New IBM POWER9 Processors released for AIX, IBM i and Linux

Announced back in mid-February, the new set of IBM Power Systems scale-out servers built with the POWER9 architecture, have been causing a lot of buzz in the market. These IBM Power Systems servers are built for small enterprises running AIX, IBM i and Linux and are easily integrated into both, cloud and AI strategies. The POWER9 processors are ideal for deploying a scale-out cloud strategy and for delivering security, performance, reliability and availability for your mission-critical workloads. With twice the memory footprint as POWER8, this new server generation runs with PowerVM and includes the S914, S922, S924 and L922 systems. All four systems integrate into your cloud and cognitive strategy while delivering superior price performance. In this blog, we will dive a little deeper into each one of these systems.

IBM Power System S914IBM POWER9 S914
The S914 is the entry offering into the POWER9 family, with industry leading integrated security and reliability, including cloud enablement right out of the box with PowerVM technology. It is a powerful 1-socket server that ships with up to eight activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility. Features include:

  • Faster data insights with up to 1 TB memory
  • Live partition mobility capabilities for migration from previous Power Systems
  • Extend IBM i and connective to the cognitive capabilities of the cloud using secure APIs
  • Strongest per core performance
  • Up to 1024 GB of DDR4 memory
  • Storage backplane options
    • Eighteen SFF-3 Bays/Dual IOA with Write Cache
    • Twelve SFF-3 Bays/RDX Bays
    • Split feature to 6+6 SFF Bays: Add a second SAS Controller
    • Twelve SFF-3 Bays/RDX Bay/2 EXT PT
  • Optional PCIe3 NVMe carrier card with two M.2 module slots
  • Expansion capabilities for the EXP24SX SFF Gen2 bay Drawer
  • Hot-swap PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 slots
  • Integrated:
    • Service processor
    • EnergyScale technology
    • Hot-swap and redundant cooling
    • USB 3.0 ports – Two HMC ports
    • One system port with RJ45 connector
  • Two hot-plug, redundant power supplies
  • 19-inch rack-mounting hardware (4U) and tower option

IBM Power System S922IBM POWER9 S922
The S922 is a powerful 2-socket server that comes with up to 20 activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility. It is now cloud enabled with integrated virtualization capabilities, has a large memory footprint of up to 4 TB and delivers the highest level of security and reliability. Features include:

  • Live partition mobility capabilities for migration from previous Power Systems
  • Extend IBM i and connective to the cognitive capabilities of the cloud using secure APIs
  • Strongest per core performance
  • Up to 4096 GB of DDR4 memory
  • Storage backplane options:
    • Base Storage Backplane 8 SFF-3 Bays
    • Split feature to 4+4 SFF-3 Bays: Add a second SAS Controller
    • Expanded Function Storage Backplane 8 SFF-3 Bays/ Single IOA with Write Cache
  • Optional PCIe3 NVMe carrier card with two M.2 module slots
  • Expansion capabilities for the EXP12SX/EXP24SX SFF Gen2 bay Drawer
  • Hot-plug PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 slots
  • Integrated:
    • Service processor
    • EnergyScale technology
    • Hot-plug and redundant cooling
    • USB 3.0 ports
    • Two HMC ports
  • One system port with RJ45 connector
  • Two hot-plug, redundant power supplies
  • 19-inch rack-mounting hardware (2U)

IBM Power System S924IBM POWER9 S924
The S924 is a powerful 2-socket server that comes with 24 activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility, and is fully cloud enabled with integrated virtualization capabilities for rapidly deploying, optimizing and recovering workloads. The S924 server platform is optimized for data and cognitive services, allowing you to build an agile, containerized cloud. Features include:

  • 4 TB in-memory database capabilities for HANA, DB2 and Oracle
  • Room to scale in AIX, IBM i and Linux environments
  • Live partition mobility capabilities for migration from previous Power Systems
  • Up to 4096 GB of DDR4 memory
  • Running at speeds of 2133, 2400, and 2666 Mbps
  • Storage backplane options:
    • Base 12 SFF-3 Bays/RDX Bay
    • Split feature to 6+6 SFF Bays: Add a second SAS Controller
    • Expanded Function 18 SFF-3 Bays/Dual IOA with Write Cache and optional external SAS port
    • Expanded Function 12 SFF-3 Bays/RDX Bay and optional external SAS port
  • Optional PCIe3 NVMe carrier card with two M.2 module slots
  • Expansion capabilities for the EXP12SX/EXP24SX SFF Gen2-bay Drawer
  • Hot-plug PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 slots
  • Integrated:
    • Service processor
    • EnergyScale technology
    • Hot-plug and redundant cooling
    • USB 3.0 ports
    • Two HMC ports
    • One system port with RJ45 connector
  • Four hot-plug, redundant power supplies
  • 19-inch rack-mounting hardware (4U)

IBM Power System L922IBM POWER9 L922
The L922 features a large memory footprint of up to 4 TB, delivering the highest level of security and reliability for enterprise Linux workloads. It is a 2-scoket server that comes with 24 fully activated cores, I/O configuration flexibility and the ability to exploit the superior performance of Open Source Databases. Additional features include:

  • Up to 4096 GB of DDR4 memory
  • Storage backplane options:
    • Base Storage Backplane 8 SFF-3 Bays.
    • Split feature to 4+4 SFF-3 Bays: Add a second SAS Controller.
    • Expanded Function Storage Backplane 8 SFF-3 Bays/ Single IOA with Write Cache.
  • Optional PCIe3 NVMe carrier card with two M.2 module slots
  • Expansion capabilities for the EXP12SX/EXP24SX SFF Gen2 bay Drawer
  • Hot-plug PCIe Gen4 and Gen3 slots
  • Integrated:
    • Service processor
    • EnergyScale technology
    • Hot-plug and redundant cooling
    • USB 3.0 ports
    • Two HMC ports
    • One system port with RJ45 connector
  • Two hot-plug, redundant power supplies
  • 19-inch rack-mounting hardware (2U)

 

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Drew W.
Key Information Systems