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05/11/2015: New IBM Power System E850 (8408-E8E) added to Customer Specified Placement (CSP) and Customer Specified Rack Placement (CSRP)

The IBM Power System E850 server offers new levels of performance, price/performance, and function with POWER8 technology for clients using a 4-socket server. The Power E850 server impressively provides up to 48 POWER8 cores, up to 2 TB of DDR3 memory, up to 51 Gen3 PCIe slots, integrated SAS controllers for integrated disk/SSD/DVD bays, and up to over 1,500 SAS bays for disk/SSD with EXP24S I/O drawers.

In addition to extensive hardware configuration flexibility, the Power E850 server offers elastic capacity on demand for both cores and memory, Active Memory Expansion, and Active Memory Mirroring for Hypervisor. The E850 supports AIX and Linux operating systems and PowerVM Standard and Enterprise. The Power System E850 is a logical follow on to the Power System 750 and 760.

The Power E850 server uses high-performance, enterprise-class 1600 MHz DDR3 memory packaged as CDIMMs with L4 cache. CDIMM features are 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB. A two-DCM configuration provides 16 CDIMM slots. A three-DCM configuration provides 24 CDIMM slots. A four-DCM configuration provides 32 CDIMM slots and a maximum of 2 TB.

12/03/2014: Recommendation for expediting IBM Power Systems (9119-MME, 9119-MHE) orders with Customer Specified Placement (CSP) and Customer Specified Rack Placement (CSRP)

Always download the latest level of the e-config tool when ordering IBM Power Systems, especially when ordering the E870 (9119-MME) and E880 (9119-MHE) with CSP or CSRP. Using e-config levels released before November 25th, 2014 for these systems has caused orders to fail. This resulted in the person submitting the order having to resubmit the e-config output before the order could be correctly built to their placement specifications. Using the latest level or at least one released on or after November 25th, 2014 will help ensure there are no unnecessary delays.

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10/06/2014: New IBM Power Systems (9119-MME, 9119-MHE) added to Customer Specified Rack Placement (CSRP)

The IBM Power Systems E870 (9119-MME) and E880 (9119-MHE) with POWER8 system node (9119-MME, 9119-MHE) includes an 8-core symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) processor with 512 KB of L2 and 8 MB of L3 cache, DDR3 CDIMM memory, dual memory controllers, and industry-standardG3 PCIe I/O bus designed to use 32 lanes organized in two sets of x16. The peak memory and I/O bandwidths per system node have increased over 300% compared to POWER7+ servers. The two primary system building blocks are one system control unit and one or more system nodes. Additional I/O support is provided with a 19-inch PCIe Gen3 I/O expansion drawer and a EXP24S SFF Gen2 expansion drawer. The processors, memory, and base I/O are packaged within the system nodes. The system is available as stand-alone and rack based.

The 1600 MHz memory CDIMMs for The IBM Power Systems E870 (9119-MME) are available as 64 GB (#EM8J), 128 GB (#EM8K), and 256 GB (#EM8L) memory features. Each memory feature supports four CDIMMs. The maximum number of a given memory feature is 16. Up to 4 TB of memory in a system node is supported. Memory activations of 50% of the installed capacity are required.

The 1600 MHz memory CDIMMs for The IBM Power Systems E880 (9119-MHE) are available as 64 GB (#EM8J), 128 GB (#EM8K), 256 GB (#EM8L), and 512 GB (#EM8M) memory features. Each memory feature supports four CDIMMs. The maximum number of a given memory feature is 16. Up to 8 TB of memory in a system node is supported. Memory activations of 50% of the installed capacity are required.

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