IBM Power System S814

Open technology server for mid-sized business solutions

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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:
JavaCode 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 kilobytes (KB) L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 8 megabytes (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) DDR3 module (4- core configuration only)
16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB 1600 MHz double data rate-3 (DDR3) module, 16/512 GB (for 6-core or 8-core configuration)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 gigabyte 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 Included one x8 PCIe slots must contain a 4-port 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) local area network (LAN) available for client use
Seven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: two x16 plus five PCIe Gen3 x 8
One CAPI adapter
I/O bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Power, Reliability, Availabilty and Serviceability (RAS), System Software, Physical Characteristics and Warranty
Power supply Tower: 100 V to 240 V; Rack: 200 V to 240 V
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chipkill memory
Error Correcting Code (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 peripheral component interconnect (PCI) slots
Operating systems* 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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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analysing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organisations 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 organisations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualisation, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimised results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimised for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

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Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.