IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 19 July 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456934
ISBN-13: 9780738456935
IBM Form #: REDP-5497-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Young Hoon Cho, Gareth Coates, Bartlomiej Grabowski

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-22A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S914, Power S922, and Power 924 offerings and their relevant functions:


  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - 3.9 GHz, 3.5 - 3.9 GHz, and 3.8 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Two integrated memory controllers that double the memory footprint of IBM POWER8® servers.
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 I/O slots.
  • I/O drawer expansion options offer greater flexibility.
  • Support for Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) 2.0.
  • New IBM EnergyScale™ technology offers new variable processor frequency modes that provide a significant performance boost beyond the static nominal frequency.


This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems™ products. The intended audience includes the following roles:


  • Clients
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Technical support professionals
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Independent software vendors (ISVs)


This paper expands the current set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power S914, Power S922, and Power S924 systems.

This paper does not replace the current marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an extra source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Virtualization

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