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IBM Power System AC922 Introduction and Technical Overview

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 26 March 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456705
ISBN-13: 9780738456706
IBM Form #: REDP-5472-00

Authors: Scott Vetter and Alexandre Bicas Caldeira

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTG and 8335-GTW 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 analytics, 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 16 cores at 2.6 GHz with 3.09 GHz turbo performance or 20 cores at 2.0 GHz with 2.87 GHz turbo for the 8335-GTG
    • Eighteen cores at 2.98 GHz with 3.26 GHz turbo performance or 22 at 2.78 GHz cores with 3.07 GHz turbo for the 8335-GTW
    • IBM Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) 2.0, IBM OpenCAPI™, and second-generation NVIDIA NVLink 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 and is intended for the following audiences:

    • Clients
    • Sales and marketing professionals
    • Technical support professionals
    • IBM Business Partners
    • Independent software vendors (ISVs)

    This paper expands the set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power AC922 server.

    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

    Chapter 1. Product summary

    Chapter 2. System architecture

    Chapter 3. Physical infrastructure


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