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IBM Legal Disclaimer: Product Performance Claims for M4 Server range

IBM System X M4 server range performance claims in IBM advertisements reference the below conditions only and are compare to previous IBM M3 server models only.

1 Source: Intel Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark. Baseline score of 267 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 (3.46 GHz, 6 core, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 130W) based platform published at www.spec.org as of 6 Sept 2011. Estimated new score of 486 on 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 (2.90 GHz, 8 core, 20MB L3, 8.0 GT/s, 135W) based platform is based on Intel internal measured estimates as of 6 Sept 2011 using two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB memory (8 x 8GB DDR3-1600), Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1.

2 x3650 M4 supports up to 768GB of memory using 32GB LRDIMMs in it 24 memory slots. Previous generation x3650 M3 supports up to 192GB of memory.

3 Ships with 4 1Gb Ethernet ports standard and supports integrated slot-less 10Gb Ethernet with Virtual Fabric. Previous generation server includes 2 1Gb Ethernet slots and requires use of a PCI Express slot to support 10Gb Ethernet.

4 x3500 M4 supports up to 32 internal 2.5” HDD. Previous generation x3500 M3 supports up to 24 2.5” HDD.

Intel® Legal Disclaimer: Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series terms and conditions

  1. IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and serviceable used parts. Regardless, our warranty terms apply. Warranty, service and support of non-IBM products are provided directly to you by the manufacturer, supplier and publisher of the product. Subject to any rights which may not be excluded or limited, IBM makes no representations or warranties regarding non-IBM products. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges. For onsite labour, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. On-site warranty is available only for selected components. Optional same-day service response is available on select systems at an additional charge.
  2. Claim: "Up to 15x performance per server" Disclaimer: Intel performance comparison using SPECjbb2005* business operations per second between four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz with 2M cache based servers and one new Intel Xeon processor X5670 based server. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server (link resides outside of ibm.com).
  3. Claim: "Up to 15:1 server consolidation" Disclaimer: Intel consolidation based on replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz with 2M cache based servers with one new IntelXeon processor X5670 based server while maintaining performance as measured by SPECjbb2005* business operations per second. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing.
    For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server (link resides outside of ibm.com).
  4. Claim: "Up to 95% lower energy costs" Disclaimer: Intel comparison replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz with 2M cache based servers with one new Intel Xeon processor X5600 based server. Costs have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only.
  5. Claim: "As little as 5 month ROI claim estimated based on comparison between 2S Single Core Intel® Xeon® 3.80 with 2M L2 Cache and 2S Intel® Xeon® X5670 based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs and estimated server costs. This assumes 8kW racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per server cost of $7200 based on estimated list prices and estimated server utilisation rates. All dollar figures are approximate. Performance and power comparisons are based on estimated server side java benchmark results (Intel Corporation Jan 2010). Platform power was estimated during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 15x.

Intel® Legal Disclaimer: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family

Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, Go to: http://www.intel.com/performance/resources/benchmark_limitations.htm (link resides outside of ibm.com). Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or Web sites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced Web sites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

Relative performance is calculated by assigning a baseline value of 1.0 to one benchmark result, and then dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms, and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.

SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, SPECrate.SPECpower, SPECjAppServer, SPECjEnterprise, SPECjbb, SPECompM, SPECompL, and SPEC MPI are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See http://www.spec.org for more information.

Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor series, not across different processor sequences. See http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number (link resides outside of ibm.com) for details. Intel products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. All dates and products specified are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice

  1. Baseline configuration and score on benchmark: Intel DQ45CB motherboard with one Intel® Core2 Duo E7200 (2.53 GHz, 3MB L2 cache), 4GB memory (4x1GB DDR2 800), Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit) OS. score: 34.2. Source: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2009q2/cpu2006-20090608-07751.html New configuration and score on Benchmark: Intel® BIK Beta system with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 (Quad-Core, 2.93 GHz, 8MB L3 cache), EIST Enabled, Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 8GB memory (4x 2GB DDR3-1333 RDIMM ECC), 146 GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, SuSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing as of September 2009. Scores:111 for SPECint*_rate_base2006
  2. Claim of up to 5.9x better performance on business applications is based on the results of a performance study conducted by Principled Technologies comparing a 1S server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1240 to a 1S server based on an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6400 on three SMB workloads: e-mail, database, and web. The averaged normalised performance of the three workloads on the server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 is 5.9x better than the desktop-based server. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimised for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For the full report, including configuration details, please visit http://www.principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/Intel/E3-1240_SMB_Performance.pdf (PDF, 819KB) For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance (link resides outside of ibm.com)
  3. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/turbo (link resides outside of ibm.com).
  4. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimised for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

Intel® Legal Disclaimer: Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 product families

  1. (FTC Disclaimer) Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimised for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products
  2. (Integrated I/O) Intel measurements of average time for an I/O device read to local system memory under idle conditions. Improvement compares Xeon processor E5-2600 product family (230 ns) vs. Xeon processor 5500 series (340 ns). Baseline Configuration: Green City system with two Intel® Xeon processor E5520 (2.26GHz, 4C), 12GB memory @ 1333, C-States Disabled, Turbo Disabled, SMT Disabled, Rubicon* PCIe* 2.0 x8. New Configuration: Meridian system with two Intel® Xeon processor E5-2665 (C0 stepping, 2.4GHz, 8C), 32GB memory @1600 MHz, C-States Enabled, Turbo Enabled. The measurements were taken with a LeCroy* PCIe* protocol analyser using Intel internal Rubicon (PCIe* 2.0) and Florin (PCIe* 3.0) test cards running under Windows* 2008 R2 w/SP1.
  3. (PCIe 3.0) 8 GT/s and 128b/130b encoding in PCIe 3.0 specification enables double the interconnect bandwidth over the PCIe 2.0 specification. Source:
    http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/November_18_2010_Press_Release/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
  4. (AVX Performance) Source: Performance comparison using Linpack benchmark. Baseline score of 159.4 based on Intel internal measurements as of 5 December 2011 using a Supermicro* X8DTN+ system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5690, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 48 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6. New score of 347.7 based on Intel internal measurements using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo Enabled or Disabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_
  5. (Generational Performance) Source: Performance comparison using geometric mean of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate_base2006, STREAM*_MP Triad, and Linpack* benchmark results. Baseline geometric mean score of 166.75 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® Processor X5690 platform based on best published SPECrate* scores to www.spec.org and best Intel internal measurements on STREAM*_MP Triad and Linpack as of 5 December 2011. New geometric mean score of 306.74 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo and EIST Enabled, with Hyper-Threading, 128 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP disabled for SPECfp_rate_base2006 and enabled for SPECint*_rate_base2006.
  6. (Turbo Requirements) Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/turbo (link resides outside of ibm.com)
  7. (Turbo Boost 2.0 Performance) Source: Performance comparison using SPECint*_rate_base2006 benchmark with turbo enabled and disabled. Baseline scores of 393 (turbo enabled) and 376 (turbo disabled) based on Intel internal measured estimates as of 5 December 2011 using a Supermicro* X8DTN+ system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5690, Turbo Enabled or Disabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 48 GB RAM, Intel® Compiler 12.0, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6. New scores of 659 (turbo enabled) and 594 (turbo disabled) based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680, Turbo Enabled or Disabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB RAM, Intel® Compiler 12.1, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6.
  8. (AES-NI Performance) Source: testing with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 11.2.0.2 with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) AES-256 shows as much as a 10x speedup when inserting one million rows 30 times into an empty table on the Intel® Xeon processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 36 MB RAM) using Intel IPP routines, compared to the Intel® Xeon® processor X5560 (2.93 GHz, 36 MB RAM) without Intel IPP.
  9. (Node Manager) 40% increase in density per published proof of concept http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-4212 (link resides outside of ibm.com)
  10. (Energy Efficient Performance) Source: Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark result at the same TDP. Baseline score of 271 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 based on best publication to www.spec.org using Intel® Compiler 12.1 as of 17 January 2012. For details, please see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q1/cpu2006-20111219-19195.html. New score of 466 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel® Canoe Pass platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB RAM, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP disabled, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1.
  11. (Trusted Execution Technology / TXT) No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualisation Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/security (link resides outside of ibm.com)
  12. (AES-NI Requirements) Intel ® AES-NI requires a computer system with an AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. AES-NI is available on Intel® Core™ i5-600 Desktop Processor Series, Intel® Core™ i7-600 Mobile Processor Series, and Intel® Core™ i5-500 Mobile Processor Series. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)

Intel® Legal Disclaimer: Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800/2800 product families

  1. Up to 40% generational compute-intensive throughput claim based on SPECint*_rate_base2006 benchmark comparing next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI, codenamed Westmere-EX) scoring 1,010 (includes Intel Compiler XE2011 improvements accounting for about 11% of the performance boost) to X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel QPI, formerly codenamed Nehalem-EX) scoring 723 (Intel Compiler 11.1). Source: Intel SSG TR#1131.
  2. Up to 4.3x scaling transaction improvement claim based on internal OLTP benchmark comparing next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI, codenamed Westmere-EX) scoring 2.7M transactions (leading database vendor) to X7460 (16M cache, 2.66GHz, 1066MHz FSB, formerly codenamed Dunnington) scoring 634K transactions. Source: Intel SSG TR#1120.
  3. Up to 29:1 server consolidation performance with as low as 8 months payback" claim estimated based on comparison between 4S MP Intel® Xeon® processor 3.33Ghz (single-core with Intel® HyperThreading Technology, 8M cache, 800MHz FSB, formerly code named Potomac) and 4S Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.4GT/s Intel® QPI, code named Westmere-EX) based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs and estimated server costs. This assumes 42U racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per server cost of $36,000 based on estimated list prices, and estimated server utilisation rates. All dollar figures are approximate. SPECint*_rate_base2006 performance and power results are measured for Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 and Intel Xeon processor 3.33GHz based servers. Platform power was measured during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 29x (truncated).
  4. Up to 25% better virtual machine performance claim based on SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark comparing next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI, codenamed Westmere-EX) scoring 2,540 @ 162VMs to X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel QPI, formerly codenamed Nehalem-EX) scoring 2,024 @ 126VMs. Source: Intel SSG TR#1118.
  5. World-record virtualisation performance claim based on all published VMmark* 1.x results on http://www.ideasinternational.com/Benchmark-Top-Ten/VMmark-1-x. Top-ranked Fujitsu PRIMERGY* RX600 S5 uses four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel QPI).
  6. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimised for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

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