September 2016's new server announcements further demonstrate the business transformation that is happening with IBM Power Systems. Three new servers that are the outcome of IBMs collaboration with the OpenPower Foundation add to the existing server lineup showing the POWER8 processor's versatility in HPC, analytics, rapid cloud deployment, general computing, and big data running Linux.
IBM Power System E850C
The Power E850C server (8408-44E) is the latest enhancement to the Power System portfolio. It offers an improved 4-socket system that delivers faster POWER8 processors up to 4.22 GHz, with up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory, built-in IBM PowerVM virtualization, capacity on demand, and integrates cloud management to help clients deploy scalable, mission-critical business applications in virtualized, private cloud infrastructures. To find out more, click the following link:
IBM Power Systems E870C and E880C
The new Power E870C and Power E880C servers with OpenStack-based cloud management and open source automation enables clients to accelerate the transformation of their IT infrastructure for cloud while providing tremendous flexibility during the transition. In addition, the Power E870C and Power E880C models provides clients increased security, high availability, rapid scalability, simplified maintenance, and management, all while enabling business growth and dramatically reducing costs.
IBM Power System LC servers
The IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing server offers nearly 4 times the performance of the system it replaces. The key to this performance is a newly engineered CPU to GPU and GPU to GPU bridge that uses NVLink technology coupled to either two or four NVIDIA P100 GPUs with up to 1 TB of memory. To find out more about these, click the following link:
The IBM Power System S812LC is a commercial computing server that supports up to two processor sockets, offering 16-core 2.328 GHz (3.026 GHz turbo) or 20-core 2.095 GHz (2.827 GHz turbo) POWER8 configurations with up to 512 GB of memory in a 19-inch rack-mount, 1U (EIA units) drawer configuration. To find out more, click the following link:
The Power System S822LC for Big Data server is designed to deliver superior performance and throughput for high-value Linux workloads, such as big data, MySQL, NoSQL, PHP, and key open source workloads. The Power S822LC for Big Data server supports up to two processor sockets, offering 16-core 3.32 GHz (3.857 GHz turbo) or 20-core 2.92 GHz (3.492 GHz turbo) POWER8 configurations with up to 512 GB of memory in a 19-inch rack-mount, 2U (EIA units) drawer configuration. To find out more, click the following link:
In the following guide, the IBM Power Systems Linux only server ranges will be discussed, including the Power Systems L-line of servers and the IBM OpenPOWER LC server range. This positioning guide takes a fresh look at some common workload types, and the system characteristics that are best suited to those applications. It is an excellent deskside reference or client handout to help assist you with your IBM scale-out server client journey.
IBM Power Systems solutions
The following recently published IBM Redbook publications highlight specific solutions based on POWER8 processor technology. Be sure to check out the related blogs and other content on each abstract page: