IBM Power System AC922 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 16 July 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738457027
ISBN-13: 9780738457024
IBM Form #: REDP-5494-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Ritesh Nohria, Gustavo Santos

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTH and 8335-GTX models). The Power AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM Power processor-based systems, which are designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance analytic, and high-performance computing (HPC).

This paper introduces the major innovative Power AC922 server features and their relevant functions:


  • Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer up to 22 cores at up to 2.80 GHz (3.10 GHz turbo) performance with up to 2 TB of RAM memory.
  • IBM Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) 2.0, IBM OpenCAPI™, and second-generation NVIDIA NVLink 2.0 technology for exceptional processor to accelerator intercommunication
  • Up to six dedicated NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs


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 (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 S914, Power S922, and Power S924 systems.

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

Table of contents

Chapter1: Product summary
Chapter2: System architecture
Chapter3: Pjysical infrastructure

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