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IBM Power System S822

Processor cores One or two 6-core or
One or two 8-core or
One or two 10-core
POWER8 processors
Clock rates (Min/Max) 3.89 GHz (6-core) or
4.15 GHz (8-core) or
3.42 GHz (10-core)
System memory (Min/Max) Up to 1 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) 8 small form factor (SFF) Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SDD) plus 6 1.8-inch bays for SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane
Performance (rPerf range)*** 59.9 / 346.7
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    IBM 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 S822 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 increased 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 processors
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 1024 GB (6- or 8-core configuration)
Internal storage (Min/Max) 8 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD) (4- core configuration only)
12 SFF HDD/SSD with standard backplane (6 -or 8-core configuration)
18 SFF HDD/SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane (6-or 8- core configuration)
Performance (rPerf range)*** 33.2 / 143.9
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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, the S814 delivers 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 S814 delivers unprecedented performance.


IBM Power System S824

Processor cores One or two 6-core or
One or two 8-core or
Two 12-core
POWER8 processors
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 2 TB
Internal storage (Min/Max) Up to 18 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD) plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD if with dual IOA higher function backplane
Performance (rPerf range)*** 82.3 / 421.8
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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 increased 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.


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