This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power Systems™ S821LC (8001-12C) server that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S821LC offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. This new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:
- 2 POWER8 processors in a 1U form factor
- Dense virtualization and dense database deployment capability-providing more value per server footprint than 1U x86 based alternatives
- Leadership data throughput enabled by POWER8 multithreading with up to 4X more threads than x86 designs
- Superior application performance due to 2x per core performance advantage over x86 based systems
- Acceleration of a broad range of workloads with GPUs and superior I/O bandwidth with CAPI
This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems products. The intended audience includes the following roles:
- 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 S821LC 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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