Customer Specified Placement

04/08/2014: New IBM Power ESE (8412-EAD) added to Customer Specified Placement (CSP)

The IBM Power ESE (8412-EAD) utilizes the latest POWER7+ processor and the next- generation I/O technology designed to deliver unprecedented performance, scalability, reliability, and manageability for demanding commercial workloads. The innovative IBM Power ESE server is a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), rack-mounted server. The Power ESE is housed in a system enclosure that is four EIA units tall and mounted in a 19-inch rack. The Power ESE contains a powerful POWER7+, 32-core 3.72 GHz processor card with high-density memory DIMMs and a high-performance PCIe Gen2, I/O backplane.

Scalability of the Power ESE server (8412-EAD) is enhanced with the ability to scale to a second processor node. The Power ESE server can now scale up to 64 processor cores in two processor enclosures. This increased system capacity does not require an increase in the server footprint.

02/11/2014: New IBM 42U Slim Rack (7965-94Y) added to Customer Specified Rack Placement (CSRP)

The IBM 42U Slim Rack provides an excellent 19-inch rack enclosure for your data center. Its 23.6 in (600 mm) width allows it to be easily located on standard 24-inch floor tiles. Its 23.6 in (600 mm) width combined with its 43.3 in (1100 mm) depth plus its 42 EIA enclosure capacity provides great footprint efficiency for your systems IBM has tested and certified the IBM 42U Slim Rack, ensuring its use with IBM Power 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 760, 770, 780, and 795 servers.

Multiple 42U Slim Racks can be bolted together to create a rack suite (indicate feature #EC04) up to six optional 1U PDUs can be placed vertically in the sides of the rack Additional PDUs can be located horizontally, but they each will use 1U of space in this position. Note that the Power 770 and 780 servers have PDU placement restrictions that reduce the number of vertically mounted PDUs which can be used. Also note that IBM Manufacturing will not ship a Power 770 or 780 server pre-installed in a 42U Slim Rack.

10/07/2013: New IBM PowerLinux 7R4 (8248-L4T) added to Customer Specified Placement (CSP)

The IBM PowerLinux 7R4 (8248-L4T) ships with four POWER7+ processor dual chip modules (DCMs). Each of the four processor DCMs is an 8-core DCM packaged with 2 x 4-core chips. All 8-core processor DCMs are 3.5 GHz mounted on a dedicated card in a 19-inch rack-mount, 5U (EIA units) drawer configuration. Each POWER7+ processor DCM is a 64-bit, 8-core processor packaged on a dedicated card with a maximum of 64 DDR3 DIMMs, 10 MB of L3 cache per core, and 256 KB of L2 cache per core. All the cores are active.

05/28/2013: New features for IBM Power Systems added to Customer Specified Placement (CSP)

The CSP and CSRP offering has now been extended to the IBM Power Systems with machine type models of 8268-E1D, 8246-L1D, 8246-L1T, 8246-L2D and 8246-L2T. This will allow you to place adaptors in these systems in the slots you choose and install the drawers in the rack in the location you choose.

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