The Power System S812 server brings robust and solid business transaction processing with proven infrastructure for AIX and IBM i operating system environments. The S812 is a 1-socket, 2U system designed to meet compute demands of larger deployments, for example, in retail space and as an entry point for noncompute-intense workloads that require high reliability and stability.
The S812 provides a cost effective entry into the Power family. For a lot of small businesses or customers with larger deployments of small servers this model is the right fit if you run a non-virtualized environment on IBM i or AIX. It gives you the proven reliability and security from current state of the art POWER8 technology at a small footprint.
A foundation to core workloads in small footprints
Very competitive price point
Right fit for small businesses and scale-out deployments.
The new entry model into the Power family
Build for IBM i and AIX® workloads
Energy efficient and easy to manage
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 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 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
Designed and optimized for big data and analytics Businesses are amassing a wealth of data. Power Systems, built with innovation that puts data to work, can scale to support growing workloads and help businesses find business insights faster. Power Systems are designed for big data. From operational business intelligence and data warehouses to predictive analytics solutions, Power servers are optimized for the compute intensive performance demands of database and analytics applications. They can flexibly scale to support the demands of rapidly growing data for mid-market businesses.
Delivering open innovation With an architecture at the heart of the open server development community and the OpenPOWER Foundation, Power Systems’ open technology platform presents a world of community created innovation, applications and technology components to deliver a broader set of applications and new technologies quickly. Leveraging open standards, Power Systems provides developers with tools tuned for a platform that boosts productivity and performance by removing constraints imposed by commodity architecture. With continuous innovation built into the platform, Power Systems will enable future integrated hardware solutions that dramatically accelerate compute and data-intensive tasks.
Processor or I/O virtualization: None in S812, see S814 or S822 if needed. One partition per S812
Storage and I/O
Backplane SAS controller options in system unit
Three: a) dual controllers with effectively up to 7.2 GB write cache b) single controller with no write cache or c) two controllers with no write cache (split back plane) RAID 0,5, 6,10 capability on all three options.
Disk or SSD in system unit
1-core: up to 8 4-core: up to 8 with write cache controllers or up to 12 with zero cache controllers
Easy Tier function in backplane
1-core: n/a 4-core: optional with write cache controllers.
One slimline DVD
Six PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: two x16 plus four PCIe Gen3 x8 One PCIe slot used to hold an Ethernet LAN adapter which is available for client use
Up to 96 GBps
Expansion features (optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer
0 (See Power S814/ S822 if required)
Max SAS Storage Enclosures
0 (1-core), up to 3 (4-core)
Power, RAS, system software, physical characteristics and warranty
Redundant power supplies
Single phase, 100-120V or 200-240 V
Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
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
AIX (4-core) or IBM i (1-core)
427.5 W x 86.5 H x 747.5 D mm
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.
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