The IBM® Power Systems™ family new adapter and drive options:
- 4-core Power S814 for entry clients (#EPXK #EPZK, #EPYK)
- 3D Graphics Adapter (#EC41, #EC42)
- 387 GB solid-state drives (SSD)(#ES0J, #ES0K)
- Group of six 387 GB SSDs (#ESRJ, #ESRK)
- EPX30 carrier to accommodate 1.8-inch SSDs (#EB2W)
- Load Source Specify (387 GB 1.8″ SSD for IBM i) (#ELSK)
- Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) enablement activation (#EC2A)
The 4-core Power S814 offers entry clients running AIX, IBM i, or Linux an entry server based on POWER8 technology. It uses a 3.02 GHz POWER8 Processor Card (#EPXK) with processor core activation features (#EPZK and #EPYK). All four processor cores must be activated, but a factory deconfiguration feature (#2319) is supported. The chargeable feature EPYK is used for these activations. Three no-charge EPZK features are used with the IBM Solution Edition (#4928) in place of three EPYK activation features for those eligible to use the solution edition.
The 4-core S814 supports the 16GB memory feature (#EM8B). A max of four of these features is supported for a system maximum of 64 GB.
The 4-core S814 supports a maximum of eight disk drives or eight SSDs or a combination of eight disks and SSDs in the system unit. This is true with any of the storage backplane options selected. SAS drives located in feature code I/O drawers such as the EXP24S (#5887) are not supported. Attachment to SANs is supported.
The following previously announced SFF-3 SAS drives are supported in the SAS bays of the 4-core S814 system unit:
- 146 GB 15k rpm disk drive (#ESDT) available in July
- 139 GB 15k rpm disk drive (#ESDU) available in July
- 300 GB 15k rpm disk drive (#ESDB) available in June
- 283 GB 15k rpm disk drive (#ESDA) available in June
- 387 GB SSD (#ES0L and #ES0M) available in June
Other SFF-3 drives are not supported.
The 4-core S814 has seven PCIe Gen3 slots. One slot is used by one 4-port 1Gb Ethernet adapter. If the expanded function backplane is chosen, another PCIe port is used, leaving five ports. The statement of direction made for a future PCIe expansion drawer does not apply to the 4-core S814.
The Capacity BackUp specify feature 0444 is supported with the 4-core processor card (#EPXK) in IBM i environments. With its P05 software, it can be paired with a POWER7 or POWER7+ or POWER8 server with P05 or P10 software tier.
Planned Availability Dates:
June 10, 2014, for:
Features EB72, ESC0, and ESC5
Features EUC6 and EUC7 on MTMs 8246-L2T, 8247-22L, and 8248-L4T
June 13, 2014, for:
Feature 5277 on MTMs 8247-22L and 8284-22A
Feature 5785 on MTMs 8286-41A and 8286-42A
Feature EC41 on MTMs 8247-22L and 8284-22A
Feature EC42 on MTMs 8286-41A and 8286-42A
June 20, 2014, for:
Features 3684 and 3685 on MTMs 8247-22L, 8284-22A, 8286-41A, and 8286-42A
Features EH14, EH15, EH16, EH17, and EN0K
Features EN0T, and EN0V on MTM 8247-22L
June 24, 2014, for:
Features 4928, EC2A, EPXK, EPYK, and EPZK
July 18, 2014, for:
Features EB2W, ELSK, ES0J, ES0K, ESRJ, and ESRK
Feature EC41 on MTMs 8202-E4D, 8205-E6D, 8231-E1D, 8231-E2D, 8246-L1D, 8246-L1T, 8246-L2D, 8246-L2T, and 8268-E1D
Feature EC42 on MTMs 8202-E4D and 8205-E6D
August 29, 2014,
Features 3684, 3685, 5277, EC41, ELQG, EN0T, EN0V, EUC6, and EUC7 on MTM 8247-21L