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IBM Power Systems H922 and H924 Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 08 January 2021, updated 26 January 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459356
ISBN-13: 9780738459356
IBM Form #: REDP-5622-00

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

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    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 and 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 the following examples:

    • Availability of new IBM POWER9™ processor configurations for the number of cores per socket.
    • More performance by using industry-leading IBM 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 10 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 H922 and Power H924 systems.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. General description

    Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview

    Chapter 3. SAP HANA and Cloud Private


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