IBM Power System IC922: Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 02 March 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458554
ISBN-13: 9780738458557
IBM Form #: REDP-5584-00
(78 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, YoungHoon Cho, Stephen Lutz

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System IC922 (9183-22X) server that uses IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the system offerings and their capacities and available features.

The Power IC922 server is built to deliver powerful computing, scaling efficiency, and storage capacity in a cost-optimized design to meet the evolving data challenges of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. It includes the following features:


  • High throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as inferencing data or storage-rich workloads, or cloud.
  • Potentially low acquisition cost through system optimization, such as using industry standard memory and warranty.
  • Two IBM POWER9 processor-based single-chip module (SCM) devices that provide high performance with 24, 32, or 40 fully activated cores and a maximum 2 TB of memory.
  • Up to six NVIDIA T4 graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators.
  • Up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drives.
  • One dedicated and one shared 1 Gb Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) port..


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


  • 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 IC922 server.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Architectural and technical description
Chapter 2. Systems management
Chapter 3. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Appendix A. Server racks and energy management

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