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The IBM BladeCenter HS12 is a uniprocessor blade that offers the same uptime and availability features as dual-processor servers – at a lower price.

An affordable solution

The HS12 combines power and easy integration to offer a flexible, low-cost option for small businesses, a wide choice of processors and the same availability features found on dual-processor servers – so organisations can run their IT without investing in a data centre.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Uniprocessor system delivering new functionality at a low price
More affordable blade compared to two-socket rack and tower servers
Supports a Single-Core or Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor with up to 1066 MHz front-side bus with up to 2 MB level 2 (L2) cache
Supports a Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor with up to 1333 MHz front-side bus with a shared 2x6 MB (12 MB) L2 cache
Up to 24 GB Very Low Profile (VLP) Error Checking and Correction (ECC) Double Data Rate (DDR) II 667 MHz internal memory with 4 GB DIMM support
64-bit extensions
Support for up to two internal HDDs or solid state drives
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connections
Two high-availability midplane connections
Blade server interconnects
Light path diagnostics standard
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
Integrated Systems Management Processor
IBM Director and IBM Director Extensions comprehensive systems management tools
Processor (max) Single- or Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® upto 3.0 GHz or Quad-Core Intel Xeon upto 2.83 GHz and upto 1333 MHz front-side bus
Number of processors (std/max) 1/1
Cache (max) Upto 6 MB L2 shared (dual-core) or 2x6 MB L2 (quad-core)
Memory1 (max) 24 GB
Internal hard disk drives Choice of hot-swap solid-state, hot-swap SAS or non-hot-swap SATA HDDs, (support for upto three hot-swap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O blade)
Maximum internal storage1,2 293.6 GB
Network interface Dual Gigabit Ethernet, upto 8 ports optional
I/O upgrade 1 PCI-Express expansion card connection and 1 PCI-Express high-speed connection
RAID support Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on hot-swap models; optional hardware RAID-5 on SIO to protect critical data (select models)
Systems management Integrated system management processor (BMC); UpdateXpress, Remote Deployment Manager, IBM Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™, ServerGuide™ 7.x, Scripting Toolkit 1.x
Operating systems supported Blade server, processor, memory, power modules, fans, switch module, management module, HDDs and expansion card
Limited warranty2 Red Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, Microsoft® Windows Server®, Windows® Small Business Server and IBM OS 4690
Limited warranty3 1-year or 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty

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