IBM Power s824 Servers

New innovation brings faster insight to the point of impact for today’s data hungry applications
Built with innovation that puts data to work, IBM Power Systems™ deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact 2x faster. These first generation systems push the physical and virtual boundaries of data center technology with innovation designed to drive faster and more efficient data-centric applications required for today’s smarter enterprise.

With new innovations, Power Systems provide the ability to:

  • Gain faster insights with the POWER8 processor and smart acceleration enabled by CAPI technologies such as accelerators for key workloads
  • Achieve lower latency and smaller footprint with CAPI Flash
  • Move data in and out of systems more quickly with twice the memory and I/O expansion
  • Achieve greater speed and efficiency for database, transactional and other highly multi-threaded applications with transactional memory supported by 50 percent more cores and 2x the number of simultaneous threads per core


  • Ideal for consolidation of multiple applications and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment, bringing together business transaction processing with infrastructure for social and mobile solutions
  • Consolidation of UNIX and x86 Linux workloads
  • Gain faster insights with the IBM® POWER8™ processor and smart acceleration enabled by Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technologies
  • Reduce energy consumption utilizing advanced energy control


System configurationsModel 8286-42A
Processor and Memory
MicroprocessorsOne or Two 6-core 3.89 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
One or Two 8-core 4.15 GHz POWER8 processor cards or
Two 12-core 3.52 GHz POWER8 processor cards
Level 2 (L2) cache512 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache8 MB L3 cache per core
Level 4 (L4) cache16 MB per DIMM
Memory Min/Max16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 module, 32 to 1 TB (1S) 32 to 2 TB (2S)
Active Memory Sharing
Processor-to-memory bandwidth192 GBps per socket
Storage and I/O
Standard backplane12 small form factor (SFF) bays for Hard Disk Drive (HDD)/Solid State Disk (SSD)
With dual IOA higher function backplane18 SFF bays for HDD/SSD plus 8 1.8-inch bays for SSD
Media baysOne slim line DVD
Integrated SAS ControllerStandard RAID 0,5,6,10. Optional: 7200 MB cache & Easy Tier function
Adapter slotsIncluded one x8 PCIe slots must contain a 4-port 1 Gb Ethernet LAN available for client use
Eleven PCIe Gen3 slots with concurrent maintenance: four x16 plus seven PCIe Gen3 x 8
Two CAPI adapters per processor module
I/O Bandwidth96 GBps per socket
Expansion features (Optional)
Max PCIe Gen3 I/O drawer2
Power, RAS, system software and physical characteristics and warranty
Power supply100 V to 240 V
RAS featuresProcessor instruction retry
Alternate processor recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chip kill memory
Error correcting code (ECC) L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug concurrent maintenance PCIe slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic processor deallocation
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Operating systems*AIX, IBM i and Linux on POWER
System dimensions427.5 W x 173 H x 750.5 D mm
Warranty3 year limited warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9×5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.

Since 1982, Spectra is your global source for used, new and refurbished IBM, specializing in IBM POWER servers.

All Spectra IBM servers and storage are put through a rigorous refurbishment / reconditioning and testing process and guaranteed:

  • 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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