IBM Power System IC922 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 20 February 2020

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

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Authors: Scott Vetter, YoungHoon Cho, Stephen Lutz


This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System IC922 (9183-22X) server using IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the system offering and its 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 AI era, and include 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 utilizing industry standard memory and warranty
  • Two IBM POWER9 processor single-chip module (SCM) devices that provide high performance with 24, 32, or 40 fully activated cores and maximum 2 TB of memory
  • Up to six NVIDIA T4 GPU accelerators
  • Up to 24 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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