FAQ: How many I/O drawers are supported on a System p model 570?
Answer to this FAQ:
From the limitations section of the model 570 salesmanual:
One-drawer systems support up to 8 I/O drawers (requires 4 processors)
Two-drawer systems support up to 12 I/O drawers
Three-drawer systems support up to 16 I/O drawers
Four-drawer systems support up to 20 I/O drawers
Please note that the I/O drawers can be distributed in any combination across the four CEC building blocks, as long as there are no more than four I/O drawers per RIO-2 loop.
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IBM System p Family
p5, model 570, POWER5, I/O drawer
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