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 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 x240 M5 Compute Node






The 2-socket IBM® Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node is the heart of new advances in hardware components, management software and networking you need to help keep operating costs down without sacrificing efficiency, reliability or security.

Form factor 2-socket standard compute node
Processor family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series
Number of processors Up to 2 processors/36 cores
Memory capacity (Max) Up to 1.5 TB (future); up to 768 GB at announcement/24 DIMMs
Internal storage (Max) Up to 4.0 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