IBM Power System S822LC Technical Overview and Introduction

Author: Scott Vetter,Alexandre Caldeira,Marc-Eric Kahle,Gerard Saverimuthu,K. C. Vearner,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 073845480X

Category: Computers

Page: 96

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power SystemTM S822LC (8335-GCA and 8335-GTA) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822LC offerings and their relevant functions: Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), big data and analytics, or industry applications Low acquisition cost through system optimization (industry-standard memory, limited configurations, limited I/O and expansion, and industry-standard warranty) A strong innovation roadmap for graphics processor units (GPUs) accelerators More choices through open interfaces with tightly coupled Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) Improved reliability, serviceability, and availability (RAS) functions IBM EnergyScaleTM technology that provides features such as power trending, power-saving, capping of power, and thermal measurement This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems products. The intended audience includes the following roles: Clients Sales and marketing professionals Technical support professionals IBM Business Partners Independent software vendors This paper expands the set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power S822LC server. This paper does not replace the latest marketing materials and configuration tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.
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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction

Author: Scott Vetter,David Barron,Alexandre Bicas Caldeira,Volker Haug,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738455776

Category: Computers

Page: 88

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including: Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per server than competitive x86 servers Superior data throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as big data, analytic, and industry applications Up to 12 LFF drives that are installed within the chassis to meet storage-rich application requirements Superior application performance due to a 2x per core performance advantage over x86-based systems Leadership data through put enabled by POWER8 multithreading with up to 4x more threads than x86 designs Acceleration of bid data workloads with up to two GPUs and superior I/O bandwidth with Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products. The intended audience includes: Clients Sales and marketing professionals Technical support professionals IBM Business Partners Independent software vendors
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IBM Power System E850C Technical Overview and Introduction

Author: Scott Vetter,Alexandre Bicas Caldeira,Volker Haug,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738455687

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power SystemTM E850C (8408-44E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850C offerings and their relevant functions. The Power E850C server (8408-44E) is the latest enhancement to the Power Systems portfolio. It offers an improved 4-socket 4U system that delivers faster IBM POWER8® processors up to 4.22 GHz, with up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory, built-in IBM PowerVM® virtualization, and capacity on demand. It also integrates cloud management to help clients deploy scalable, mission-critical business applications in virtualized, private cloud infrastructures. Like its predecessor Power E850 server, which was launched in 2015, the new Power E850C server uses 8-core, 10-core, or 12-core POWER8 processor modules. However, the Power E850C cores are 13%-20% faster and deliver a system with up to 32 cores at 4.22 GHz, up to 40 cores at 3.95 GHz, or up to 48 cores at 3.65 GHz, and use DDR4 memory. A minimum of two processor modules must be installed in each system, with a minimum quantity of one processor module's cores activated. Cloud computing, in its many forms (public, private, or hybrid), is quickly becoming both the delivery and consumption models for IT. However, finding the correct mix between traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud can be a challenge. The new Power E850C server and IBM Cloud PowerVC manager can enable clients to accelerate the transformation of their IT infrastructure for cloud while providing tremendous flexibility during the transition. IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager provides OpenStack-based cloud management to accelerate and simplify cloud deployment by providing fast and automated VM deployments, prebuilt image templates, and self-service capabilities all with an intuitive interface. PowerVC management upwardly integrates into various third-party hybrid cloud orchestration products, including IBM Cloud Orchestrator, VMware vRealize, and others. Clients can simply manage both their private cloud VMs and their public cloud VMs from a single, integrated management tool. IBM Power Systems is designed to provide the highest levels of reliability, availability, flexibility, and performance to bring you a world-class enterprise private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Through enterprise-class security, efficient built-in virtualization that drives industry-leading workload density, and dynamic resource allocation and management, the server consistently delivers the highest levels of service across hundreds of virtual workloads on a single system. The Power E850C server includes the cloud management software and services to assist with clients' move to the cloud, both private and hybrid. Those additional capabilities include the following items: Private cloud management with IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager, Cloud-based HMC Apps as a service, and Open source cloud automation and configuration tooling for AIX Hybrid cloud support Hybrid infrastructure management tools Securely connect system of record workloads and data to cloud native applications IBM Cloud Starter Pack Flexible capacity on demand Power to Cloud Services This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power SystemsTM products. The intended audience includes the following roles: Clients Sales and marketing professionals Technical support professionals IBM Business Partners Independent software vendors This paper expands the current set of IBM Power Systems documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the Power E850C system.
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IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems Servers

Author: Dino Quintero,Bing He,Bruno C. Faria,Alfonso Jara,Chris Parsons,Shota Tsukamoto,Richard Wale,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738442941

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide about the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning solution. This book provides an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL), IBM PowerAI, and components of IBM PowerAI, deploying IBM PowerAI, guidelines for working with data and creating models, an introduction to IBM SpectrumTM Conductor Deep Learning Impact (DLI), and case scenarios. IBM PowerAI started as a package of software distributions of many of the major DL software frameworks for model training, such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the associated libraries, such as CUDA Deep Neural Network (cuDNN). The IBM PowerAI software is optimized for performance by using the IBM Power SystemsTM servers that are integrated with NVLink. The AI stack foundation starts with servers with accelerators. graphical processing unit (GPU) accelerators are well-suited for the compute-intensive nature of DL training, and servers with the highest CPU to GPU bandwidth, such as IBM Power Systems servers, enable the high-performance data transfer that is required for larger and more complex DL models. This publication targets technical readers, including developers, IT specialists, systems architects, brand specialist, sales team, and anyone looking for a guide about how to understand the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning architecture, framework configuration, application and workload configuration, and user infrastructure.
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