Comparison matrix for the P8 LC series:
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– IBM Power8 8348-21C S812LC
– IBM Power8 8335-GTA S822LC High Performance Computing
– IBM Power8 8335-GCA S822LC Commercial Computing
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These three servers are pretty similar.
They all share the same 2U rack form factor and come with either 8 core 3.32 GHz or 10 core 2.92 GHz chips and allow for up to 1TB of memory.
IBM Power8 LC server models are excellent when high processing speeds, high IO bandwidth, and high memory bandwidth are required.
They are designed for cloud and cluster deployment where the IBM Power8 really shines.
The LC models come in at a considerably lower price point than the L models.
Bad IT joke: LC = Low Cost
Reality: LC = Linux Cloud
The LC line can lower the cost of managing Hadoop and Spark workloads with a system optimized for efficiency and designed for big data and yet still offer excellent throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads such as LAMP, big data analytics and cloud apps in your data center.
The primary difference between the IBM Power8 8335-GTA vs 8335-GCA servers is the inclusion of PowerKVM on the 8335-GCA.
PowerKVM is server virtualization (open source) that is based on IBM POWER8 processor tech. It includes the Linux open source technology of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization, and it complements the performance, scalability, and security qualities of Linux. The inclusion of KVM offers an opportunity to simplify your virtualization infrastructure with a single hypervisor across multiple platforms.
For our comparisons on other Power8 Systems, see these blog articles.
- IBM Power8 L Series Comparison Matrix
- IBM Power8 E Series Comparison Matrix
IBM P8 LC Series Comparison
|Specifications||Power S812LC||Power S822LC - High Performance Computing||Power S822LC - Commercial Computing|
|Machine type - model||8348-21C||8335-GTA||8335-GCA|
|System package||2U, 19 rack||2U, 19 rack||2U, 19 rack or tower|
|# of processor sockets||1||2||2|
|POWER8 Processor Options||3.32 GHz - 8 cores (EP0A)||3.32 GHz - 16 cores (EP00)||3.32 GHz - 16 cores (EP00)|
|2.92 GHz - 1 cores (EP0B)||2.92 GHz - 20 cores (EP01)||2.92 GHz - 20 cores (EP01)|
|Max memory||1024 GB||1024 GB||1024 GB|
|Memory Features||4 GB 1333 MHz (EM5A)||16 GB 1333 MHz (EM50)||16 GB 1333 MHz (EM50)|
|8 GB 1333 MHz (EM5E)||32 GB 1333 MHz (EM51)||32 GB 1333 MHz (EM51)|
|16 GB 1333 MHz (EM5C)||64 GB 1333 MHz (EM52)||64 GB 1333 MHz (EM52)|
|32 GB 1066 MHz (EM5D)||128 GB 1333 MHz (EM53)||128 GB 1333 MHz (EM53)|
|PCIe Gen3 slots||4||5||5|
|Max PCIe slots: System node plus Gen3 PCIe I/O drawers||4||5||5|
|System drive bays with integrated storage controller||2 LFF or SFF||2 SFF-4||2 SFF-4|
|System drive bays with RAID adapter||12 more LFF or SFF||N/A||N/A|
|Max EXP24S storage drawers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max total EXP24S HD/SSD||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max total system unit disk storage||84 TB (with 14x6TB )||2.0 TB (with 2x 1TB)||2.0 TB (with 2x 1TB)|
|AIXR rPerf Range||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|IBM iR CPW Range||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Capacity on Demand||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|IBM i level||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Linux support||BE: RHEL 6.6,7.1,7.2 SLES 11||BE: RHEL 6.6,7.1,7.2 SLES 11||BE: RHEL 6.6,7.1,7.2 SLES 11|
|LE: Ubuntu 14.04, SLES 12 RHEL 7.2||LE: Ubuntu 14.04, SLES 12 RHEL 7.2||LE: Ubuntu 14.04, SLES 12 RHEL 7.2|
|Systems Director Editions (w/ VMControl.)||N/A||N/A||N/A|