Date Added: January 21, 2019

Additional Information

Criteria Version: Version 1.0


Level One

  • OpenPOWER Ready Products

Level Two

  • System

Level Three

  • ISA Profile V1 (Power8)



IBM Power Systems S821LC brings open innovation and high-density computing to the Linux server market. It offers superior virtualization and incorporates POWER8 processors, accelerators, and faster I/O using Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) technology. The server optimizes processing power, offers increased workload throughput and reduces datacenter floor space requirements. With the ability to meet diverse needs, the server is built on open standards and incorporates accelerators.


This 2-socket, 1U POWER8 system was developed from OpenPOWER system reference designs, uses OpenPOWER firmware from git-hub and complies with OpenPOWER specifications.


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OpenPOWER Ready™ is a mark used by the OpenPOWER Foundation to enable ecosystem product developers to indicate their product has been shown/demonstrated to meet a minimum set of characteristics and should be interoperable with other OpenPOWER Ready products. The mark attests that a specific component satisfies the criteria defined in a specific version of the OpenPOWER Ready Criteria Document.

OpenPOWER Ready Definition and Criteria Version 2.0
OpenPOWER Ready Definition and Criteria Version 1.0