IBM Power System S824

Open technology server for faster insights from data


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, 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 (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 provide the ability to:

Feature Benefits
SMT8 Improve system performance by increasing the throughput of workloads with large or frequently changing working sets, such as database servers and Web servers by
Java Code Optimisation w/HW Assist
Transactional memory
Efficient power management
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 8286-42A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One or Two 6-core 3.89 gigahertz (GHz) POWER8 processor cards or
One or Two 8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
Two 12-core 3.52 GHz POWER8 processor cards
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 16 gigabytes (GB), 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB 1600 megahertz (MHz) double data rate-3 DDR3 module, 32 to 1 terabyte (TB) (1S) 32 to 2 TB (2S)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 gigabytes per second (GBps) per socket
Storage and I/O
Standard backplane 12 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD)
With dual IOA higher function backplane 18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD
Media bays One slim line 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 peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN available for client use
Eleven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: four x16 plus seven PCIe Gen3 x 8
Up to two CAPI adapters per processor socket installed
I/O Bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer 2
Power, reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), system software and physical characteristics and warranty
Power supply 100 V to 240 V
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chip kill 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 (OS)* AIX, IBM i and Linux on POWER
System dimensions 427.5 W x 173 H x 750.5 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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