IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Compute Nodes

Highlights

To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven best practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance and more. IBM Flex System™ offers a broad range of x86 and POWER® compute nodes in an innovative chassis design that goes beyond blade servers with advanced networking and system management, to support extraordinary simplicity, flexibility and upgradeability.

The IBM Flex System p260 and p460 Compute Nodes are POWER7® and POWER7+-based servers optimised for virtualisation, performance and extraordinary efficiency. The nodes support IBM AIX, IBM i or Linux operating environments and are designed to run a wide variety of workloads in your IBM PureFlex™ System or IBM Flex System solution.

Feature Benefits
Outstanding performance and efficiency with IBM® POWER7® and POWER7+™ processors
Flexible I/O options
Advanced management capabilities
Integrated solutions delivered pre-configured
Form factor Flex System standard node
Processor cores 2, 4, 8 or 16 cores, POWER7+, 64-bit processors with VSX, Memory Expansion acceleration and Encryption acceleration
Configuration Options:
2-core 4.0 GHz
4-core 4.0 GHz
8-core 3.6 GHz
8-core 4.1 GHz
256 KB per processor core
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per processor core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB per processor core on P7+ offerings
Memory (min/max) 8 GB up to 512 GB, 16 DIMM slots, ECC IBM Chipkill DDR3 SDRAM running at 1066 MHz plus
Active Memory Expansion with hardware assist
Internal disk storage Up to two 2.5-inch Hard Disks or two 1.8-inch Solid State Drives
Networking/Expansion Two PCIe Expansion Slots
Systems management Integrated systems management processor, light path diagnostics, Predictive Failure Analysis, Cluster Systems Management (CSM), Serial Over LAN, IPMI compliant
RAS features Chassis redundant/hot-plug power and cooling
Front Panel and FRU/CRU LEDs
Concurrent code update and Processor deallocation
Compute node hot plug and Dual VIOS support
Dual AC Power Supply
Auto reboot on power loss
Internal and chassis-external temperature monitors
System management alerts
IBM Chipkill ECC detection and correction
Operating systems AIX 6.1, AIX 7.1
IBM i 6.1 and 7.1
RHEL 5.7, 6.2; SLES11 SP2
Energy management EnergyScale™ energy management
Form factor Flex System double-wide node
Processor cores 16 or 32 cores, POWER7 64-bit processors with AltiVec SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration
16 or 32 cores, POWER7+, 64-bit processors with VSX, Memory Expansion acceleration and Encryption acceleration
Configuration Options:
4-core 3.3 GHz or 4.0 GHz
8-core 3.2 GHz or 3.6 GHz
8-core 3.5 GHz or 4.1 GHz
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per processor core
Level 3 (L3) cache 4 MB per processor core on 3.3, 3.2 and 3.5 GHz P7 offerings
10 MB per processor core on 3.6, 4.0 and 4.1 GHz P7+ offerings
Memory (min/max) 16 GB up to 1 TB node, 32 DIMM slots, ECC IBM Chipkill DDR3 SDRAM running at 1066 MHz plus
Active Memory Expansion with hardware assist
Internal disk storage Up to two 2.5-inch Hard Disks or two 1.8-inch Solid State Drives
Networking/Expansion Four PCIe Expansion Slots
Systems management Integrated systems management processor, light path diagnostics, Predictive Failure Analysis, CSM, Serial Over LAN, IPMI compliant
RAS features Chassis redundant/hot-plug power and cooling
Front Panel and FRU/CRU LEDs
Concurrent code update and Processor deallocation
Compute Node hot plug and Dual VIOS support
Dual AC Power Supply
Auto reboot on power loss
Internal and chassis-external temperature monitors
System management alerts
IBM Chipkill ECC detection and correction
Operating systems AIX 6.1, AIX 7.1
IBM i 6.1 and 7.1
RHEL 5.7, 6.2; SLES11 SP2
Energy management EnergyScale energy management

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