IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power Systems™ S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) 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 S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relavant functions as related to targeted application workloads.

This new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, andincluding:

  • Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more VMs per server than competitive x86 servers
  • Superior data throughput and performance for high value Linux workloads such as big data, analytic and industry applications.
  • Up to 12 LFF drives installed within the chassis to meet storage rich application requirements
  • Superior application performance due to 2x per core performance advantage over x86 based systems
  • Leadership data through put enabled by POWER8 multithreading with up to 4X more threads than X86 designs
  • Acceleration of bid data workloads with up to 2 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:

  • 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 Big Data 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 and virtualizationy
Chapter 3. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Appendix A. Server racks and energy management


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Last Update
14 November 2016

Planned Publish Date
31 December 2016

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