Cognitive Computing Featuring the IBM Power System AC922

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 17 October 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738458112
ISBN-13: 9780738458113
IBM Form #: REDP-5555-00
(55 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Ivaylo Bozhinov, Boran Lee, Gustavo Santos


This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the advantages of using IBM Power System AC922 for cognitive solutions, and how it can enhance clients’ businesses.

In order to optimize the hardware and software, IBM partners with NVIDIA, Mellanox,, SQream, Kinetica, and other prominent companies to design the Power AC922 server, specifically enhanced for the cognitive era. Most of its outstanding hardware features, such as NVIDIA NVLink 2.0 and PCIe 4.0, are described in this publication to illustrate the advantages that clients can realize in comparison with IBM competitors.

We also include a brief description about what cognitive computing is, and how to use IBM Watson® Machine Learning cognitive solutions to bring more value to your business ecosystem. Additionally, we show performance charts that show the advantages of using Power AC922 versus x86 competitors. In the last chapter, we describe the most remarkable use cases in which IBM solves real problems using cognitive solutions.

This IBM Redpaper publication is aimed at IT technical audiences, especially decision-making levels that need a full look at the benefits and improvements that an IBM Cognitive Solution can offer. It also provides valuable information to data science professionals, enabling them to plan their modeling needs. Finally, it offers information to the infrastructure support group in charge of maintaining the solution.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to cognitive computing
Chapter 2. IBM Power System AC922 for cognitive computing
Chapter 3. Cognitive solutions
Chapter 4. Use cases

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