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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 leadership 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 organizations 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 capitalize 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.
- For small-to-midsize database servers
- Ideal for running today’s compute-intensive combination of business transactions along with social and mobile activity for UNIX, IBM i and Linux operating environments
- For consolidation of UNIX, IBM i and x86 Linux workloads and virtualized application servers
|Configuration options||Model 8205-E6D|
|POWER7+ processor modules—one or two per system||6-core or 12-core 4.2 GHz or
8-core or 16-core 3.6 GHz or
8-core or 16-core 4.2 GHz
|Sockets||1 or 2|
|Level 2 (L2) cache||256 KB per core|
|Level 3 (L3) cache||10 MB per core|
|Memory||8 GB to 512 GB of RDIMM DDR3 - 1 processor
8 GB to 1024 GB of RDIMM DDR3 - 2 processors
Active Memory Expansion available
|Solid-state Drives (SSD)||Up to eight SFF drives|
|Disk drives||Up to eight SFF SAS drives|
|Disk capacity||Up to 7.2 TB internal storage|
|Media bays||Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive or removable disk
|PCI Adapter slots||Five PCI Express 8x Generation2
plus optional four PCI Express Generation2 low profile
|Standard Ethernet||Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports|
|Integrated SAS controller||One controller for SAS DASD/SSD with RAID 10, and DVD-RAM
Optional protected 175 MB cache with RAID 5, 6
|High-performance PCI adapters (optional)||4-port 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel
2-port 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel
2-port 10GbE RoCE
10 Gigabit Ethernet
10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Dual Port Quad Data Rate IB
6Gbps SAS RAID controller
|Other integrated ports||Three USB, two HMC, two system ports, two SPCN|
|GX slots (12X)||Two GX++1|
|I/O expansion (optional)||Up to 4 PCIe 12X I/O drawers – 40 PCIe slots
Up to 8 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers – 48 PCIx slots
Up to 416 SFF bays
|Other PCI adapters supported include||SAS, SCSI, WAN/Async, USB, Crypto, iSCSI|
|POWER Hypervisor™||Virtual Machines, LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual LAN (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)|
|PowerVM Express Edition (optional)||Up to three partitions on the server; virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS); Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity|
|PowerVM Standard Edition (optional)||PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning® with up to 20 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools|
|PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional)||PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)|
|High availability||IBM PowerHA® family|
|RAS features||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®
|Power requirements||200 V to 240 V ac, single phase|
|System dimensions||Rack Drawer: 6.9 in. H × 17.3 in. W × 24.0 in. D (173 mm × 440 mm × 610 mm); weight: 87 lbs (39.5 kg)3|
|Warranty (limited)||3 year Limited Warranty, on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day 9x5 (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available|
1 One GX slot shares space with PCI Express x8 low profile option. Available configuration options are dependent on the number of processor cores and other factors. Contact IBM or your IBM Business Partner for specific configuration restrictions.
2 See facts and features document for detailed OS level support.
3 Weight will vary when disks, adapters and peripherals are added.
Power Systems: open innovation to put data to work. The benchmark and performance data below demonstrate how IBM solutions can be optimized for a wide variety of workloads, each one providing you with performance you can count on.
|POWER7||2||16||64||3.55||SLES 11 SP1||580||492|
|POWER7+||2||16||64||4.2||SLES 11 SP2||869||586|
|POWER7||2||16||64||3.55||SLES 11 SP1||1,204,362||75,273||16|
|POWER7+||2||16||64||4.2||SLES 11 SP2||1,901,452||118,841||16|
|POWER7||2||16||64||3.55||SLES 11 SP1||95,002|
|Technology||Chips||Cores||Threads||GHz||OS||HPC Gflops -
|HPC Gflops -
|POWER7||2||16||16||3.55||SLES 11 SP1||435.8||494.6|
|1POWER7+||2||16||16||4.2||SLES 11 SP2||508.5||581.1|
|1 Using GCC|
|POWER7||1||4||16||3.3||IBM i 7.1||151,426||DB2 7.1||SAP NetWeaver 7.0||2010035|
For details on these and all other benchmarks published by IBM Power Systems, see the Power Systems Performance Report.
For details on SPEC results, see www.spec.org/
For details on TPC results, see www.tpc.org/
For details on SAP benchmarks, see www.sap.com/benchmark
For details on Oracle benchmarks, see http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/benchmark/apps-benchmark/
The benchmarks and values shown herein were derived using particular, well configured, development-level computer systems. Actual system performance may vary and is dependent upon many factors including system hardware configuration and software design and configuration. Additional information about these benchmarks and associated trademarks.
* rPerf (Relative Performance)
** CPW (Commercial Processing Workload)