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The IBM AC922 and LC922 line of servers are storage-rich servers designed to support high data throughput and scalability needs.Amazingly Powerful Architecture for GPU-based ML TasksWe’re currently using the AC922 across the organization in many of our research groups, prototyping and implementing workflows for ML-driven image analysis. We also use the system for genomics and statistical genetics applications on high-throughput sequencing data.,Fast access to in-memory data, speeding up GPU-based computation as compared to commodity hardware. Easy to manage, with a powerful web-based management interface. Integrates remarkably well with other offerings from IBM, including the ESS storage system.,Currently, we’d like to see more support for the Power9 (ppc64le) architecture among popular ML and bioinformatics packages, and lessen the need to compile packages ourselves to run on Power9.,8,We are fairly new to the AC922, but so far we have seen a speed-up on some of our image analysis tasks. Also, the integration with ESS has made it easier to migrate in data.,,AutoCAD mobile (formerly AutoCAD 360), Onshape, Tableau Server
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IBM AC922/LC922
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February 12, 2019

IBM AC922/LC922 Review: "Amazingly Powerful Architecture for GPU-based ML Tasks"

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We’re currently using the AC922 across the organization in many of our research groups, prototyping and implementing workflows for ML-driven image analysis. We also use the system for genomics and statistical genetics applications on high-throughput sequencing data.
  • Fast access to in-memory data, speeding up GPU-based computation as compared to commodity hardware.
  • Easy to manage, with a powerful web-based management interface.
  • Integrates remarkably well with other offerings from IBM, including the ESS storage system.
  • Currently, we’d like to see more support for the Power9 (ppc64le) architecture among popular ML and bioinformatics packages, and lessen the need to compile packages ourselves to run on Power9.
Operationalized AI pipelines, with high throughput and repeatability, are the ideal scenario for the AC922. Also, GPU-heavy workloads that require large in-memory data sets are what this server does very, very well. Somewhat less appropriate is running libraries that are heavily or exclusively x86-focused.
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About IBM AC922/LC922

IBM® Power System™ Accelerated Compute Server (AC922) promises to deliver unprecedented performance for modern HPC, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI). The vendor says enterprises can now deploy data-intensive workloads, like deep learning frameworks and accelerated databases, with confidence. AC922 promises the cutting-edge AI innovation data scientists desire, with the dependability IT requires. This is IT infrastructure redesigned for enterprise AI.
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IBM AC922/LC922 Competitors

Dell C4140, HPE Apollo 6500 gen10, NVIDIA DGX-1, NVIDIA DGX-2, Cray CS Storm 500NX

IBM AC922/LC922 Technical Details

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