IBM Power System IC922 (9183-22X) server delivers powerful computing, scaling efficiency, and storage capacity in a cost-optimized design to meet the evolving data challenges of the AI era

IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement AG20-0019
January 28, 2020

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(Corrected on May 5, 2020)

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(Corrected on February 26, 2020)

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At a glance

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The IBM® Power® System IC922 (9183-22X) server is a powerful new two-socket server designed for high-performance data analytics and computing workloads to help meet your accelerated computing needs.

The Power System IC922 server offers:

  • Two IBM POWER9™ processor single-chip module (SCM) devices that provide high performance with 24, 32, or 40 fully activated cores and 2 TB maximum memory TPM2.0 for secure and trusted boot
  • Up to 24 2.5-inch SAS3/SATA drives via 3 optional drive backplanes (each supporting 8 drives) and several optional SAS3/SATA adapters
  • Up to six NVIDIA T4 GPU accelerators
  • Two integrated USB 3.0 ports in rear and one USB 3.0 in front
  • Two hot-swap and redundant power supplies: 2000 W 220 V AC with C20 receptacle
  • Six hot-swap and redundant fans
  • 19-inch rack-mount hardware with full rails and cable management arm included


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Overview

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The Power System IC922 server is engineered to put your AI models to work and unlock business insights. It uses optimized hardware and software to deliver the necessary components for AI inference. The Power System IC922 server fits into your AI workflow and integrates with the IBM Power System AC922 training platform. Thanks to its modular design, the Power System IC922 server can scale with business needs.

The Power System IC922 server supports two processor sockets, offering 12-core (2.8 GHz base frequency), 16-core (3.35 GHz base frequency), and 20-core (2.9 GHz base frequency) POWER9 technology-based system configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount with a 2U (EIA units) drawer configuration.

The Power System IC922 server provides two hot-swap and redundant power supplies and 32 DIMM memory slots. Sixteen GB (#EM62), thirty-two GB (#EM63), and sixty-four GB (#EM64) supported memory features allow for a maximum system memory of 2 TB. Memory bandwidth is maximized with 16 DIMM memory slots populated.

The Power System IC922 server also provides:

  • High throughput and performance for high-value Linux® workloads, such as inferencing data, storage-rich workloads, and cloud
  • Potentially low acquisition cost through system optimization, such as utilizing industry standard memory and warranty
  • Up to six NVIDIA T4 GPU accelerators
  • Multiple I/O options in the system, including:
    • Two PCIe x16 3.0 FHFL slots (supports double-wide accelerator)
    • Two PCIe x16 4.0 LP slot
    • Two PCIe x8 3.0 FHFL slots (physically x16)
    • Two PCIe x8 3.0 FHFL slots
    • Two PCIe x16 3.0 LP slots
  • Up to 24 2.5-inch SAS3/SATA drives via 3 optional drive backplanes (each supporting 8 drives) and several optional SAS3/SATA adapters
  • Optional Mellanox InfiniBand or high-performance Ethernet
  • Two rear USB 3.0 ports in rear and one USB 3.0 port in front
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6-ALT for IBM Power LE (POWER9), or later, operating system


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Key requirements

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6-ALT for IBM Power LE (POWER9), or later



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Planned availability date

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February 7, 2020, except for India, which is May 1, 2020.



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Description

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Standard features for the Power System IC922 server

  • Power Systems server built with POWER9 processor modules
    • 12-core 2.8 to 3.8 GHz (max)
    • 16-core 3.35 to 4.0 GHz (max)
    • 20-core 2.9 to 3.8 GHz (max)
  • High-performance DDR4 memory
    • 512 GB (#EM62 x32), 1 TB (#EM63 x32), or 2 TB (#EM64 x32) memory features
  • Storage bays
    • Up to 24 2.5-inch SAS3/SATA drives via 3 optional drive backplanes (each supporting 8 drives) and several optional SAS3/SATA adapters
    • 600 GB 2.5-inch SAS3 HHD 4KN/512e SED (#EK1A)
    • 1.2 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 HDD 4KN/512e SED (#EK1B)
    • 2.4 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 HDD 4KN/512e NONSED (#EK1C)
    • 240 GB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 1.4-DWPD NONSED (#EK20)
    • 960 GB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED (#EK21)
    • 1.9 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED (#EK22)
    • 3.8 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED (#EK23)
    • 3.8 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 1-DWPD NONSED (#EK27)
  • 10 PCIe slots
  • Compute-intensive accelerator
    • NVIDIA T4 GPU with PCIe3.0 x16 LP (16 GB) (#EK4L)
    • NVIDIA T4 GPU with PCIe3.0 x16 (16 GB) (#EK4M)
  • Two rear USB 3.0 ports and one front USB 3.0 port
  • Two 2000 W 220 V AC power supplies with C20 receptacle
  • 19-inch rack-mount hardware with 2U enclosure

Power System IC922 server configuration

The minimum Power System IC922 initial order must include two processor modules, 64 GB of memory, two power supplies, two line cords, rack-mounting hardware, a system software indicator, a specified rack integrator, and a specified language group.

Linux is the operating system. The minimum defined initial order configuration is as follows:

Feature number Description
EK00 x 2 12-core 2.8 to 3.8 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor Module
or  
EK01 x 2 16-core 3.35 to 4.0 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor Module
or  
EK02 x 2 20-core 2.9 to 3.8 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor Module
EM62 x 4 16 GB DIMMs, 2666 MHz, 4 Gb DDR4 DRAM
EC16 x 1 Open Power Abstraction Layer (OPAL)
EK30 x 1 PCI Risers Standard
4650 x 1 Rack Indicator -- Not Factory Integrated
EKMP x 2 AC Power Supply, 2000 Watt (220 V)
2 power cords Select two power cords from supported list. Feature 4558 is defaulted. (#4558 Power Cord To PDU/UPS, (100-240V/16A))
2147 x 1 Primary OS Linux
ESC0 x 1 S&H - No Charge
or  
ESC5 x 1 S&H-a
93xx x 1 Language Group Specify (select one from announced features)

Note: If you want a rack, it must be ordered as an MTM rack on initial system orders. It will be shipped at the same time in the same shipment, but in separate packing material. IBM does not offer IBM Manufacturing rack integration of the server into the rack before shipping at this time.

Processor modules

A minimum of two identical processor modules are required, with 12 processor cores (#EK00), 16 processor cores (#EK01), or 20 processor cores (#EK02) allowed. All processor cores are activated.

There are no processor activation features used or orderable on the Power System IC922 server. All processor cores are always fully activated.

Note: Mixing of different processor features on the same system is not allowed.

System memory

There are 32 memory slots in the server. Each memory slot can hold one DDR4 memory feature. A minimum of four memory features is required, filling all the memory slots. With 16 GB DIMMs, 64 GB of memory is required. With 32 GB DIMMs, 128 GB of memory is required. With 64 GB DIMMs, 256 GB is required.

Note: Mixing of memory features on the same system is not allowed.

DIMM memory features

Feature name Feature number Maximum quantity
16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz EM62 32
32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz EM63 32
64 GB DDR4 2666 MHz EM64 32

I/O adapters

The system contains the following adapter slots:

  • Two PCIe x16 3.0 FHFL slots (supports double-wide accelerator)
  • Two PCIe x16 4.0 LP slot
  • Two PCIe x8 3.0 FHFL slots (physically x16)
  • Two PCIe x8 3.0 FHFL slots
  • Two PCIe x16 3.0 LP slots

Only LP adapters can be placed in LP slots. An x8 adapter can be placed in an x16 slot, but an x16 adapter cannot be placed in an x8 slot.

Power supply

There are two 2000 W 220 V AC power supplies (2 x #EKMP).

Power cords

Two power cords are required. Two feature 4558 power cords are provided by default. See the feature listing for other options.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM currently intends to enable inference and training accelerator capabilities such as GPU, FPGAs, and ASICs with the new IBM Power System IC922 server. This flexible server design is currently intended to accommodate up to 8 accelerated devices, such as NVIDIA T4s or Xilinx U50. IBM's aim with the new Power System IC922 server is to help address the growing industry need for AI and enhance IBM's end-to-end, integrated AI platform, which includes IBM Watson® Machine Learning and select IBM POWER9 hardware.

IBM currently intends to deliver the IBM Power System IC922 with significant IO capabilities to meet the world's demanding data movement requirements. These IO capabilities are currently intended to enable up to 24 NVMe drives and to deliver OpenCAPI™ technology, such as the Bittware 250-SoC card.

IBM currently intends to deliver elastic, distributed inferencing capabilities as a new product within the Watson™ Machine Learning Accelerator product family. This product is intended to leverage the accelerator and IO capabilities of the IBM Power System IC922 server to support dynamic scaling for real-time AI inferencing across a cluster of optimized servers.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.

Information concerning the NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU accelerator was obtained from NVIDIA. Questions concerning the NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU accelerator should be directed to NVIDIA, as the NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU accelerator is not an IBM product. NVIDIA's Tesla T4 GPU accelerator is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under NVIDIA's terms and conditions. Availability and support is the responsibility of NVIDIA. IBM IS NOT LIABLE AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED, REGARDING THE NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU accelerator, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Information concerning the Xilinx U50 Accelerator Card was obtained from Xilinx. Questions concerning the U50 Accelerator Card should be directed to Xilinx, as the U50 Accelerator Card is not an IBM product. Xilinx's U50 Accelerator Card is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under Xilinx's terms and conditions. Availability and support is the responsibility of Xilinx. IBM IS NOT LIABLE AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED, REGARDING THE U50 Accelerator Card, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Information concerning the Bittware 250-SoC adapter was obtained from Bittware. Questions concerning the Bittware 250-SoC adapter should be directed to Bittware, as the Bittware 250-SoC adapter is not an IBM product. Bittware 250-SoC adapter is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under Bittware's terms and conditions. Availability and support is the responsibility of Bittware. IBM IS NOT LIABLE AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLED, REGARDING Bittware 250-SoC adapter, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 9183 machine type:

Planned Availability Date February 7, 2020

New Features

                                                  Machine Model   Feature
Description                                       type    number  number
IBMPower System IC922                            9183    22X

One CSC Billing Unit                              9183    22X     0010 
Ten CSC Billing Units                             9183    22X     0011 

Custom Service Specify, Rochester Minn, USA       9183    22X     1140 
Primary OS - Linux                                9183    22X     2147 
Extender Cable - USB Keyboards, 1.8M              9183    22X     4256 
Power Cord To PDU/UPS, (100-240V/16A)             9183    22X     4558 
Rack Indicator- Not Factory Integrated            9183    22X     4650 
Rack Indicator, Rack #1                           9183    22X     4651 
Rack Indicator, Rack #2                           9183    22X     4652 
Rack Indicator, Rack #3                           9183    22X     4653 
Rack Indicator, Rack #4                           9183    22X     4654 
Rack Indicator, Rack #5                           9183    22X     4655 
Rack Indicator, Rack #6                           9183    22X     4656 
Rack Indicator, Rack #7                           9183    22X     4657 
Rack Indicator, Rack #8                           9183    22X     4658 
Rack Indicator, Rack #9                           9183    22X     4659 
Rack Indicator, Rack #10                          9183    22X     4660 
Rack Indicator, Rack #11                          9183    22X     4661 
Rack Indicator, Rack #12                          9183    22X     4662 
Rack Indicator, Rack #13                          9183    22X     4663 
Rack Indicator, Rack #14                          9183    22X     4664 
Rack Indicator, Rack #15                          9183    22X     4665 
Rack Indicator, Rack #16                          9183    22X     4666 
Software Preload Required                         9183    22X     5000 

Linux Software Preinstall                         9183    22X     8143 
Language Group Specify - US English               9183    22X     9300 
New Red Hat License Core Counter                  9183    22X     9442 
Other Linux License Core Counter                  9183    22X     9445 
3rd Party Linux License Core Counter              9183    22X     9446 
Other License Core Counter                        9183    22X     9449 
Month Indicator                                   9183    22X     9461 
Day Indicator                                     9183    22X     9462 
Hour Indicator                                    9183    22X     9463 
Minute Indicator                                  9183    22X     9464 
Qty Indicator                                     9183    22X     9465 
Countable Member Indicator                        9183    22X     9466 
Language Group Specify - Dutch                    9183    22X     9700 
Language Group Specify - French                   9183    22X     9703 
Language Group Specify - German                   9183    22X     9704 
Language Group Specify - Polish                   9183    22X     9705 
Language Group Specify - Norwegian                9183    22X     9706 
Language Group Specify - Portuguese               9183    22X     9707 
Language Group Specify - Spanish                  9183    22X     9708 
Language Group Specify - Italian                  9183    22X     9711 
Language Group Specify - Canadian French          9183    22X     9712 
Language Group Specify - Japanese                 9183    22X     9714 
Language Group Specify - Traditional Chinese 
(Taiwan)                                          9183    22X     9715 
Language Group Specify - Korean                   9183    22X     9716 
Language Group Specify - Turkish                  9183    22X     9718 
Language Group Specify - Hungarian                9183    22X     9719 
Language Group Specify - Slovakian                9183    22X     9720 
Language Group Specify - Russian                  9183    22X     9721 
Language Group Specify - Simplified Chinese (PRC) 9183    22X     9722 
Language Group Specify - Czech                    9183    22X     9724 
Language Group Specify - Romanian                 9183    22X     9725 
Language Group Specify - Croatian                 9183    22X     9726 
Language Group Specify - Slovenian                9183    22X     9727 
Language Group Specify - Brazilian Portuguese     9183    22X     9728 
Language Group Specify - Thai                     9183    22X     9729 
SP WSU 3Y 24x7 SD                                 9183    22X     B0UQ

ServicePac® for Basic Selection for Power 3 years  9183    22X     B0VC 

QSFP+ 40GbE Base-SR Transceiver                   9183    22X     EB27 
1m (3.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)                                             9183    22X     EB2B 
3m (9.8-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ to QSFP+ Cable
(DAC)                                             9183    22X     EB2H 
10m (30.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable                                             9183    22X     EB2J 
30m (90.3-ft), IBM Passive QSFP+ MTP Optical
Cable                                             9183    22X     EB2K 
10GbE Optical Transceiver SFP+ SR                 9183    22X     EB46 
25GbE Optical Transceiver SFP28                   9183    22X     EB47 
0.5m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     9183    22X     EB4J 
1.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     9183    22X     EB4K 
1.5m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     9183    22X     EB4L 
2.0m SFP28/25GbE copper Cable                     9183    22X     EB4M 
2.0m QSFP28/100GbE copper split Cable to SFP28 
4x25GbE                                           9183    22X     EB4P 
1.0m EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB51 
2.0M EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB52 
1.5M EDR IB Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB54 
100GbE Optical Transceiver QSFP28                 9183    22X     EB59 
3M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                    9183    22X     EB5A 
5M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                    9183    22X     EB5B 
10M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5C 
15M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5D 
20M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5E 
30M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5F 
50M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5G 
100M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                  9183    22X     EB5H 
0.5M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5J 
1.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5K 
1.5M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5L 
2.0M 100GbE Copper Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5M 
25M EDR IB Optical Cable QSFP28                   9183    22X     EB5N 
3M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)              9183    22X     EB5R 
5M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)              9183    22X     EB5S 
10M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             9183    22X     EB5T 
15M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             9183    22X     EB5U 
20M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             9183    22X     EB5V 
30M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             9183    22X     EB5W 
50M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)             9183    22X     EB5X 
100M 100GbE Optical Cable QSFP28 (AOC)            9183    22X     EB5Y
Open Power non-virtualized configuration          9183    22X     EC16  
PCIe3 LP 2-Port 10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter       9183    22X     EC2R 
PCIe3 2-Port 10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter          9183    22X     EC2S 
PCIe3 LP 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter    9183    22X     EC2T 
PCIe3 2-Port 25/10Gb NIC&ROCE SR/Cu Adapter       9183    22X     EC2U 
Rack Cable Management for MT 9183                 9183    22X     EC3Z
PCIe4 LP 1-port 100Gb EDR IB CAPI adapter         9183    22X     EC62
PCIe4 LP 2-port 100Gb EDR IB CAPI adapter         9183    22X     EC64 
PCIe4 LP 2-port 100Gb ROCE EN LP adapter          9183    22X     EC67 
Custom Service Specify, Montpellier, France       9183    22X     ECSF 
Custom Service Specify, Mexico                    9183    22X     ECSM 
Custom Service Specify, Poughkeepsie, USA         9183    22X     ECSP 
Optical Wrap Plug                                 9183    22X     ECW0 
IBMPower Systems for SAS Viya (Linux)            9183    22X     EHLU 
Inference Nodes Config                            9183    22X     EHP7 
12-core 2.8 to 3.8 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor     9183    22X     EK00 
16-core 3.35 to 4.0 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor    9183    22X     EK01 
20-core 2.9 to 3.8 GHz (max) POWER9 Processor     9183    22X     EK02 
600 GB 2.5-inch SAS3 HHD 4KN/512e SED             9183    22X     EK1A 
1.2 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 HDD 4KN/512e SED             9183    22X     EK1B 
2.4 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 HDD 4KN/512e NONSED          9183    22X     EK1C 
240 GB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 1.4-DWPD NONSED          9183    22X     EK20 
960 GB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED          9183    22X     EK21 
1.9 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED          9183    22X     EK22 
3.8 TB 2.5-inch SATA SSD 2.5-DWPD NONSED          9183    22X     EK23 
3.8 TB 2.5-inch SAS3 1-DWPD NONSED                9183    22X     EK27 
PCI Risers Standard                               9183    22X     EK30 
Drive backplane 2.5-inch SAS/SATA, 8x bays, 8x  
carriers, 12V Power cable                         9183    22X     EK36 
Broadcom 9300-8i SAS/SATA HBA PCIe3 x8            9183    22X     EK41 
Broadcom 9305-16i SAS/SATA HBA PCIe3 x8 LP        9183    22X     EK43 
Broadcom (LSI) MegaRAID 9361-8i SAS3 Controller  
with 8 internal ports (2 GB Cache) PCIe 3.0 x8
with cables                                       9183    22X     EK47 
Broadcom (LSI) MegaRAID 9361-8i SAS3
NVIDIA T4 GPU with PCIe3.0 x16 LP (16 GB)         9183    22X     EK4L 
NVIDIA T4 GPU with PCIe3.0 x16 (16 GB)            9183    22X     EK4M 
AC Power Supply - 2000 WATT (220V)                9183    22X     EKMP 
Self-Encrypting Unlock Kit                        9183    22X     EKWD 
PCIe2 LP 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter        9183    22X     EL3Z 
PCIe3 LP 2-port 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter        9183    22X     EL43 
PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter                         9183    22X     EL4L 
PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter                      9183    22X     EL4M 
PCIe2 2-port 10/1GbE BaseT RJ45 Adapter           9183    22X     EL55 
PCIe3 16Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter           9183    22X     EL5B 
PCIe3 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Adapter           9183    22X     EL5U 
PCIe3 LP 2-port 32Gb Fibre Channel Adapter        9183    22X     EL5V 
16 GB DDR4 Memory                                 9183    22X     EM62 
32 GB DDR4 Memory                                 9183    22X     EM63 
64 GB DDR4 Memory                                 9183    22X     EM64 
1m (3.3-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax 
Copper                                            9183    22X     EN01 
3m (9.8-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax  
Copper                                            9183    22X     EN02 
5m (16.4-ft), 10Gb E'Net Cable SFP+ Act Twinax
Copper                                            9183    22X     EN03 
PCIe2 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter          9183    22X     EN0S 
PCIe2 LP 4-Port (10Gb+1GbE) SR+RJ45 Adapter       9183    22X     EN0T 
PCIe2 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45 Adapter  9183    22X     EN0U 
PCIe2 LP 4-port (10Gb+1GbE) Copper SFP+RJ45  
Adapter                                           9183    22X     EN0V 

Power Cord To PDU/UPS, (100-240V/16A) for India   9183    22X     END8 

Bulk Packaging Request ID                         9183    22X     ERB0 
Bulk Packaging ID #1                              9183    22X     ERB1 
Bulk Packaging ID #2                              9183    22X     ERB2 
Bulk Packaging ID #3                              9183    22X     ERB3 
Bulk Packaging ID #4                              9183    22X     ERB4 
Bulk Packaging ID #5                              9183    22X     ERB5 
Bulk Packaging ID #6                              9183    22X     ERB6 
Bulk Packaging ID #7                              9183    22X     ERB7 
Bulk Packaging ID #8                              9183    22X     ERB8 
Bulk Packaging ID #9                              9183    22X     ERB9 
Bulk Packaging ID #10                             9183    22X     ERBA 
Bulk Packaging ID #11                             9183    22X     ERBB 
Bulk Packaging ID #12                             9183    22X     ERBC 
Bulk Packaging ID #13                             9183    22X     ERBD 
Bulk Packaging ID #14                             9183    22X     ERBE 
Bulk Packaging ID #15                             9183    22X     ERBF 
Bulk Packaging ID #16                             9183    22X     ERBG 
Bulk Packaging ID #17                             9183    22X     ERBH 
Bulk Packaging ID #18                             9183    22X     ERBJ 
Bulk Packaging ID #19                             9183    22X     ERBK 
Bulk Packaging ID #20                             9183    22X     ERBL 
No Bulk Packaging Specify                         9183    22X     ERBZ 
RFID Tags for Servers, Compute Nodes, Chassis,
Racks, and HMCs                                   9183    22X     ERF1 
S&H - No Charge                                   9183    22X     ESC0 
S&H-a                                             9183    22X     ESC5 
Standalone USB DVD drive w/cable                  9183    22X     EUA5 



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
  • Width: 436 mm (17.2 in.)
  • Depth: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
  • Height: 86 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Weight: 30.9 kg (68 lbs.)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

For some standards and guidelines for operating environment, see the ASHRAE-A2 website.

Software requirements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 for LE (POWER9)

Planning information

Cable orders

No additional cable required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Service Agent website.



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Terms and conditions

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Volume orders

Contact your IBM representative.

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period
Warranty and additional coverage options: Coverage summary1:

Warranty period:

Service level:

3 years

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) including Parts-Only Next-Business-Day (NBD), 9 x 5

Service Upgrade Options:  
Warranty Service Upgrade IBM On-Site Repair, 9x5 Same Day2 and 24x7 Same-Day options
Maintenance Services (Post-Warranty): IBM On-Site Repair, Next-Business-Day and Same-Day options
IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance3: Y
1 See the complete coverage details below.
2 Offered in US and EMEA only.
3 Not offered in the US.

Three years.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Solid-state disk drives, NVMe, and flash adapters have a maximum number of write cycles. Devices that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Individual service life may vary and can be monitored using an operating system command.

NVMe adapters have a maximum number of write cycles. NVMe device failures will be replaced during the standard warranty period for the attached server at IBM's expense, regardless of usage levels. IBM Maintenance Agreements after the warranty period are limited to devices that have not reached the maximum number of write cycles. Devices that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Individual service life may vary and can be monitored using an operating system command.

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.


CRU Service

IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRU

Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Hard disk drive
  • Optical drive
  • Fan
  • Fan Cage
  • I/O adapters
  • Operator panel
  • Operator panel cable
  • PCI adapters
  • Power cord
  • Power supply
  • Processor power regulator
  • Service processor
  • RAID card cable
  • Memory DIMMs
  • Native USB Serial Card
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • External cables
  • Display
  • Sheet metal trays and dividers
  • Planar
  • Air duct
  • Heat sinks
  • Rails

Tier 2 (optional) CRU

You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU. You may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

Advanced Part Exchange warranty service

With Advanced Part Exchange warranty service, you can order and track replacement parts directly under Customer Replaceable Unit or Parts Only Service following procedures that are provided by IBM. Replacement parts are shipped to your location for you to install. IBM will use commercially reasonable delivery methods to ship the replacement part for NBD delivery. Advanced Part Exchange warranty service is not available in all countries. You must be approved and registered to use this service. Contact your IBM representative or your reseller for further information.

CRU and On-Site Service

At IBM's discretion, you will receive specified CRU service, or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The are must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response. Calls must be received by 17:00 local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.


Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

  • IBM On-Site Repair, Same Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 365 days a year
Maintenance service options
CRU and On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • IBM On-Site Repair, same-day On-Site Repair Target, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under the CRU and On-site Service level specified above. For additional information on the CRU Service, see the warranty information.


Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, through an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

  • IBM On-Site Repair, Next Business Day Response Target, Monday-Friday. Calls must be received by 3:00 PM local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.
  • IBM On-Site Repair, Same-Day On-Site Response Target, Monday-Sunday 00:00-24:00, 365 days a year.


IBM Hardware Maintenance Services -- committed maintenance1

Organizations can lose as much as USD100 million per year to downtime related to information and communications technology. IBM Hardware Maintenance Services -- committed maintenance can deliver various guaranteed hardware service for IBM equipment from the moment you call for support worldwide (based on the countries in which IBM has a presence) and around the clock. Through clear response targets and standardized service-delivery metrics, we help you optimize your IT infrastructure and reduce the threat of hardware-related outages.

For more information, visit: IBM Hardware Maintenance Services - committed maintenance Data Sheet (D) - USEN

1Currently not available in the US.

Customer-Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU.

Tier 1 (mandatory) CRUs: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

For machines with On-site Same-day Response Service, IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU part at your request, at no additional charge.

Tier 2 (optional) CRUs: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

The following parts and features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

  • Hard disk drive
  • Optical drive
  • Fan
  • Fan Cage
  • I/O adapters
  • Operator panel
  • Operator panel cable
  • PCI adapters
  • Power cord
  • Power supply
  • Processor power regulator
  • Service processor
  • RAID card cable
  • Memory DIMMs
  • Native USB Serial Card
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • External cables
  • Display
  • Sheet metal trays and dividers
  • Planar
  • Air duct
  • Heat sinks
  • Rails

To service a Linux system end to end, Linux service and productivity tools must be installed from the Customer care web page.

The tools are automatically loaded if IBM Manufacturing installs the Linux image or IBM Installation Toolkit.

The Linux call home feature is also supported in a stand-alone system configuration to report serviceable events.

Feature numbers or models for which there is a maintenance charge:

Machine type-model Feature number
9183-22X -
9183-22X EK00
9183-22X EK01
9183-22X EK02
9183-22X EK4L
9183-22X EK4M
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Client setup. Clients are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

Yes

The applicable processor group is small.

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a client on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the client. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative. It can also be found on the License Agreement for Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code

Access to Machine Code updates is conditioned on entitlement and license validation in accordance with IBM policy and practice. IBM may verify entitlement through client number, serial number, electronic restrictions, or any other means or methods employed by IBM in its discretion.

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

A.) Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.

Educational allowance

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education clients. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 5% for the products in this announcement.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Annual minimum maintenance charges

Not applicable

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.



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AP distribution

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Country/Region Announced
AP
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China No
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Trademarks

POWER9, OpenCAPI and Watson are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Power, Global Technology Services, ServicePac and IBM Watson are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at

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