5 Things to Know about the IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing
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Here are 5 things to know about the Power S822LC for High Performance Computing:
The key to the amazing throughput is a POWER8 processor with an NVLink interface to provide the best throughput. Each NVlink 1.0 interface has 32 lanes (4 bricks) rated at 19.2 GB/s. The combined throughput is designed for up to 153.6 GB/s.
The NVIDIA Tesla P100 is the most advanced hyperscale datacenter GPU ever built. It provides 10x the capability of the previous NVIDIA GPU delivering 5.3 teraflops of double precision compute, 10.6 TFLOPS of single precision compute and 21.2 TFLOPS of half precision FP16 compute from its 15.3 billion transistors on a die size of 610 mm2 using 16nm technology.
The 659 mm2, 22nm SOI w/Embedded DRAM & 15 levels of metal custom POWER8 processors allow the server to be configured up to 16 or 20 cores depending on processor speed. Eight memory riser cards each hold 4 DIMMs of DDR4 memory for up to 1 TB of storage under the covers of a 2U form factor.
All PCIe G3 slots are CAPI enabled and low profile. Two are x16 and one x8. Combine NVMe read mostly adapter cards with up to 3.84 TB of SATA SSD storage and store your most performance critical data close to the processors and GPUs. Is the PCIe version of the P100 low profile? An interesting thought.
GPUs can be featured for liquid cooling. If selected, cooling hoses exit through the rear bulkhead to attach to a rack cooking door. Installations using 1000's of nodes will certainly benefit from the thermodynamic efficiency. Water cooling is only available on four GPU configurations.
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