from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems can enable companies to get the most out of their systems by increasing utilization and performance while reducing costs.


IBM Power 750 Express

Sockets 1 to 4
Processor cores POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.5 GHz / 4.0 GHz
System memory (Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Max) Up to 5.4 TB with 900 GB HDD
Performance (rPerf range)*** 52.9 / 397.7
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    The Power 750 Express server is a 1- to 4-socket server supporting up to 32 cores using POWER7+ processor modules. The IBM Power 750 Express server is designed to deliver outstanding business value with leadership performance, choice of AIX, IBM i or Linux operating systems, and proven virtualization capabilities of PowerVM. Whether you need a reliable and efficient server consolidation platform or a high performing multiapplication or database server, the Power 750 Express server can fulfill your requirements while using technology that provides innovation that sets your business apart from the competition.


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IBM Power 730 Express

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IBM Power 740 Express

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IBM Power 750 Express

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