IBM Power Systems H922 and H924 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 13 November 2020

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Bartlomiej Grabowski, Mauro Minomizaki, Tamas David Domjan


This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System H922 (9223-22S), and IBM Power System H924 (9223-42S) servers that support memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA, and deliver superior price/performance for mission-critical applications in IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems 2020 release, such as:

  • Availability of new IBM POWER9™ processor configurations for the number of cores per socket.
  • More performance by using industry-leading Peripheral Component Interconnect® Express (PCIe) Gen4 slots.
  • Enhanced internal disk configuration options, with up to 14 NVMe adapters (four U.2 NVMe plus up to ten PCIe add-in cards).
  • Twice as fast back-end I/O enables seamless maximum speed and throughput between on-premises and multiple public cloud infrastructures with high availability (HA)..

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 H92 and
Power H922 systems.

This paper does not replace the latest 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

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. SAP HANA and Cloud Private

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