IBM Power System S814

Open technology server for mid-sized business solutions


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, IBM Power Systems deliver the foundation for organisations to bring insight to the point of impact up to 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of Data Centre (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 can help you:

Feature Benefits
SMT8 Improves system performance by increasing the throughput of workloads with large or frequently changing working sets, such as database servers and Web servers by providing the:
Java Code Optimisation 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 virtualised workloads
System configurations Model 8286-41A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One 4-core 3.02 gigahertz (GHz) POWER8 processor card (rack and tower) or
One 6-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor card (rack and tower) or
One 8-core 3.72 GHz POWER8 processor card (rack only)
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 One, two or four 16 gigabyte (GB) 1600 megahertz (MHz) double data rate-3 (DDR3) module (4- core configuration only)
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 module, 16/1024 GB (for 6-core or 8-core configuration)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 gigabytes per second (GBps) per socket
Storage and I/O
Standard backplane Eight (4-core) or twelve (6- or 8-core) small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/SSD
With dual IOA higher function backplane 18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD (6- or 8-core only)
Media bays One slimline DVD
Integrated serial attached SCSI (SAS) controller Standard redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 0,5,6,10. optional: 7200 MB cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slots One x8 PCIe slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN available for client use
Seven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: two x16 plus five PCIe Gen3 x 8
Up to two CAPI adapters
I/O bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer 1
Power, reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), System Software, Physical Characteristics and Warranty
Power supply Tower: 100 V to 240 V; Rack: 100 V to 240 V
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chipkill memory
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 Rack: 427.5 W x 173 H x 750.5 D mm
Tower: 328.5 W x 522 H x 751.7 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.

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