IBM Power 740 Express server

High performance, reliable, expandable midsize database and consolidation server

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
I/O
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
PowerVM technologies
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
Operating systems2 AIX
IBM i
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

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