IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server

High-performance, energy-efficient server for Linux

Configuration options
POWER7+ processor cores (two processor modules per system) 16-core 3.6 GHz or
16-core 4.2 GHz
Sockets 2
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 10 MB per core
Memory 32 GB to 512 GB of RDIMM DDR3
Active Memory Sharing
Solid State Drives (SSD) Up to 6 SFF drives or
Disk drives Up to 6 SFF SAS drives
Disk capacity Up to 5.4 TB
Media bays Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive* or removable disk
PCI Adapter slots Five PCI Express 8x Gen2 low profile
Standard I/O adapters
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
Other integrated ports Three USB, two HMC, two system ports, two SPCN
GX slots Two GX++
Expansion features (optional)
High-performance PCI adapters 4-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
2-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
2-port 10GbE RoCEDual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Dual port 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Dual port QDR Infiniband
6 Gbps SAS RAID controller
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor™ Supports multiple virtual machines (partitions) on a single system; Dynamic partitioning; Virtual LAN (memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM for PowerLinux Micro-Partitioning® with up to 20 virtual machines per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools; virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS); Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity; Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
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 systems The following commercial Linux Operating System releases are supported:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6.4 for POWER, or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 or later
High availability IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatform
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
Power requirements 200 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Rack Drawer: 3.4"H × 17.6"W × 28.6"D (86 mm × 447 mm × 728 mm); weight 65 lbs (29.5 kg)
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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