IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing Introduction and Technical Overview

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power Systems™ S822LC for High Performance Computing (8335-GTB) server designed for impressive High Performance Computing applications that support the Linux operating system (OS) as well as High Performance Data Analytics, the enterprise datacenter, and accelerated cloud deployments.

The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822LC features and their relevant functions:

  • Powerful POWER8® processors that offer 16 coresw at 3.259 GHz with 3.857 GHz turbo performance or 20 cores at 2.860 GHz with 3.492 GHz turbo
  • A 19-inch rack-mount 2U configuration
  • NVIDIA NVLink technology for exceptional processor to accelerator intercommunication
  • Four dedicated connectors for the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU

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

This paper expands the set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power S822LC for High Performance Computing server.

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

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Architecture and technical description
Chapter 2. Management, Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
Appendix A. Server racks and energy management


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Last Update
20 October 2016

Planned Publish Date
31 December 2016

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