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Introducing the IBM X6 portfolio of servers

intel®inside XEONIn organisations in every industry, big data and analytics workloads deliver the actionable insight that enables business leaders to drive faster decision-making. You need systems that you can deploy with confidence to run your mission critical applications, lower operating costs and support your cloud computing plans.

New X6 servers

New IBM® X6 servers featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, including the IBM System x3850 X6, the IBM System x3950 X6, and a planned Flex System X6 Compute Node can help you meet these challenges. These servers are designed to be:

New IBM X6 servers feature a new system architecture with IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage technology delivering lower latency than PCIe based flash storage for significantly faster database performance.1 This performance increase supports increased consolidation to help reduce licensing and storage costs.

The new systems also support long term flexibility with a modular design which allows for easy upgrades – three or more generations of CPU technology can be supported in a single chassis. These capabilities can reduce acquisition costs by up to 28 percent.2

And to keep your critical virtualised and cloud solutions up and running, the systems also offer new resiliency features, including autonomous self-healing CPU and memory systems.

Big data server

Purpose-built for big data, the new IBM System x3650 M4 BD rack server is designed for rapid analysis of enormous volumes of data. This 2U, two-socket server offers:

With up to 56 TB of internal capacity and 14 drive bays, the server supports industry-leading storage capacity. The server also incorporates advanced reliability, availability and serviceability features for outstanding uptime, and drives cost-savings through its wide operating temperature range and energy-efficient power supplies.

1 5-10 write latency µs (or better) for eXFlash DIMMs in preliminary testing vs. 15-19 µs latency for PCIe-based flash storage from Fusion IO, Micron, and Virident, and 65 µs latency for Intel S3500 and S3700 SSDs. (Pending final IBM performance testing.)

2 Based on projected pricing of x3850 X6 vs. current pricing of HP DL580 G8 as of December 17, 2013. x3850 X6 includes 2 Compute Books, 2 x Intel Xeon E7-4820 v2 processors, 1TB of memory (16GB RDIMMs), 3.6TB of HDD storage, and Dual Port 10GBe SFP+ controller. HP DL580 G8 includes 2 x Intel Xeon E7-4820 (v1) processors, 1TB of memory (16GB RDIMMs) 3.6TB of HDD storage, and Dual Port 10GBe SFP+ controller.

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