IBM PowerLinux 7R4 server

High performance, open technology server for data intense workload

Highlights

The way the world works is changing. Consumers want instant answers and ubiquitous access from smart devices. They are having billions of conversations on global social networks. Businesses selling goods and services to these consumers are utilizing newly available information and instantaneous communication capabilities to more effectively market. Born-on-the-web companies are delivering massive amounts of information to millions of users. These smart companies have one thing in common—they are exploiting Linux and emerging solutions to deliver the right services at the right time to the right clients.

The new IBM PowerLinux™ 7R4 has been designed to leverage the leadership performance of the POWER7+ processor. The resulting combination of secure, reliable computing and energy efficient virtualization make it an ideal server for data intense workload applications.

Feature Benefits
Leadership POWER7+ performance
PowerVM virtualization
RAS features
Light Path diagnostics
EnergyScale technology
Configuration options
POWER7+ processor options 8 x 3.5 GHz POWER7+ processor cores or
8 x 4.0 GHz POWER7+ processor cores
Sockets 2 or 4 (16 or 32 cores)
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB L2 cache per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB L3 cache per core (eDRAM)
Memory Up to 1 TB of 1066 MHz DDR3
Active Memory Sharing
Integrated SAS bays for Solid State Drives (SSD)
or Hard Disk Drives
Six SFF SAS drive bays
Integrated media bays One slimline for SATA DVD-RAM
Integrated PCI adapter slots Six PCIe (8x) Gen2 slots
Standard Ethernet ports Dual 10 Gb plus a choice of two additional 10 Gb or
two additional 1 Gb
Integrated SAS controller Two SAS DASD/SSD controllers
Other integrated ports Three USB, two HMC, two SPCN, one serial port
GX slots(12X) Two
Expansion features (optional)
I/O expansion Up to 4 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Comprehensive set of PCI adapters, including 6 Gb and 3 Gb SAS RAID
16 Gb, 8 Gb, and 4 Gb Fibre Channel
10 Gb and 1 Gb Ethernet
10 Gigabit Converged Network (Fibre Channel
over Ethernet)
40 Gb QDR IB
WAN/Async, USB, Cryptographic, SSD
I/O expansion: SAS SFF bays for HDD/SSD Up to 1334 bays in storage drawers (max 56 drawers)
Up to 72 bays in PCIe 12X I/O drawers
I/O expansion: EXP30 Ultra SSD Drawers Up to 2 drawers (up to 960k IOPS read only)
Up to 60 SSD (up to 23.2 TB capacity)
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor™ LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual LAN (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Edition PowerVM for Linux
RAS features Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Selective dynamic firmware updates
Chipkill memory
ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-plug/blind swap PCI slots
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor deallocation
Extended error handling on PCI slots
Operating systems* SLES 11 SP2 and RHEL 6.4 or later
High availability IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatform
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
Power requirements 200 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Rack Drawer: 8.55″ H x 17.6″ W x 33.78″ D (217 mm x 447 mm x 858 mm); weight: 155 lb (70.3 kg)
Warranty and service (limited) 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next business day for one year; on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country); two additional years of service included at no additional charge (varies by country); warranty service upgrade to 24x7 at additional charge (varies by country).

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.

SPEC CPU2006 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS SPECint_rate SPECfp_rate
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.0 RHEL 6.4 1,710 1,160
SPECjbb2005 performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS BOPS BOPS/jvm JVM
POWER7+ 8 32 128 4.00 RHEL 6.4 3,838,000 119,938 32
LINPACK performance
Technology Chips Cores Threads GHz OS HPC Gflops
HPC Peak
POWER7+ 8 32 32 4.0 RHEL 6.4 987.1 1,134.3

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