Built on industry standards and incorporating community innovation from the OpenPOWER Foundation, the IBM Power Systems S822LC delivers high application performance and throughput based on its built-for-big-data architecture incorporating POWER8 processors, tightly coupled FPGAs and accelerators, and faster I/O using CAPI. This solution is ideal for clients that need more processing power while simultaneously increasing workload density and reducing datacenter floor space requirements, the Power S822LC offers a modular design to scale from a single rack to hundreds, simplicity of ordering, and a strong innovation roadmap for GPUs.
The IBM Power Systems high performance computing and technical computing solutions deliver faster time to value with powerful solutions. Configurable into highly scalable Linux clusters, Power Systems offer extreme performance for demanding workloads such as genomics, finance, computational chemistry, oil and gas exploration, and high performance data analytics.
5 Things to know about IBM High Performance Computing Solution are:
- Attain advantages in application performance with the IBM Power System S822LC servers.
Achieve faster time to insight with IBM Technical and High Performance Computing data-centric systems and software-defined infrastructure solutions that are optimized for compute- and data-intensive and big data applications.
The IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTA) technical computing server is a powerful 2-socket server that offers 16 or 20 fully activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to meet today's growth and tomorrow's processing needs. The Power System S822LC model offers:
- Powerful IBM POWER8 server connectivity module (SCM) processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Up to 1024 GB of memory
- Five PCIe Gen3 slots, two of which support GPU usage only
- Two 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD) or two 480 GB SATA solid-state drives (SSD) or two 960 GB SATA SSDs
- Two Compute Intensive Accelerator GPU K80
- One front USB 2.0 and one rear USB 3.0 port
- Two power supplies
- 19-inch rack-mount hardware (2U)
- Gain advantages from the ecosystem innovation fused from the OpenPOWER Foundation.
The OpenPOWER Foundation is an open technical community based on the IBM POWER architecture, and incorporated in December 2013. The OpenPOWER foundation enables data centers to rethink their approach to technology. The member companies are enabled to customize POWER CPU processors and system platforms for optimization and innovation for their business needs. These innovations include custom systems for large or warehouse scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, platform optimization for SW appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation.
- Take advantage of IBM Systems software for high performance computing.
Realize faster understanding of your discoveries from your cluster with a complete portfolio designed for your HPC workflows by enhancing your technical computing cluster with new releases of IBM's high performance computing software. IBM Power Systems software for high performance computing is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from your data to deliver scientific discoveries.
Additionally, the open source cluster management tool, Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT), is updated to support the new hardware and operating system. xCAT 2.11.0 is now available from Github.
- Derive deeper insights from data-centric designs that reshape the relationship between your computing system and data.
Businesses are collecting a wealth of data and IBM Power Systems can store it, help secure it, and most importantly, extract actionable insight from it in a valuable timeframe. Power Systems are designed for big data; from predictive analytics and data warehouses to unstructured big data processing and cognitive solutions, Power servers are optimized for the compute-intensive performance demands of database and analytics applications, and can flexibly scale to support the demands of rapidly growing data.
- Maintain reliability, fault tolerance, and data correction.
The S822LC servers are bringing POWER8 processor and memory RAS functionality into a highly competitive cloud data center with Open Source Linux technology as operating system and virtualization. The Open Power Abstraction Layer (OPAL) firmware provides a hypervisor and operating system independent layer, exploiting the robust error detection and self-healing functions built into the POWER8 processor and memory buffer modules.
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Dino E. Quintero
Project Leader for IBM Redbooks on Cloud, Analytics, DR, and HPC Solutions