Meet the next generation of revolutionary servers for mission-critical scalable computing: X6
This is the release for x86 you’ve been waiting for. You know how efficient eX5 has been for you; now get ready for even more. A brilliant solution for virtualization, ERP, database, and analytics workloads, X6 has the potential to bring you:
increase in the amount of memory over previous generation scalable x86 servers
faster performance over previous generation scalable x86 servers
lower solution cost with new eXFlash
memory-channel storage technology
Fast response time for database and analytics
memory-channel storage creates
3x lower latency for significantly faster
database performance 4
Across different application types
Linearly scale performance with
Upgrade processor and memory as technology refreshes within the same chassis 6
The modular design
points and scalability of X6 allow for
Up to 28% lower acquisition cost with
fit-for-purpose configurability and support for the ability to upgrade processor and memory technology to the next generation 5, 6
Fast, automated provisioning of large clusters with Fast Setup
Fast, seamless scalability to an 8-way
and X6 is
Deliver increased uptime for mission-critical workloads such as ERP, analytics, virtualization, and database applications
Advanced memory recovery
Even with 3x more memory, proactively maintain high availability with advanced memory recovery and self-healing features
Extremely high availability
Automated processor failover to ensure access to storage, networking, and management
Fastest serviceability — front and rear access for all components
Better systems management
Integrated RAS and firmware management through standard hypervisors
Get ready to make
the move to X6
Be sure. Be wise. Be fearless.
Based on the questions you answered earlier, the potential total cost of ownership (TCO) savings over 5 years could be:
The potential TCO over 5 years can be achieved by consolidating 4-socket servers with Intel Xeon E7 processors, running VMware, SQL Server, Microsoft OS, and leveraging SAN storage, on a new IBM x3850 X6 server powered by Intel Xeon E7 v2 processors and utilizing IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage.
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1 6TB MAXIMUM MEMORY VS. 2TB OR LESS FOR PREVIOUS-GENERATION COMPETITIVE 4-SOCKET SERVERS.
2 100% PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IS BASED ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF SPECINT*_RATE_BASE2006, SPECFP*_RATE _BASE2006, AND TPC-E BENCHMARKS, PLUS PERFORMANCE GAINS FROM EXFLASH DIMM STORAGE. SPEC AND TPC BENCHMARK RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPEC.ORG AND WWW.TPC.ORG, RESPECTIVELY, AFTER 2/18/14. CONFIGURATIONS: 4-SOCKET X3850 X6 SERVER USING INTEL XEON PROCESSOR E7-4890 V2 VS. 4-SOCKET SERVER USING THE PREVIOUS TOP-OF-THE-LINE E7-4870 (V1).
3 BASED ON A 2:1 SERVER CONSOLIDATION FROM IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, AND REDUCED HARDWARE AND LICENSING COST BY REPLACING 28.8TB OF EXTERNAL SAN WITH 3.2TB OF INTERNAL EXFLASH DIMM STORAGE ON THE SERVER, REDUCING TOP-OF-RACK SWITCHING AND NETWORKING HARDWARE, AND MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH IBM FLASHCACHE AND STORAGE ACCELERATOR SOFTWARE. PRICES AS OF 2/18/2014.
4 LABORATORY TESTING SHOWS EXFLASH DIMMS CAN DELIVER 3 TIMES LOWER LATENCY (<5 MICROSECOND) THAN PCIE BASED FLASH (15-19US).
5 UP TO 28% SAVINGS IN ACQUISITION COST IS BASED ON A COMPARISON OF AN X3850 X6 (USING THE MODULAR DESIGN) VS. A TRADITIONAL RACK DESIGN WITH NO MODULARITY. BASED ON PROJECTED Q1 2014 PRICING OF X3850 X6 CONFIGURATION WITH 2 COMPUTE BOOKS, STORAGE BOOK WITH 1.2TB SAS, DUAL 1400W POWER SUPPLIES, 10GBE SFP+ NETWORKING, AND NO OPTIONAL I/O BOOKS.
6 TCO CALCULATIONS WERE DONE BY COMPARING AN IBM SYSTEM X3850 X5 4-SOCKET SERVERS POWERED BY INTEL E7-4820 PROCESSORS AND AN IBM SYSTEM X3850 X6 4-SOCKET SERVERS POWERED BY INTEL E7-4820 V2 PROCESSORS WITH IBM EXFLASH MEMORY-CHANNEL STORAGE. When a newer generation of processor and memory technology becomes available, Compute Books can be replaced with newer ones. (All Compute Books must use matching technology.)