Power scale-out/Linux servers


IBM Power System S812L and S822L

Processor cores S812L: one 10 or 12-core
S822L: two 10 or 12-core
POWER8 processor
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.42 GHz (10 core) or
3.02 GHz (12 core)
System memory (Min/Max) 512 GB for S812L, 1 TB for S822L
Internal storage (Min/Max) Support up to 12 small form factor bays for HardDiskDrive/SolidStateDrive with Standard Backplane
8 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 6 1.8-inch bays for SSD with dual controller / write cache
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    IBM Power Systems™ push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation, designed to drive data-centric applications faster and more efficiently, as required for today’s smarter enterprise.

    IBM Power Systems Linux based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S812L and S822L servers based on POWER8™ processors deliver superior throughput of x86 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 superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. Designed to empower the ecosystem of open source development, these new systems support an increased Linux OS ecosystem (Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical) and have added support for open source virtualization technology with the announcement of PowerKVM.


IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server

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) 32 GB / 256 GB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 293 GB / 5.4 TB
Performance (rPerf range)***  
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    The IBM PowerLinux™ 7R1 server is a 1-socket server supporting 4-core, 6-core or 8-core POWER7+™ processor modules and is designed specifically as an economical foundation for emerging and traditional scale-out workloads. IBM PowerLinux workload optimized solutions, each tuned to a specific task, are affordable for businesses of all sizes. IBM PowerLinux 7R1 server implements Light Path diagnostics and offers innovative workload-optimizing and energy management capabilities that can deliver additional performance and performance per watt to improve return on hardware and software investments.


IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server

Sockets 2
Processor cores 16-core POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 16-core 3.6 GHz (2 × 8-core) or
16-core 4.2 GHz (2 × 8-core)
System memory (Min/Max) 32 GB / 512 GB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 293 GB / 5.4 TB
Performance (rPerf range)***  
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    The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server is a 2-socket server supporting 16-core POWER7+ processor modules and is designed specifically as an economical foundation for emerging and traditional scale-out workloads. IBM PowerLinux workload optimized solutions, each tuned to a specific task, are affordable for businesses of all sizes. IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server implements Light Path diagnostics and offers innovative workload-optimizing and energy management capabilities that can deliver additional performance and performance per watt to improve return on hardware and software investments.


IBM PowerLinux 7R4 server

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Sockets 4
Processor cores POWER7+
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.5 GHz
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 5.4 TB with 900 GB HDD
Performance (rPerf range)***  
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    The PowerLinux 7R4 server is a 4-socket server supporting 32 cores, using POWER7+ processors. The outstanding performance, capacity, energy efficiency and virtualization capabilities make it ideal for data intense workloads. The PowerLinux 7R4 server offers Linux operating systems from Red Hat or SUSE that can fulfill your requirements while using POWER7+ technology provides innovation that sets your business apart from the competition.

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Cognitive computing is 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.

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.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM 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.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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