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IBM Power System S822LC Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 22 December 2015, updated 30 March 2017

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ISBN-10: 073845480X
ISBN-13: 9780738454801
IBM Form #: REDP-5283-00

Authors: Scott Vetter, Alexandre Caldeira, Marc-Eric Kahle, Gerard Saverimuthu and K. C. Vearner

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC (8335-GCA and 8335-GTA) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822LC offerings and their relevant functions:

    • Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
    • Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), big data and analytics, or industry applications
    • Low acquisition cost through system optimization (industry-standard memory, limited configurations, limited I/O and expansion, and industry-standard warranty)
    • A strong innovation roadmap for graphics processor units (GPUs) accelerators
    • More choices through open interfaces with tightly coupled Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI)
    • Improved reliability, serviceability, and availability (RAS) functions
    • IBM EnergyScale™ technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement

    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 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 virtualization

    Chapter 3. Reliability, availability, and serviceability

    Appendix A. Server racks and energy management


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