IBM Flex System x86 compute nodes

IBM Flex System x86 compute nodes


IBM Flex System x220






Ideal for infrastructure workloads and entry virtualisation.

Form factor 2-socket standard compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E5-2400 product family
Number of processors Up to 2 processors and 16 cores
Memory capacity Up to 192 GB / 12 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 2 TB

IBM Flex System x222






Ideal for maximum physical density in virtualised environments.

Form factor Flex System standard node with two 2-socket twin nodes
Processor family Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 product family
Number of processors Up to 2 processors and 16 cores per twin node
Memory capacity Up to 384 gigabytes (GB) max per twin node with 32 GB load reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMMs)/12 dual inline memory modules (DIMMs)
Internal storage Up to 1.0 terabyte (TB) per twin node

IBM Flex System x240






Ideal for mainstream virtualisation and enterprise workloads.

Form factor 2-socket standard compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E5-2600 product family
Number of processors Up to 2 processors and 16 cores
Memory capacity Up to 768 GB / 24 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 2 TB

IBM Flex System x440





Ideal for high-end virtualisation, mainstream databases, and memory intensive, high performance workloads.

Form factor 4-socket double-wide compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E5-4600 product family
Number of processors Up to 4 processors and 32 cores
Memory capacity Up to 1.5 TB / 48 DIMMs
Internal storage Up to 2 TB

X6 compute nodes


IBM Flex System x280 X6 Compute Node






Ideal for workloads such as large virtual machines (VM) requiring more memory per VM

Form factor 2-socket Flex System compute node
Processor family Intel® Xeon® E7-2800 v2
Number of processors 2 processors
Memory capacity (Max) Up to 3 terabytes (TB)
Internal storage (Max) Up to 9.6 TB using eXFlash dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

IBM Flex System x480 X6 Compute Node






Ideal for workloads such as large VMs, analytics and databases requiring more cores as well as more memory per system or VM

Form factor Up to 4-socket Flex System compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E7 4800 v2
Number of processors Up to 4 processors
Memory capacity (Max) Up to 6 TB
Internal storage (Max) Up to 19.2 TB using eXFlash DIMMs and SSDs

IBM Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node






Ideal for workloads that demand the highest levels of performance such as analytics and databases requiring more cores as well more memory per system

Form factor Up to 8-socket Flex System compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2
Number of processors Up to 8 processors
Memory capacity (Max) Up to 12 TB
Internal storage (Max) Up to 25.6 TB using eXFlash DIMMs and SSDs