IBM Power E880 Servers

Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their traditional IT infrastructures that were never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity in these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today’s business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructures that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.

The IBM® Power® E880 enterprise server is designed to provide the highest levels of reliability, availability, flexibility and performance in order to provide clients with 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 Power E880 server consistently delivers the highest levels of service across hundreds of virtual workloads on a single system.


  • Delivers twice the performance per core versus the competition1, with enterprise scalability for the most demanding data centric applications
  • Manages fluctuating business demands with dynamic, on-demand private cloud capacity
  • Minimizes risk with secure delivery of data and services on a proven, reliable platform
  • Enables open innovation and choice for AIX®, IBM i and Linux
  • Built-in virtualization and innovative resource sharing to streamline deployment and increase responsiveness
  • Built for your most complex, mission-critical business priorities
  • Bring insights to the point of impact faster through a data-centric design
  • Process big data in memory with 32 TB1 memory
  • Improve IT economics and efficiently deliver business services with scalable, open private and hybrid cloud
  • Manage fluctuating business demands with dynamic resource sharing through Power Enterprise Pools
  • Simplify management of Linux applications using new, faster Power IFLs


Configuration options Per building block System maximum
Processor cores 32 x 4.35 GHz POWER8 processor cores
40 x 4.19 GHz POWER8 processor cores
48 x 4.0 GHz POWER8 processor cores
128 x 4.35 GHz POWER8 processor cores
160 x 4.19 GHz POWER8 processor cores
192 x 4.02 GHz POWER8 processor cores
Sockets 4 Up to 16
Level 2 (L2) cache per core 512 KB
Level 3 (L3) cache per core 8 MB eDRAM shared L3
Level 4 (L4) cache Up to 128 MB eDRAM L4 (off-chip) per socket
Enterprise memory 32 DIMMs
Up to 8 TB of 1600 MHz DDR4
Up to 128 DIMMs
Up to 32 TBs of 1600 MHz DDR4
Integrated PCIe adapter slots 8 PCIe Gen3 x16 Up to 32 PCIe Gen3 x16
Expansion features (optional and depending on the operating systems)
DVD bay 1
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawers
(12 PCIe Gen3 slots each)
Up to 4 Up to 16
Max DASD/SSD I/O drawers
(24 SFF bays each)
Up to 128 Up to 168
Standard features
System control unit 1
Flexible service processors 2 in system control unit
IBM POWER Hypervisor™ LPAR, Dynamic LPAR; Virtual LAN (Memory to memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Enterprise Edition (included) Micropartitioning (up to 20 micropartitions per processor); Multiple Shared Processor Pools; Virtual I/O Server; Shared Dedicated Capacity; Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
RAS features Processor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chipkill memory with DRAM sparing
Dynamic L2 and L3 cache column repair
Dynamic L3 cache column repair
Dynamic inter-node bus repair
Redundant service processors with automatic failover
Redundant system clocks with dynamic failover
Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans
Concurrent add/repair of I/O drawers
Hot-swappable disk bays in EXP24S
Hot-plug/blind-swap PCIe slots
Dynamic processor deallocation
Extended error handling on PCIe slots
Active Memory Mirroring for Hypervisor
Capacity on Demand features (optional) Processor and/or Memory Capacity Upgrade on Demand (CUoD)
Elastic Processor and/or Memory Capacity on Demand (CoD)
Trial Processor and/or Memory CoD
Utility CoD
Power Enterprise Pools
Operating systems AIX, IBM i and Linux for Power
High availability Power HA Editions
Power requirements Operating voltage: 200 to 240 V ac
System dimensions 17 EIA (7U) space in a 19-inch rack 29 EIA (22U) space in a 19-inch rack
Warranty 24×7, same day response for one year; on-site (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

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  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered by IBM
  • Configured to exact User specifications
  • Fully refurbished / reconditioned to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • Lab tested, 72 Hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group (I/F Cables, Power Cords, Manuals etc)
  • Eligible for IBM Maintenance Agreement
  • Provided with 90 Day warranty

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