A First Look at IBM’s New Linux Servers

Today, IBM announces the latest of its Power Systems line of high-end servers. These are the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC (for commercial computing) and the high-performance Power Systems S822LC. All of them are custom-built for Linux.

The S812LC is designed to handle workloads that have high memory and storage requirements; examples include Hadoop and Spark tasks. It features ten cores and 1TB of memory, with a bandwidth of 115GB/sec. It has space for up to 14 disk drives.