IBM POWER Clusters

Fastest Accelerated HPC and Big Data
Built with the Leading Servers for HPC & AI

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Microway’s IBM POWER clusters are designed for leaders in AI and HPC to realize extraordinary application performance. The IBM POWER processor supports the tight integration of accelerators into the POWER8 and POWER9 processors, superior memory bandwidth, and enables radically simpler GPU and FPGA accelerator programming than on competing platforms.

Installed Software

A Microway preconfigured cluster comes preinstalled with:

  • Linux distribution of your choice, including Red Hat, CentOS or Ubuntu
  • NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit, Libraries and SDK
  • Microway Cluster Management Software (MCMS™) or IBM Spectrum Cluster Manager
  • IBM XL or Portland Group Compilers (PGI)

Sample Microway IBM POWER Cluster Specifications

Two POWER9 with NVLink CPUs and 4/6 Tesla V100 GPUs with AC922 compute nodes

Sample Cluster Size 20 Power Systems AC922 Nodes (64 GPUs and 32 CPUs) in a 42U Cabinet
Base Platform Power Systems AC922 with Tesla V100 with NVLink nodes
World’s first CPU: Tesla GPU Coherence— POWER9 CPU and Tesla V100 GPU share same memory space
Only Platform with CPU:GPU NVLink—No PCI-E data bottleneck between POWER9 CPU and Tesla GPU
GPUs per Node (4) Tesla V100 SXM2.0 (air cooled)
(6) Tesla V100 SXM2.0 (liquid cooled)
System Memory per Node Up to 2TB DDR4
Total GPU Memory
per Node
64GB (4 GPU node, air cooled)
96GB (6 GPU node, liquid cooled)
Head Node Dual POWER9 Server (1U – 2U) with up to 2TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 144 TB
Compute Nodes: up to 4 TB
Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System
Network Dual Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 10Gb/40Gb/100Gb Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) ConnectX-5 100Gb EDR or HDR InfiniBand Fabric
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Optional liquid cooling of nodes
Optional liquid-cooled rack doors (for thermally-neutral HPC)

Power Systems AC922

Two CPUs, 176 threads per Node, designed for Big Data workloads

Total Cluster Thread Count Up to 3520 threads
Sample Cluster Size One fully-integrated 42U rackmount cabinet with 20 Power Systems LC922 Nodes
Base Platform Power Systems LC922
CPUS/Cores/Threads Per Node 2x 16, 20, or 22 core POWER9 Processors
4 Threads Per Core, up to 176 threads per node
System Memory per Node Up to 2TB DDR4
Head Node Dual POWER9 Server (1U – 2U) with up to 1TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 144 TB
Compute Nodes: up to 144 TB
Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System
Network Quad 10 Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 25Gb/50Gb/100Gb Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) Mellanox Low-Latency Ethernet with RDMA Support
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Optional liquid cooling of nodes
Optional liquid-cooled rack doors (for thermally-neutral Computing)

Two CPUs, 160 threads per Node, in a 1U Footprint

Total Cluster Thread Count Up to 6400 threads
Sample Cluster Size One fully-integrated 42U rackmount cabinet with 40 Power Systems LC921 Nodes
Base Platform Power Systems LC921
CPUS/Cores/Threads Per Node 2x 16 or 20 core POWER9 Processors
4 Threads Per Core, up to 160 threads per node
System Memory per Node Up to 2TB DDR4
Head Node Dual POWER9 Server (1U – 2U) with up to 2TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 144 TB
Compute Nodes: up to 48 TB
Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System
Network Quad 10 Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 25Gb/50Gb/100Gb Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) Mellanox Low-Latency Ethernet with RDMA Support
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Optional liquid cooling of nodes
Optional liquid-cooled rack doors (for thermally-neutral Computing)

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Supported for Life

Our technicians and sales staff consistently ensure that your entire experience with Microway is handled promptly, creatively, and professionally.

Telephone support is available for the lifetime of your cluster by Microway’s experienced technicians. After the initial warranty period, hardware warranties are offered on an annual basis. Out-of-warranty repairs are available on a time & materials basis.

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