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Package Information
Processor POWER9
Chip Nimbus
Maximum base clock 3.1GHz (4/8 core)
Maximum WOF clock 3.8GHz (4/8 core)
Maximum TDP 190W
PCIe controllers (PEC) 3
PCIe generation 4
Maximum PCIe lanes 48
Maximum PCIe endpoints 6
CAPI 2.0 interfaces 2
OpenCAPI interfaces 0
NVLink interfaces 0

For more general information about the Nimbus chip this module contains, such as details about particular steppings, please see Nimbus.

Sforza is the codename for a POWER9, Nimbus chip, CPU module/package designed for general purpose computing, with high I/O available over standard PCIe generation 4 interfaces. The Nimbus chip it houses has 24 cores on the die, each capable of SMT4, and as a Scale Out processor intended for dual socket systems, uses directly attached RAM.

It is used by the Talos™ II systems.

RCS modules sold

Part SKU Name Cores Stepping TDP
02CY297 CP9M01 IBM POWER9 CPU (4-Core) 4 DD2.2 90 W
02CY089 CP9M02 IBM POWER9 CPU (8-Core) 8 DD2.2 160 W
02CY489 CP9M06 IBM POWER9 CPU (18-Core) 18 DD2.2 190 W
02CY296? CP9M08 IBM POWER9 CPU (22-Core) 22 DD2.2 190 W
CP9M31 IBM POWER9 v2 CPU (4-Core) 4 DD2.3 90 W
02CY649 CP9M32 IBM POWER9 v2 CPU (8-Core) 8 DD2.3 160 W

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