S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server

Generation 4 (continued)

The following are excerpts from the IBM Sales Manual.

Abstract

The System/390 Parallel Enterprise Server general purpose models are a continuation of the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) product family. These processors can participate in business computing in a standalone environment and are the building blocks for a Parallel Sysplex. These models in a Parallel Sysplex configuration enable single image growth well beyond single processor solutions.

The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models are a cost- effective replacement for bipolar and comparable non-IBM processors. These models offer high capacity processors with larger memory capabilities. Upgrades from the existing S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server R2, R3, and R4 models to the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models are available. The S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server - Generation 4 models can be full participants in a Parallel Sysplex configuration, along with S/390 software and professional services. This enhanced Parallel Sysplex configuration extends the single image CMOS processing capabilities significantly.

Model abstract 9672-RA5

The IBM 9672 Model RA5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 1 central processor). CEC capacity includes: from 512MB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-RB5

The IBM 9672 Model RB5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 2 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 512MB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-RC5

The IBM 9672 Model RC5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 3 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-RX5

The IBM 9672 Model RX5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 10 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-RY5

The IBM 9672 Model RY5 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 10 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 4GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16. The RY5 also incorporates a Modular Cooling Unit (MCU) to provide customers with the fastest S/390 CMOS technology, worldwide.

Model abstract 9672-R15

The IBM 9672 Model R15 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 1 central processor). CEC capacity includes: from 512MB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R25

The IBM 9672 Model R25 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 2 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 512MB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R35

The IBM 9672 Model R35 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 3 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R45

The IBM 9672 Model R45 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 4 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R55

The IBM 9672 Model R55 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 5 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 1GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R65

The IBM 9672 Model R65 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 6 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R75

The IBM 9672 Model R75 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 7 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R85

The IBM 9672 Model R85 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 8 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Model abstract 9672-R95

The IBM 9672 Model R95 is a Parallel Transaction Server that consists of one CEC (with 9 central processors). CEC capacity includes: from 2GB to 16GB storage; parallel channels up to 96; ESCON channels, up to 256 in increments of four; and Coupling Links up to 16.

Highlights

Description

IBM leads the industry by offering the following enhancements:

The S/390 G4 Enterprise Server models continue to enable significant savings with respect to energy, facilities overhead, and maintenance costs when compared to older technology processors. Customers who migrate from an ES/9000 system, or comparable non-IBM systems, can see up to 97% savings in energy costs (including power and cooling), up to 65% in service and maintenance costs, and more than 91% in floor space requirements. Less energy requirement leads to economies in facilities infrastructure and operating cost. Lower energy needs may defer machine room expansion, electrical power distribution retrofit, and reduce site heat exchanger (HVAC) burden. The exclusive universal power capabilities of IBM's new servers accommodate direct attachment to any electrical utility worldwide. IBM's G4 model RY5 exploits innovative cooling techniques and provides customers with the fastest S/390 CMOS technology worldwide. The air-cooled RY5 incorporates a Modular Cooling Unit (MCU) internal to its footprint, to achieve faster cycle time and higher performance compared to the RX5. The MCU has an N + 1 design with concurrent maintenance capability.

Increased Processor Storage Capability to 16GBs: IBM leads the industry by offering up to 16GBs of processor storage capability on the new S/390 G4 Servers and Coupling Facility C05 model. This enhances the ability to balance S/390 G4 system resources with the performance of the processor. In PR/SM LPAR mode, models with greater than 2GBs installed storage can configure some or all of the installed storage as central storage. Each individual logical partition is limited to a maximum of 2GBs of central storage. The sum total of all logical partition central storage can exceed 2GBs up to the limit of processor storage.

Performance Comparisons: The following table provides the performance expectations of the new S/390 G4 Enterprise Server models, relative to the 9672 model R15 (where the R15 is approximately 0.9 to 1.1 times the performance of an ES/9000 model 711).

9672 Models OS/390 Release 1
Commercial Performance(1)
RA5 vs. R15 0.77 - 0.79
RB5 vs. R15 1.4
R25 vs. R15 1.8 - 1.9
RC5 vs. R15 2.2 - 2.4
R35 vs. R15 2.5 - 2.7
R45 vs. R15 3.1 - 3.5
R55 vs. R15 3.9 - 4.5
R65 vs. R15 4.45 - 5.3
R75 vs. R15 4.85 - 6.0
R85 vs. R15 5.2 - 6.6
R95 vs. R15 5.4 - 7.2
RX5 vs. R15 5.6 - 7.7
RY5 vs. R15 6.2 - 8.6

Note: (1) The above performance comparisons are Internal Throughput Rate Ratios (ITRR) based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. For more detailed performance information, please consult the Large System Performance Reference (LSPR). The values represent the ITRR relative to the 9672 Model R15, where the 9672 R15 is approximately 0.9 to 1.1 times the performance of an ES/9000 Model 711.

Models

Model summary matrix
Model Frame QTY W/O Up Grade of Rx4 Frame QTY With Up Grade of Rx4 Maximum I/O Expansion Cages W/O Up Grade of Rx4 Maximum I/O Expansion Cages With Up Grade of Rx4 ESCON or Parallel Channels MAX Storage Range (MB) # of CPs (X-Way) Coupling Links MIN/MAX
9672-RA5 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 1 0 - 16
9672-R15 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 1 0 - 16
9672-RB5 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 2 0 - 16
9672-R25 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 512MB-16GB 2 0 - 16
9672-RC5 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 3 0 - 16
9672-R35 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 3 0 - 16
9672-R45 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 4 0 - 16
9672-R55 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 1GB-16GB 5 0 - 16
9672-R65 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 6 0 - 16
9672-R75 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 7 0 - 16
9672-R85 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 8 0 - 16
9672-R95 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 9 0 - 16
9672-R35 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 2GB-16GB 10 0 - 16
9672-RX5 1-2 1-2 3 3 P/96 E/256 4GB-16GB 10 0 - 16

Supported OEMI/Parallel I/O devices

The following I/O devices and control units are supported for attachment to the IBM OEMI/parallel channel interface.
Direct access storage devices(DASD) controllers Block Byte
3880 - 001,002,003 Storage Controller X
3880 - 011,013,021,023 3880 - 011,013,021,023 X
3990 - 001,002,003,006 Storage Controller X
3995 - 131,132,151,153 Optical Library Dataserver X
3995 - 133,153 Optical Library Dataserver X
3995 - C32,C34,C36,C38 Optical Library Dataserver X
9341 - A02 Storage Controller X
9343 - C02,C04,CC2,CC4 Storage Controller X
9393 - 002 RAMAC Virtual Array X
9394 - 001,002,003 RAMAC Array Subsystem X
9395 - B13, B23 RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem X
9396 - 001, 002, 200 RAMAC 2 Scalable Array Storage X
9397 - A01 RAMAC Electronic Array Controller X
9397 - A02 RAMAC Electronic Array Storage 2 X
Magnetic Tape Units
3480 - A11,A22 Magnetic Tape Subsystem X
3490 - A01,A02,A10,A20 Magnetic Tape Subsystem X
3490 - C1A,C2A,C10,C11,C22 Magnetic Tape Subsystem X
3490 - D31,D32,D41,D42 Magnetic Tape Subsystem X
3494 - L10 Tape Library Dataserver X
Printers
3800 - 001,003,006 Printing Subsystem X
3820 - 001 Page Printer X
3825 - 001 Page Printer X
3827 - 001 Page Printer X
3828 - 001 Page Printer X
3835 - 001,002 Page Printer X
3900 - DW1,DW2,D01,D02,0W1,0W3,001 Duplex Printing System X
4000 - IS1,IS2,ID1,ID2 InfoPrint 4000 X
4000 - IR1,IR2 InfoPrint 4000 X
Miscellaneous
3088 - 0A1,001,002 Multisys. Channel Comm. Unit X
3172 - 001,003 Interconnect Controller X
3174 - 11L,21L Establishment Controller X X
3745 - 130,170 Communications Controller X X
3745 - 210,310,410,610 Communications Controller X X
3814 - A01,A02,A03,A04 Switching Management System X X
6098 - 001 Control Unit X
7013 - All Models RS/6000 X
7015 - All Models RS/6000 X
9035 - 002 ESCON Converter Model 2 X
9076 SP1, SP2 - All Models Power Parallel Systems X

Supported ESCON I/O devices

The following I/O devices and control units are supported for attachment to the ESCON channel
Direct access storage device (DASD) controllers
3990 - 002,003,006 Storage Controller
3995 - 133 Optical Library Dataserver
3995 - C32,C34,C36,C38 Optical Library Dataserver
9341 - A02 Storage Controller
9343 - D04,DC4 Storage Controller
9390 - 001,002 RAMAC 3 Array Storage Control
9393 - 002 RAMAC Virtual Array
9393 - T42, T82 RAMAC Virtual Array 2 Turbo
9394 - 001,002,003 RAMAC Array Subsystem
9395 - B13, B23 RAMAC 2 Array Subsystem
9396 - 001, 002, 200 RAMAC 2 Scalable Array Storage
9397 - A01 RAMAC Electronic Array Controller
9397 - A02 RAMAC Electronic Array Storage 2
Magnetic tape units
3490 - A01,A02,A10,A20 Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3490 - C1A,C2A,C10,C11,C22 Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3490 - D31,D32,D41,D42 Magnetic Tape Subsystem
3494 - B16 Virtual Tape Server
3494 - L10,L12,L14 Tape Library Dataserver
3590 - A00,A14 Magstar Tape Subsystem
3591 - A01 High Performance Tape Control Unit
Miscellaneous
3172 - 001,003 Interconnect Controller
3174 - 12L, 22L Establishment Controller
3745 - 17A,21A,31A,41A,61A Communications Controller
3746 - 950 Nways Multiprotocol Controller
3900 - DW1,DW2,D01,D02,0W1,0W3 Duplex Printing System
4000 - IS1,IS2,ID1,ID2 InfoPrint 4000
4000 - IR1,IR2 InfoPrint 4000
7013 - All Models RS/6000
7015 - All Models RS/6000
9032 - 002,003 ESCON Director
9033 - 001 ESCON Director
9034 - 001 ESCON Converter
9036 - 001,002 ESCON Remote Channel Extender
9076 SP1, SP2, All Models Power Parallel Systems

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