Everyone knows what 'performance' meant for IT in the past. Built on the foundation of POWER7+ processor technology, our Power Systems Express servers continue to excel and extend as one of the industry leaders in the traditional benchmarks of performance.
However today we are in the midst of an important technology shift driving growth and innovation – built on the confluence of big data, cloud, mobile devices and social business. As processes become more interrelated and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems – and implement new IT projects, delivering them with both higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner. This era presents a defining moment for IT organisations to reshape the value they deliver through the customer experience.
The emerging measures of IT performance today are around agility and the ability to help the business capitalise on new opportunities. IT is measured on providing an infrastructure that can handle rapid growth and manage business risk while meeting higher required service levels. Of course it is expected that new services will be delivered with tighter budget constraints – with IT expected to do more with less and find the lowest cost solutions possible.
Built on the leadership performance of the POWER7+ processor, the Power 710 Express is a one-socket server that supports up to eight POWER7+ cores in a dense, rack-optimised form factor. As a high performance infrastructure or application server, the Power 710 Express contains innovative workload-optimising technologies that improve performance based on client computing needs. In addition, it includes Intelligent Energy features that help increase performance and optimise energy efficiency, resulting in one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX®, IBM i and Linux deployments. With solutions from thousands of independent software vendor (ISVs), you can make the choices that set your business apart from the competition.
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|Impressive POWER7+ performance|
|Light Path Diagnostics|
|IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager with EnergyScale Technology|
|Configuration options||Model 8231-E1D|
|POWER7+ processor modules – one per system||4-core 3.6 gigahertz (GHz) or
6-core 4.2 GHz or
8-core 4.2 GHz
|Level 2 (L2) cache||256 kilobyte (KB) per core|
|Level 3 (L3) cache||10 megabyte (MB) per core|
|Memory||8 gigabyte (GB) to 256 GB of registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) double data rate-3 (DDR3)
Active Memory Expansion
|Solid-state Drives (SSD)||Up to six small form factor (SFF) drives or|
|Disk drives||Up to six SFF serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives|
|Disk capacity||Up to 5.4 terabyte (TB)|
|Media bays||Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive1 or removable disk
|PCI Adapter slots||Five PCI-e Generation2 8x low profile|
|Standard Ethernet||Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 megabits per second (Mbps) ports|
|Integrated SAS controller||One controller for SAS direct access storage device (DASD)/SSD w/ redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 10 and DVD-RAM
Optional protected 175 MB cache with RAID 5, 6
|High-performance PCI adapters||8 Gigabit Fibre Channel (FC)
2-port 16 gigabit per second (Gbps) FC
2-port 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
Dual port 10 GbE
Dual port 10 Gigabit (Gb) Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Dual port quad data rate (QDR) Infiniband
6Gbps SAS RAID controller
|Other integrated ports||Three universal serial bus (USB), two hardware management console (HMC), two system ports|
|GX slots||One GX++ (not available with 4-core processor)|
|POWER Hypervisor||Virtual Machines (VM), LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)|
|PowerVM Express Edition (optional)||Up to three partitions on the server; virtualised disk and optical devices (VIOS); Integrated Virtualisation Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity|
|PowerVM Standard Edition (optional)||PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning with up to 20 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools|
|PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional)||PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)|
|RAS features||ECC memory with Chipkill
Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-plug disk bays
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic component Deallocation
Linux for POWER
|High availability (HA)||IBM PowerHA family|
|Power requirements||100 V to 240 V ac, single phase|
|System dimensions||Rack Drawer: 3.4 in. H × 17.6 in. W × 28.6 in. D (86 mm × 447 mm × 728 mm); weight 62 lbs (28.2 kg)3|
|Warranty (limited)||Power 710 8231-E1D – Three year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available
Power 710 8268-E1D4 – One year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available
1 Tape support results in three SFF bays, one tape bay and one DVD
2 See facts and features document for detailed OS level support.
3 Weight will vary when disks, adapters and peripherals are added.
4 The 8268-E1D model is available in selected countries only.
POWER7® means high performance, high capacity, and near linear scaling. The benchmark and performance data below demonstrate how IBM solutions can be optimized for a wide variety of workloads, each one providing you with performance you can count on.
|POWER7||1||6||24||3.72||AIX 7.1||213,523||RUP 4|
For details on these and all other benchmarks published by IBM Power Systems, see the Power Systems Performance Report (US).
For details on SPEC results, see http://www.spec.org/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
For details on TPC results, see http://www.tpc.org/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
For details on SAP benchmarks, see http://www.sap.com/benchmark (link resides outside of ibm.com)
The benchmarks and values shown herein were derived using particular, well configured, development-level computer systems. Actual system performance may vary and is dependent upon many factors including system hardware configuration and software design and configuration. Additional information about these benchmarks and associated trademarks (US).
* rPerf (Relative Performance) (US)
** CPW (Commercial Processing Workload) (US)