10/11/2016 New IBM Power System E850C (8408-44E) added to Customer Specified Placement (CSP) and Customer Specified Rack Placement (CSRP)

The Power System E850C server offers new levels of performance, price/performance, and function with POWER8 technology for clients using a 4-socket server. The Power E850C server impressively provides up to 48 POWER8 cores, up to 4 TB of DDR3 memory.

Offers elastic capacity on demand for both cores and memory, Active Memory Expansion, and Active Memory Mirroring for Hypervisor. The E850C supports AIX and Linux operating systems and PowerVM Standard and Enterprise. The Power E850C server uses high-performance, enterprise-class 1600 MHz DDR4 memory packaged as CDIMMs with L4 cache. CDIMM features are 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB.

Capacity on demand (CoD) processor and memory allows additional resource to be physically installed at low cost. The additional resource can be very quickly activated, either temporarily or permanently, to meet changing business needs while avoiding downtime. Any temporary activations are paid for after it is used.

Up to 11 PCIe Gen3 slots are provided in the system unit. The number of PCIe slots depends on the number of processor modules. One of the slots contains an Ethernet LAN adapter. Up to 40 additional PCIe Gen3 slots can be added using PCIe Gen3 I/O Expansion Drawers. The E850C has been designed and built to provide strong reliability, availability, and serviceability characteristics.

The Power E850C server supports the IBM Solution Editions for SAP HANA offering.

05/11/2015 New IBM Power Systems 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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