Enterprise System/9000

Enterprise System/9000

Enterprise System/9000
Announced September 5, 1990 and withdrawn May 24, 1998.
The following is the text of an IBM product brochure published in September 1990.

The IBM Enterprise System/9000 (ES/9000) provides the most extensive computing range ever offered within a single processor family. Based on IBM's newest technologies and proven systems architecture, this powerful processor family provides over 100-fold growth from the smallest rack-mounted systems to top-of-the-line, general-purpose computers.

The result is a new era in computing that redefines management of the computing environment and lifts computing power to new levels of performance, designed to generate new and better solutions to specific business needs.

Consistent family platform

Based on IBM's Enterprise Systems Architecture/390 (ESA/390), the IBM ES/9000 family offers users a common platform across all of its 18 processor models. This unprecedented potential for growth along clearly defined paths provides exceptional granularity in computing power.

Using state-of-the-art technology and design, the ES/9000 processors introduce the advantages of Enterprise Systems Architecture/390 (ESA/390) to these operating system environments: VSE/ESA, VM/ESA and MVS/ESA. The powerful new processor family also extends such benefits as 31-bit addressing, larger virtual storage addressing and dynamic channel subsystems -- making use of the increased central storage and expanded storage capacities that these processors provide.

In addition, the ES/9000 family offers an array of powerful capabilities. These include vector processing, cryptography, an Enterprise Systems Connection Channel Architecture (ESCON) implementation that includes a channel-to-channel capability, and parallel channels with data rates of up to 4.5MB/sec. Advanced features and functions such as these are designed to break new ground in application opportunities.

Eight water-cooled models

The IBM ES/9000 family includes eight water-cooled models: the 330, 340, 500, 580, 620, 720, 820 and 900.

Family upgrade flexibility*

As the need for added processing capability increases, upgrade paths are available from existing Enterprise System/3090 Model J and the new Enterprise System/3090-9000T (ES/3090-9000) models into selected water-cooled models of the ES/9000 family. And upgrade paths are available within the ES/9000 family to satisfy additional processing needs, as well.

(* Upgrades from 620 to 820 and from 720 to 900 involve substantial change to the customer's existing processor. It is the customer's responsibility to determine the tax and accounting handling of processor installations and upgrades within the customer's own organization.)

Technology and design leadership

The ES/9000 family Models 330 through 720 contain the proven technology and packaging of the Thermal Conduction Module (TCM). The Models 820 and 900 use TCM packaging that has been significantly enhanced.

Additionally, design enhancements for ES/9000 Models 820 and 900 include a second-level high-speed buffer, a split first-level high-speed buffer and improved interprocessor communication. These technological and design enhancements are key elements underpinning the heightened speed and performance of the top-of-the-line family models.

Highlights

The water-cooled ES/9000 processor models provide these advanced functions:

Improved availability. In response to user requirements for continuous operations, the ES/9000 processors provide for:

IBM ES/9000 processor support units
Model Processor
controller
element
Power and
coolant
distrib. unit
Display stations Modem
330 9022 1 2-5 (1) 1
340 9022 1 2-5 (1) 1
500 9022 1 2-5 (1) 1
580 9022 1 2-5 (1) 1
620 9022 2 3-6 (1) 2
720 9022 2 3-6 (1) 2
820 9022 2 3-6 (1) 2
900 9022 2 3-6 (1) 2
(1) 3206 Model 100

IBM ES/9000 hardware features*
ESA/390 Architecture S
PR/SM S
ESCON channels O (1)
  S (2)
4.5MB parallel channels O (2)
  S (1)
Sysplex Timer O
Vector Facility O
Integrated Cryptographic Feature O
SIE Assist S
DB2 sort enhancement S
VM data spaces S
Dynamic Reconfiguration Management S
Enhanced power system S
Console Integration S
Integrated I/O features --
Integrated communications subsystems --
(1) Models 330, 340, 500-720
(2) Models 820, 900
* Specific software levels may be required
S = Standard feature
O = Optional feature
-- = Not applicable

IBM ES/9000 software support
IML Mode: ESA/390 LPAR
VSE    
VSE/ESA V1.1 -- ·
VSE/SP V4.1.2 -- ·
VSE/SP V3.2.2 -- ·
VM    
VM/ESA    
  370 feature -- ·
  ESA feature Rel 1.0 · ·
  ESA feature Rel 1.1 · ·
VM/XA SP R2.1 · ·
VM/HPO R5, R6 -- ·
VM/SP R5, R6 -- ·
MVS    
MVS/ESA SPV4.1.0, V4.2.0 · ·
MVS/SP V3.1.Oe, V3.1.3 · ·
MVS/SP V2.2.0, V2.2.3 · ·
MVS/SP V1.3.5 -- ·
AIX(under VM)    
AIX/370 V1.2 ·(1) ·(2)
TPF    
TPF 3.1 ·(4) ·(3)
(1) VM/ESA only
(2) Any supported VM level
(3) Single system environment
(4) 820 & 900 in physical partition mode
  340, 500-900 in loosely coupled environment
-- = Not applicable

Note: A growing number of enabled applications are available in the areas of cooperative processing, performance monitoring, connectivity, industry specific solutions and others.

IBM ES/9000 processor options
Total channels Parallel channels ESCON channels
Model Min. Max. Min. Max. lncr. Min. Max. Incr.
330 16 64 16 32 16 0 32 16
340 16 64 16 32 16 0 32 16
500 32 64 32 64 16 0 32 16
580 32 64 32 64 16 0 32 16
620 64 128 64 128 16* 0 64 16*
720 64 128 64 128 16* 0 64 16*
820 128 256 0 96 16* 32 256 16*
900 128 256 0 96 16* 32 256 16*
* Per side.
Processor storage (MB) Central storage (MB) Expanded storage (MB)
Model Min. Max. Min. Max. lncr. Min. Max. Incr.
330 32 640 32 128 32 0 512 64****
340 32 1,152 32 128 32 0 1,024 64+
500 64 2,304 64 256 64* 0 2,048 64+
580 64 2,304 64 256 64* 0 2,048 64+
620 128 4,608 128 512 64** 0 4,096 64+
720 128 4,608 128 512 64** 0 4,096 64+
820 256 9,216 256 1,024 128*** 0 8,192 256++
900 512 9,216 512 1,024 256~ 0 8,192 256++
*
**
***
****
+
++
~
64 up to 128; 128 up to 256
64 up to 128; 128 up to 256 per side
128 up to 256; 256 up to 512 per side
64 up to 128; 128 up to 256; 256 up to 512
64 up to 256; 256 up to 512; 512 up to 2,096
256 up to 512; 512 up to 1,024; 1,024 up to 4,096 per side
Per side
Vector Facility Integrated
Cryptographic Feature
Logical
partitions
Model Min. Max. Incr. Min. Max. Incr. Max.
330 0 1 1 0 1* 1 7
340 0 1 1 0 1* 1 7
500 0 2 1 0 1** 1 7
580 0 3 1 0 1** 1 7
620 0 4 1 0 2*** 1 7/14
720 0 6 1 0 2*** 1 7/14
820 0 4 1 0 2*** 1 7/14
900 0 6 1 0 2*** 1 7/14
*
**
***
Mutually exclusive with Vector Facility
Mutually exclusive with one Vector Facility
Maximum one Cryptographic Feature per side and mutually exclusive with one Vector Facility on that side.

IBM ES/9000 upgrade performance comparison (ITR)
Model   SEAP (NIC)
To From  VM/XA SP 2.1* MVS/ESA* Scaler* Vector*
330 15T 1.2 1.2-1.6 1.0-1.4 1.1-1.3
330 17T 1.0-1.1 1.1-1.2 1.0-1.1 1.0-1.1
500 180J 1.8-2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9-2.0
500 18T 1.8-2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9-2.0
500 330 2.0-2.1 2.0-2.2 2.0-2.1 2.0-2.1
500 340 1.8-2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9-2.0
580 200J 1.5-1.6 1.4 1.5 1.3-1.5
580 500 1.5-1.6 1.4 1.5 1.3-1.5
620 200J 2.0-2.1 1.8-1.9 1.9-2.0 1.7-2.0
620 280J 2.0-2.1 1.8-1.9 2.0 1.8-2.0
620 28T 2.0-2.1 1.8-1.9 2.0 1.8-2.0
620 500 2.0-2.1 1.8-1.9 1.9-2.0 1.7-2.0
620 580 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2-1.3
720 300J 1.9 1.7-1.9 1.9-2.0 1.6-2.0
720 580 1.9 1.7-1.9 1.9-2.0 1.6-2.0
720 400J 1.4 1.3-1.4 1.5 1.3-1.5
720 620 1.4 1.3-1.4 1.5 1.3-1.5
720 500J 1.2 1.1-1.2 1.2 1.1-1.2
720 600J 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
* Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate (ITR) ratio, based on measurements and projections using IBM benchmark workloads, using MVS/ESA SP V3. 1.3 and VM/XA SP2. 1.

IBM ES/9000 physical characteristics
  330 340 500 580
  Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
Acoustics, Bels   7.8   7.8   7.8   7.8
Power consumption,
50/60Hz, KVA
 
32.1
 
38.4
 
32.1
 
38.8
 
40.6
 
49.4
 
48.1
 
57.4
Heat output, KBTU/hr
  To water
  To air
  Total
 
56.0
18.8
74.8
 
68.9
40.6
109.5
 
56.0
18.8
74.8
 
68.9
40.6
109.5
 
76.1
35.5
111.6
 
95.9
44.0
139.9
 
95.6
37.9
133.5
 
120.5
47.1
167.6
Floor space
  Sq. feet
  Sq. meters
 
82.4
7.7
 
88.4
8.2
 
82.4
7.7
 
99.1
9.2
 
82.4
7.7
 
99.1
9.2
 
93.3
8.7
 
99.1
9.2
Including service
clearance
  Sq. feet
  Sq. meters
 
 
440.7
40.9
 
 
461.7
42.9
 
 
440.7
40.9
 
 
497.1
46.2
 
 
440.7
40.9
 
 
497.1
46.2
 
 
476.3
44.3
 
 
497.1
46.2
Approximate weight
  Lbs.
  Kg
 
10985
4983
 
12780
5797
 
10985
4983
 
12780
5797
 
11925
5409
 
13710
6219
 
13085
5935
 
13710
6219
  620 720 820 900
  Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max.
Acoustics, Bels   8.1   8.1   8.1   8.1
Power consumption,
50/60Hz, KVA
 
77.2
 
92.8
 
92.2
 
111.2
 
108.6
 
138.6
 
126.6
 
165.8
Heat output, KBTU/hr
  To water
  To air
  Total
 
152.2
58.0
210.2
 
191.8
75.0
266.8
 
191.2
62.8
254.0
 
241.0
81.2
322.2
 
224.6
63.4
288.0
 
305.2
85.4
390.6
 
272.4
73.0
345.4
 
377.4
97.0
474.4
Floor space
  Sq. feet
  Sq. meters
 
152.6
14.2
 
186.9
17.4
 
178.0
16.5
 
186.9
17.4
 
159.3
14.8
 
159.3
14.8
 
181.2
16.8
 
181.2
16.8
Including service
clearance
  Sq. feet
  Sq. meters
 
 
720.0
66.9
 
 
834.1
77.5
 
 
791.4
73.5
 
 
834.1
77.5
 
 
728.1
67.6
 
 
728.1
67.6
 
 
799.5
74.3
 
 
799.5
74.3
Approximate weight
  Lbs.
  Kg
 
22295
10113
 
24625
11170
 
24625
11170
 
27635
12535
 
23179
10514
 
25203
11432
 
25823
11455
 
27847
12631