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 organizations to bring insight to the point of impact up to 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center 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:

  • Gain faster insights with the IBM POWER8™ processor and smart acceleration enabled by Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (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 customized compute solutions as well as offerings such as the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL

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POWER8 scale-out advantage

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System configurations Model 8286-41A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One 4-core 3.02 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 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 One, two or four 16 GB 1600 MHz 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
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 GBps per socket
Storage and I/O
With Standard backplane Ten (4-core) or twelve (6- or 8-core) small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD)
With dual IOA higher function backplane Ten (4-core) or 18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD (6- or 8-core only)
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
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
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer 1
Power, 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* 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; 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 optimized 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 4 3 32/64 2/48/128 33.2 48.1 62.5 66.9
POWER8 6 3 32/64 3/48/128 48.3 70.1 91.1 97.5
POWER8 8 3.7 32/64 4/64/128 71.4 103.5 134.5 143.9

IBM i Multiuser Performance
Technology Cores GHz CPW**
POWER8 4 3.02 39500
POWER8 6 3.02 59500
POWER8 8 3.72 85500

Product pricing



$10,171.00 IBM Web price*

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AIX, IBM i or Linux operating system

4-core 3.6 GHz POWER8 processor

32 GB memory

2 x 146 GB 15K RPM SAS disk



$11,091.00 IBM Web price*

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AIX, IBM i or Linux operating system

6-core 3.0 GHz POWER8 processor

32 GB memory

2 x 146 GB 15K RPM SAS disk



$17,541.00 IBM Web price*

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AIX or Linux operating system

8-core 3.6 GHz POWER8 processor

32 GB memory

2 x 146 GB 15K RPM SAS disk

Additional models

Power System S814 models can be built to your specifications.
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The Power S814 offers 4-core 3.02 GHz or 6-core 3.02 GHz or 8-core 3.72 GHz POWER8™ processor in a dense, 4U rack-optimized form factor supporting your choice of AIX, IBM i, Ubuntu Linux, Redhat Linux or SUSE Linux operating system.

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