Technical specifications

Processors and memory


Two 8-core 2.32 gigahertz (GHz) POWER8 processor cards or two 10-core 2.09 GHz POWER8 processor cards

Level 2 (L2) cache

512 kilobytes (KB) L2 cache per core

Level 3 (L3) cache

8 megabyte (MB) L3 cache per core

Level 4 (L4) cache

Up to 32 MB per socket

RAM (memory)

4 gigabyte (GB), 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB DDR4 dual inline memory modules (DIMMs); 64 GB to 512 GB per system

Processor-to-memory bandwidth

48 GB/sec per socket, 96 GB/sec per system (for 2S configuration) (Max sustained memory bandwidth to L4 cache from SCM)
85 GB/sec per socket, 170 GB/sec per system (Max peak memory bandwidth to DIMMs from L4 cache)

I/O and storage

Adapter slots

Two peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) x16 Gen3 FHFL, CAPI enabled
One PCIe x16 Gen3 HHHL, CAPI enabled
One PCIe x8 Gen3 HHHL
Up to one NVIDIA GPU

I/O bandwidth

64 GB/sec (Simplex)

Standard I/O

4 Port 10GBASE-T Ethernet
2x universal serial bus (USB) 3.0
1x COM and 1x VGA
System management Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) dedicated 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

Internal storage capacity

Four hard disk drive (HDD)/solid state drive (SSD)/non-volatile memory express (NVMe)

Internal storage options

1,2,4,6,8 terabyte (TB) serial advanced technology attachment (SATA),
2,4,6,8 TB serial attached SCSI (SAS),
160 GB – 3.2TB SATA NVMe


Operating systems* (OS)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2
  • Ubuntu 16.04


Industry standard

Power Input

200-240 VAC

System dimensions

Width: 441.5 mm (17.4 in.)
Depth: 822 mm (32.4 in.)
Height: 43 mm (1.7 in.)


Three-year limited warranty; 100 percent client replaceable units (CRU) (varies by country), next business day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

* See facts and features document for detailed OS-level support.

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