IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4

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Your applications are demanding. Analytics, imaging and simulation workloads require extreme computational power. But with most IT budgets under constant pressure, your organization also demands financial responsibility. To support these competing challenges, you need a scalable high-performance computing system that supports the highest possible computational performance coupled with simple management, all while offering energy efficiency and extraordinary density to help you conserve power and DC floor space.

Improved compute density

The IBM® System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 is designed to optimize density and performance within typical DC infrastructure limits. The extraordinary half depth form factor is designed to help you improve compute density in your space-constrained DC while also improving system cooling and energy efficiency.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
High performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors with up to 20 megabyte (MB) L3 cache per processor socket, Integrated PCIe 3.0, Intel Turbo+ and Hyper-Threading Technology and two QuickPath interconnects (QPI)
Innovative shallow-depth design
Power efficiency
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Solution integration

Form factor/height Half-depth, 2U chassis with up to two planar trays
Processor (max) Two 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series processors
Cache (max) 30 megabyte (MB) per processor
Memory (max) Up to 512 gigabyte (GB) double data rate-3 (DDR3) via 16 dual inline memory module (DIMM) slots unregistered dual inline memory module (UDIMM)/registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/load reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMM)
Expansion slots 2 peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen 3.0 slots (std.), optional 2 double-width PCIe (for GPUs or coprocessors)
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) One 3.5-in. (8.8cm) simple-swap serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) or two 2.5-in. (6.3cm) simple- swap serial attached SCSI (SAS)/SATA hard disk drive (HDDs) or solid state drive (SSDs), or four 1.8-in. (4.5cm) simple-swap SSDs
Maximum internal storage Up to 8.0 terabyte (TB) per 2U chassis
Network interface 2 × 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) (std.), 2 InfiniBand fourteen data rate (FDR) ports (slotless option), 2 × 10 GbE (slotless option)
Power supply (std/max) 1/2; 550 W, 750 W, or 900 W with 80 PLUS Platinum certification, redundant
Hot-swap components Power supplies
Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support Optional hardware RAID-0,-1, -5, -6, -10, -50, -60
System management Integrated management module 2 (IMM2) with dedicated management port
Operating systems (OS) Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

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