Discover OpenPOWER LC servers

Get the flexibility you need for seamless datacenter and cloud integration while achieving new insights faster through acceleration. OpenPOWER servers are different by design – engineered at every level to be more powerful and open than anything else you can get. You don’t have to rip and replace your existing infrastructure to transform your business, just put your most data intensive analytics workloads on the servers that were born to run them.

Servers born to run data intensive analytic workloads

Solve data-intensive business challenges

Faster insights for data intensive deployments like supply chain optimization, agile asset management, fraud prevention and enterprise data management.

Drive datacenter efficiency

Compatible with your existing datacenter and superior price-performance for data analytics workloads.

Speed up innovation

Get the accelerated insights you need to disrupt your industry—without disrupting your business.

Storage-rich offerings for Spark, Hadoop and big data workloads

IBM Power System S812LC

Experience the advantages of running your Hadoop, Java, open-source and industry applications on a platform designed and optimized for data and Linux.

IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data

This storage-rich, high data throughput server design was built on open standards to meet the big data workloads of today—and grow with your needs for tomorrow.

S812LC


  • Higher memory capacity and bandwidth per socket
  • IDEHS solution
  • 1-socket, 2U
  • Up to 10 cores (2.9-3.3Ghz)
  • 1 TB memory (32 DIMMs)
  • 115 GB/sec sustained memory bandwidth
  • 12x 3.5” drives, 72TB storage
  • 4 PCIe slots, 2 CAPI enabled
  • Default 3 yr 9x5 warranty 100% CRU

S822LC for Big Data


  • Improved compute density (with 2nd socket)
  • Increased storage capacity and drive size diversity
  • Adds GPU capabilities
  • 2-socket, 2U
  • Up to 20 cores (2.9-3.3Ghz)
  • 512 GB memory (16 DIMMs)
  • 115 GB/sec max sustained memory bandwidth
  • 12 3.5” SATA drives, 96 TB storage
  • 5 PCIe slots, 2 CAPI enabled
  • 2 Nvidia K80 GPU capable
  • Default 3 yr 9x5 warranty 100% CRU
  • DDR4

Compute intensive solutions for cloud and HPC workloads

IBM Power System S821LC

Compute-intensive workloads can now benefit from two POWER8 processors in a 1U form factor. This server delivers the density your business needs for virtualization, database, and HPC deployments.

IBM Power System S822LC for Commercial Computing

Open standards-based system that provides flexible deployment options for hybrid cloud, big data, and business-critical applications.

S821LC


  • Improved compute density with 1U form factor
  • 2-socket, 1U
  • Up to 20 cores (2.9-3.3Ghz)
  • 512 GB memory (16 DIMMs)
  • 115 GB/sec max sustained memory bandwidth
  • 4x3.5” SATA drives, 32 TB storage
  • 2 PCIe slots, 1 CAPI enabled
  • 1 Nvidia K80 GPU capable
  • Default 3 yr 9x5 warranty 100% CRU
  • DDR4

S822LC for Commercial Computing


  • Higher memory capacity and bandwidth per socket
  • 2-socket, 2U
  • Up to 20 cores (2.9-3.3Ghz)
  • 1 TB memory (32 DIMMs)
  • 230 GB/sec sustained memory bandwidth
  • 2x SFF (HDD/SSD), 2 TB storage
  • 5 PCIe slots, 4 CAPI enabled,IB add-in
  • Up to 2 Nvidia K80 GPU capable
  • Default 3 yr 9x5 warranty 100% CRU

Next Wave of Acceleration:
Breakthrough performance for your GPU accelerated applications

IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing

Experience unprecedented performance and application gains with the new POWER8 with NVLink—delivering 2.8X the CPU-GPU bandwidth compared to x86 based systems.

How businesses benefit from OpenPOWER LC servers

Reduce IT costs with EnterpriseDB on POWER8

Gain datacenter efficiency without compromising capabilities for 2X performance per core on POWER8 vs. x86.