IBM BladeCenter® blade servers support a wide selection of processor technologies and operating systems to allow clients to run all of their diverse workloads inside a single architecture. Reduce complexity, improve systems management, and increase energy efficiency while driving down total cost of ownership.
|Blade servers||Business use||Processor (Max)||Internal Memory (max) 1||Storage (max)1,2|
IBM BladeCenter HX5
|Scalable high-performance blade server ideal for compute- and memory-intensive workloads such as databases, enterprise applications and virtualisation.||2- and 4-socket, six-core, eight-core or ten-core Intel Xeon||Up to 512 GB per 2-socket HX5, up to 1.0 TB for a 4-socket HX5 configuration, and up to 1.25 TB for an HX5 + MAX5 configuration||Up to 800 GB per 2-socket HX5 using solid state drives; scalable to 1600 GB per 4-socket HX5 (with 400 GB SSDs)|
IBM BladeCenter HS23
|Allows you to do more now in the data centre you own, and is ideal for a wide variety of workloads including virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions.||Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, with up to 8 cores, processing up to 16 simultaneous threads||Up to 512 GB of DDR3 memory (assuming 32 GB DIMMs), 16 DIMM sockets - VLP Registered ECC DDR3, memory mirroring and sparing supported||Up to 2 TB|
IBM BladeCenter HS23E
|Provides the versatility you need to manage your data centre by offering performance flexibility and energy efficiency.||Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family, with up to 8 cores, processing up to 16 simultaneous threads||Up to 192 GB of DDR3 memory||Up to 2 TB|
IBM BladeCenter PS703 Express
|The PS703 helps deliver superior business and IT services with agility and speed. When used with PowerVM™ for advanced virtualisation, the PS703 is the ideal blade server solution for driving your most demanding performance and memory-intensive workloads.||Thirty two 64-bit 2.4 GHz POWER7® cores with AltiVec SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration||16 GB/128 GB||0 GB/600 GB HDD or 0 GB/354GB Solid State|
IBM BladeCenter PS700 Express
|The BladeCenter® PS700 Express blade server is an excellent alternative to a traditional entry rack or tower server, and can handle a range of commercial workloads across the broadest OS environments available.||Four 64-bit 3.0 GHz POWER7™ cores with AltiVec™ SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration||Base offering: 8GB (2 x 4GB); Express offering: 16GB (4 x 4GB), up to 64GB maximum per blade, eight DIMM slots, ECC IBM Chipkill™ DDR3 SDRAM running at 1066 MHz (4GB DIMMs) 800 MHz (8GB DIMMs)||600GB|
1 Maximum internal hard disk and memory capacities may require the replacement of any standard hard drives and/or memory and the population of all hard disk bays and memory slots with the largest currently supported drives available. When referring to variable speed CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and DVDs, actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
2 When referring to storage capacity, GB = 1,000,000,000bytes and TB = 1,000,000,000,000bytes. Accessible capacity is less.
3 With the Storage and I/O Expansion Blade (SIO) installed.
4 Memory is dedicated to packet processing and is not expandable.
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