IBM Power Systems™, with POWER8 technology, is a family of systems built innovatively to transform the power of big data & analytics, into competitive advantages in ways never before possible. Our new Linuxscale-out systems embrace acceleration for the next generation of datacenter computing and provide differentiated performance,scalability, and low acquisition cost. The IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing provides:

  • 2x POWER8 CPUs, with 32 DIMM sockets delivered by 8 memory daughter cards for up 1 TB of memory
  • A differentiated platform for GPU acceleration and superior I/O with CAPI
  • POWER8 with NVLink Technology interconnecting the CPU to the GPU: faster link (80 GB/sec) to each of the 4 NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs delivering 2.8 times more bandwidth than PCI-E based GPUs
  • GPU communication: 2.5 times faster link (80 GB/sec) between adjacent Tesla P100 GPUs on the same socket
  • Optional NVMe storage for exceptionally fast storage input/output (I/O)
  • The robust features of a POWER8 server platform


Model Number

IBM Power System S822LC for HPC


  • Two 8-core 3.25 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
  • Two 10-core 2.86 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

Up to 64 MB per socket

Memory Min/Max

4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB DDR4 modules, 128 GB to 1 TB total memory

Processor to Memory Bandwidth

  • 115 GB/sec per socket, 230 GB/sec per system (Max sustained memory bandwidth to L4 cache from SCM)
  • 170 GB/sec per socket, 340 GB/sec per system (Max peak memory bandwidth to DIMMs from L4 cache)

Standard backplane

2 small form factor (SFF) bays for hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state disk (SSD)

Media Bays


RAID Option

Hardware RAID comes from integrated PCIe adapter

Adapter Slots

Three PCIe Gen3 slots: Two x16 plus one x8 PCIe Gen3; all CAPI enabled

I/O Bandwidth

64 GBps

GPU Accelerators

Up to 4 NVIDIA Tesla P100 with NVLink GPUs

Power Supply

200 V to 240 V

RAS Features

  • Processor instruction retry
  • Selective dynamic firmware updates
  • Chip kill memory
  • ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
  • Service processor with fault monitoring
  • Hot-swappable disk bays
  • Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans (no power redundancy with GPU(s) installed)

Operating systems*

Linux on POWER

System dimensions

  • Width: 441.5mm
  • Height: 86mm
  • Depth: 822mm


3 year limited warranty; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), next business day 9am to 5pm (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

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