Linux servers optimized for scale out data and cloud environment

IBM Power Systems™ push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation, designed to drive data-centric applications faster and more efficiently, as required for today’s smarter enterprise.

IBM Power Systems Linux based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S812L and S822L servers based on POWER8™ processors deliver superior throughput of x86 based offerings for comparable workloads and provide superior economics for scale-out deployments. For customers looking to deploy advanced analytics, Power can now deliver superior response time for sorting and querying unstructured big data sets, and superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. Designed to empower the ecosystem of open source development, these new systems support an increased Linux OS ecosystem (Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical) and have added support for open source virtualization technology with the announcement of PowerKVM.


Optimized for Big Data & Analytics, the Power Systems Linux servers provide the ideal foundation for scale-out data and cloud environments in a compact 2U package

Power Systems: Innovation to put data to work

New innovation brings faster insight to the point of impact for today’s data hungry applications

Built with innovation that puts data to work, IBM Power Systems™ deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation designed to drive the faster, more efficient data-centric applications required in today’s smarter enterprise.

With new innovations, Power Systems provide the ability to:

System configurations Model 8247-21L and 8247-22L
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors S812L: One 10-core 3.42 GHz or 12-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor card

S822L: Two 10-core 3.42 GHz or 12-core 3.02 GHz POWER8 processor cards
Level 2 (L2) cache 512 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 8 MB L3 cache per core
Level 4 (L4) cache 16 MB per DIMM
Memory Min/Max 16 GB,32 GB and 64 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 module
16 GB/512 GB (S812L) 32 GB/1 TB (S822L)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 GB/s per socket
System Unit Storage and I/O
HDD/SSD Bays in system unit Standard: 12 SFF or 8 SFF Plus optional 6 1.8-inch SSD bays§
Media bays One slimline DVD
Integrated SAS controller Standard RAID 0,5,6,10. Optional: 7200 MB cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slots Included one x8 PCIe slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gb Ethernet LAN available for client use
S812L: Six PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: Two x16 plus four PCIe Gen3 x 8
S822L: Nine PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: Four x16 plus five PCIe Gen3 x 8
One CAPI adapter per processor card
I/O Bandwidth 96 GB/s per socket
Power supply S812L: 100 V to 240 V; S822L: 200 V to 240 V
RAS features Live partition mobility
Machine check error handling
Alternate Processor Recovery
Concurrent firmware update
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug concurrent maintenance PCIe slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor deallocation
Operating System
Operating systems* Linux on POWER
Physical Characteristics
System dimensions 427.5 W x 86.5 H x 747.5 D mm (2U in. 19-inch rack)
Warranty 3 year limited warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9x5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.