IBM Power 710 Express server

An economical, high performance, reliable and energy efficient server


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 industry excellence in the traditional benchmarks of performance.

But 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. And 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 impressive 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. And, with solutions from thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs), you can make the choices that set your business apart from the competition.

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Feature Benefits
Impressive POWER7+ performance
Intelligent Threads
RAS Features
Light Path Diagnostics
IBM Systems Director Active Energy
Manager with EnergyScale Technology
Configuration options Model 8231-E1D
POWER7+ processor modules – one per system four-core 3.6 GHz or
six-core 4.2 GHz or
eight-core 4.2 GHz
Sockets One
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 kilobytes (KB) per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 megabytes (MB) per core
Memory 8 gigabyte (GB) to 256 GB of registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) double data rate-3 (DDR-3)
Solid-state Drives (SSD) Up to six small form factor (SFF) drives
Disk drives Up to six SFF serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives
Disk capacity Up to 5.4 terabytes (TB)
Media bays Slimline for DVD-random access memory (RAM)
Half height for tape drive1 or removable disk
PCI Adapter slots Five PCI Express Generation2 8x low profile
Standard Ethernet Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 megabits per second (Mbps) ports
Integrated SAS controller One controller for SAS 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 (Gb) Fibre Channel (FC)
two-port 16 Gb per second (Gbps) FC
two-port 10 Gb Ethernet (GbE) RoCE
Dual port 10 GbE
Dual port 10 Gb FC 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 four-core processor)
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor VMs, LPAR, Dynamic LPAR (DLPAR), 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 micro-partitions 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 Error Checking and Correcting (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) Three year Limited Warranty, on-site for selected components; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 09:00 to 17:00 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

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