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 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of data centre technology with innovation designed to drive faster and more efficient data-centric applications required for today’s smarter enterprise.

With new innovations, Power Systems provide the ability to:

  • Gain faster insights with the POWER8 processor and smart acceleration enabled by CAPI technologies such as accelerators for key workloads
  • Achieve lower latency and smaller footprint with CAPI Flash
  • Move data in and out of systems more quickly with twice the memory and I/O expansion
  • Achieve greater speed and efficiency for database, transactional and other highly multi-threaded applications with transactional memory supported by 50 percent more cores and 2x the number of simultaneous threads per core

Accelerate your algorithms

The Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface, exclusive to POWER8, enables customised compute solutions as well as offerings such as the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL

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Lower TCA for applications

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New systems raise the performance bar


  • Ideal for consolidation of multiple applications and infrastructure workloads in a virtualised environment, bringing together business transaction processing with infrastructure for social and mobile solutions
  • Consolidation of UNIX and x86 Linux workloads
  • Gain faster insights with the IBM® POWER8™ processor and smart acceleration enabled by Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technologies
  • Reduce energy consumption utilising advanced energy control


System configurations Model 8284-22A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One or two 6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
One or two 8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
One or two 10-core 3.42 GHz POWER8 processor cards
Level 2 (L2) cache 512 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 8 MB L3 cache per core
Level 4 (L4) cache 16 MB per DIMM
Memory Min/Max 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 module
16 to 512 GB (1S) 32 to 1 TB (2S)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 GBps per socket
Storage and I/O
Standard backplane 12 SFF Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SDD)
With dual IOA higher function backplane 8 SFF HDD/SSD plus 6 1.8-inch bays for SSD
Media bays One slimline DVD
Integrated SAS Controller Standard 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 Gb Ethernet LAN available for client use
Nine PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance:
four x16 plus five PCIe Gen3 x8
Two CAPI adapters per processor module
I/O bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer 1
Power, RAS, system software, physical characteristics and warranty
Power supply 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 PCI slots
Operating systems AIX and Linux on POWER
System dimensions 427.5 W x 86.5 H x747.5 D mm
Warranty 3 year limited warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), next business day 9x5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

Performance data

Power Systems: open innovation to put data to work. The benchmark and performance data below demonstrate how IBM solutions can be optimised for a wide variety of workloads, each one providing you with performance you can count on.

Multiuser performance
Technology Cores GHz Cache L1 (KB) Cache L2/L3/L4 (MB) rPerf ST* rPerf SMT2* rPerf SMT4* rPerf SMT8*
POWER8 6 3.8 32/64 3/48/128 59.9 86.9 112.9 120.8
POWER8 8 4.1 32/64 4/64/128 82.3 119.3 155.1 N/A
POWER8 10 3.4 32/64 5/80/128 88.2 127.8 166.2 177.8
POWER8 12 3.8 32/64 6/96/256 116.8 169.4 220.2 235.6
POWER8 16 4.1 32/64 8/128/256 160.4 232.7 302.4 N/A
POWER8 20 3.4 32/64 10/160/256 171.9 249.3 324 346.7

For details on these and all other benchmarks published by IBM Power Systems, see the Power Systems Performance Report (US).

The benchmarks and values shown herein were derived using particular, well configured, development-level computer systems. Actual system performance may vary and is dependent upon many factors including system hardware configuration and software design and configuration. Additional information about these benchmarks and associated trademarks (US).

Power S822 virtual tour

The Power S822 server is a two-socket server offering 6, 8 or 10 POWER8™ cores in a dense, 2U rack-optimised form factor.

Innovations and performance enhancements

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