Open technology server for faster insights from data

Power S824 server is designed to put data to work. With a strong commitment to optimizing AIX and IBM i workloads, these new systems deliver better the performance of our prior generation of systems and additionally offer unmatched price/performance value for integrated Linux applications. IBM Power Systems based one and two socket servers provide the ideal foundation for private and public cloud infrastructure. The new S824 server based on POWER8 processors deliver superior throughput of Intel 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 deliver superior number of business reports per hour for typical business analytics over competing solutions built on x86. For Java workloads the new systems deliver unprecedented performance.


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

Built with innovation that puts data to work, 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 faster and more efficient data-centric applications required for today’s smarter enterprise.

With new innovations, Power Systems provide the ability to:

System configurations Model 8286-42A
Processor and Memory
Microprocessors One or Two 6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
One or Two 8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
Two 12-core 3.52 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, 32 to 512 GB (1S) 32 to 1 TB (2S)
Active Memory Sharing
Processor-to-memory bandwidth 192 GBps per socket
Storage and I/O
Standard backplane 12 SFF bays for Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Disk
With dual IOA higher function backplane 18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD
Media bays One slim line 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
Eleven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: four x16 plus seven PCIe Gen3 x 8
One CAPI adapter per processor card
I/O Bandwidth 96 GBps per socket
Power, RAS, system software and physical characteristics and warranty
Power supply 100 V to 240 V
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chip kill memory
ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug concurrent maintenance PCIe slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic processor deallocation
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Operating systems* AIX, IBM i and Linux on POWER
System dimensions 427.5 W x 173 H x 750.5 D mm
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.