High Performance Computing

IBM Power™ Systems high performance computing servers are deployed in many of the largest clusters in the world. Configurable into highly scalable Linux® clusters, Power Systems offer extreme performance for demanding workloads such as genomics, finance, computational chemistry, oil and gas exploration, and high performance data analytics.

Power Servers for High Performance Computing


IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing

The IBM Power System S822LC is built on industry standards and incorporates innovation from the OpenPOWER Foundation ecosystem: including up to 2 NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU Accelerators and Mellanox® InfiniBand. The Power S822LC delivers faster time to insight by pairing the built-for-big-data architecture of POWER8 and accelerator performance. Also available without GPU accelerators as IBM Power System S822LC for commercial computing.

IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS)

IBM Elastic Storage Server is a modern implementation of software defined cluster storage, combining IBM Spectrum Scale™ software with POWER8 servers and disk arrays. Deploy petascale class high-speed storage quickly with pre-assembled and optimised servers, storage and software.


IBM Power System S812L and S822L

The IBM Power System S812L and S822L are scalable single and dual-socket 2U server solutions that may be deployed as high performance computing single-nodes or clusters. With the IBM POWER8™ processor featuring up to 12-cores, 8-threads per core, and 192GB/sec of memory bandwidth, they are tuned for maximum performance, seamless scalability, and reliability.


IBM Power System S824L (with NVIDIA technology)

IBM Power System S824L is the first server to leverage OpenPOWER Foundation technology to accelerate HPC and technical computing applications. It allows users to pair all the advantages of POWER8 with NVIDIA® GPUs and offload parallel operations to up to 2 NVIDIA Tesla® GPU Accelerators.

IBM Systems Software for High Performance Computing

IBM Platform Computing Software

Provides comprehensive workload and resource management for technical computing, analytics, and big data environments. Platform Computing software can transform your Power infrastructure into a high performance, scale-out cluster or grid environment with up to 100 percent server utilisation and greater throughput for reduced cost and faster time to results.

IBM Spectrum Scale Storage Software (formerly GPFS)

Spectrum Scale is full-featured, software-defined storage with management tools that deliver high storage throughput, the performance to effectively manage very large quantities of files, integrated high availability, and automated tiered storage.

Extreme Cloud Administraton Toolkit (xCAT)

An open source scalable distributed computing management and provisioning tool that provides a unified interface for hardware control, discovery, and operating system deployment.

Parallel Environment (PE)

A comprehensive development and execution environment for parallel applications (distributed-memory, message-passing applications running across multiple nodes). Helps engineers develop, test, debug, tune and run high-performance parallel applications in C, C++ and Fortran on IBM Power Systems.

Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL) and Parallel ESSL

Collections of state-of-the-art mathematical subroutines specifically designed to improve the performance of serial, SMP and SPMD applications on the IBM POWER™ processor-based systems.