This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) servers that support Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions:
The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz and 3.42 GHz
A processor that is designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters, such as NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), that provide acceleration for scientific, engineering, Java, big data analytics, and other technical computing workloads
Based on OpenPOWER technologies
Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
Improved reliability, serviceability, and availability (RAS) functions
IBM EnergyScale™ technology that provides features, such as power trending, power-saving, power capping, and thermal measurement
This publication is for professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM Power Systems™ products.
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 S824L 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.