Lenovo Flex System x280 X6, x480 X6 and x880 X6 Compute Nodes

Highlights

Drive Innovation

Today’s IT organisations must deliver game-changing cloud, big data and analytics capabilities. They’re also expected to drive innovation with declining budgets. In addition, mission-critical applications are required to do more as businesses increase mobile and cloud deployments. Despite these challenges, IT solutions must be able to scale performance, manage large data and reliably make information available in real-time.

X6 Computing

The Lenovo® Flex System X6 Compute Node family consists of three servers from the Lenovo Flex System portfolio. The Lenovo Flex System x280 X6 is a two-socket scale-out server optimised for workloads that require large memory footprint and virtualisation performance. The Lenovo Flex System x480 X6 is scalable to a 4-socket system optimised for applications that require more processor cores and memory for larger virtual machines (VMs) and databases. The Lenovo Flex System x880 X6, the first scalable 8-socket blade server featuring powerful Intel® Xeon® processors E7-8800 v3 series, is ideal for workloads that demand the highest levels of capacity, performance and resiliency, such as analytics and large databases.

x280 X6 Product features

Hardware summary

x480 X6 Product features

Hardware summary

x880 X6 Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Intel Xeon processors E7-2800 v2 series
Intel Xeon processors E7-4800/880 v3 series
Supports up to 12 TB of maximum memory using 192 x 64 GB LRDIMMs
Supports up to 9.4 TB memory-channel storage using eXFlash DIMMs
Scalable from two sockets to four sockets to eight sockets using scalability connectors
PFA and light path diagnostics
System Management (Lenovo XClarity)
Access to the no-compromise building blocks of the Flex System infrastructure
Flex System x280 X6 at a glance
Processor 2/2, Intel Xeon processor E7-2800 v2 series
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 Kilobyte (KB) per core
Level 3 (L3) cache Up to 37.5 Megabyte (MB)
Chipset Intel C600
Form factor Lenovo Flex System 2-socket compute node
Memory 48 double data rate 3 (DDR3)/DDR3L LP, 3TB maximum with 64 GB LRDIMM
Scalability Two processors max
Internal flash storage Up to 4.7 TB using 12 eXFlash DIMMs; Plus up to 3.2 TB using 2 hot-swap 2.5-inch SSDs, or up to 6.25 TB using 4 hot-swap 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs and 4 fixed eXFlash SSDs
Internal hard disk drive (HDD) storage Up to 2.4 TB using 2 hot-swap 2.5-inch HDDs
RAID Functions LSI 3004, RAID-0, -1
ServeRAID M1200/M5100 Flex System Flash Kit for X6, optional RAID-5 via FoD
Internal universal serial bus (USB) 2 x Standard USB Flash Key +
1 x Front Access USB Key
Ethernet Virtual Fabric 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN on Motherboard (LOM)
Chassis support Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
Input/Output (I/O) Expansion 4 x mezzanine PCIe Gen 3 slots
Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
Management IMM2, next-generation light path diagnostics, Lenovo XClarity
Operating systems (OS) Microsoft Windows Server, SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), VMware
RAS features X6 RAS, Upward Integration Modules, front panel and FRU/CRU LEDs
Flex System x480 X6 at a glance
Processor 2/4, Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 v3 series
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache Up to 45 MB
Chipset Intel C600
Form factor Lenovo Flex System 2-socket Compute Node scalable up to 4 sockets (via 2 compute nodes)
Memory 96 DDR3/DDR3L LP, 6 TB maximum with 64 GB LRDIMM
Scalability Four processors max
Internal flash storage Up to 9.4 TB using eXFlash DIMMs; Plus up to 6.4 TB using 4 hot-swap 2.5-inch SSDs, or up to 12.5 TB using 8 hot-swap 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs and 8 fixed eXFlash SSDs
Internal HDD storage Up to 4.8 TB using 4 hot-swap 2.5-inch HDD
RAID Functions LSI 3004, RAID-0, -1
ServeRAID M1200/M5100 Flex System Flash Kit for X6, optional RAID-5 via FOD
Internal USB 4 Standard USB Flash Key +
2 Front Access USB Key
Ethernet Virtual Fabric 4 x 10 GbE LOM per individual compute node
Chassis support Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
I/O Expansion 8 mezzanine PCIe Gen 3 slots
Warranty 3-year CRU and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
Management IMM2, next-generation light path diagnostics, PFA, Lenovo XClarity
OS Microsoft Windows Server, SUSE, RHEL, VMware
RAS features Chassis redundant/hot-plug power and cooling
X6 RAS, Upward Integration Modules, front panel and FRU/CRU LEDs
Flex System x880 X6 at a glance
Processor 2/8, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v3 series
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache Up to 45 MB
Chipset Intel C600
Form factor Lenovo Flex System 2-socket Compute Node scalable up to 8 sockets (via 4 compute nodes)
Memory 192 DDR3/DDR3L LP, 12 TB maximum with 64 GB LRDIMM
Scalability Eight processors max
Internal flash storage Up to 9.4 TB using eXFlash DIMMs; Plus up to 12.8 TB using 8 hot-swap 2.5-inch SSDs, or up to 25 TB using 16 hot-swap 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs and 16 fixed 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs
Internal HDD storage 8 hot-swap 2.5-inch HDDs
RAID Functions LSI 3004, RAID-0,-1
ServeRAID M1200/M5100 Flex System Flash Kit for X6, optional RAID-5 via FoD
Internal USB 8 Standard USB Flash Key +
4 Front Access USB Key
Ethernet Virtual Fabric 4 x 10 GbE LOM per individual compute node
Chassis support Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
I/O Expansion 16 mezzanine PCIe Gen 3 slots
Warranty 3-year CRU and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available
Management IMM2, next-generation light path diagnostics, PFA, Lenovo XClarity
OS Microsoft Windows Server, SUSE, RHEL, VMware
RAS features Chassis redundant/hot-plug power and cooling
X6 RAS, Upward Integration Modules, front panel and FRU/CRU LEDs
Options
800 GB SATA 2.5-inch MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD 1.8 TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5-inch G3HS 512e HDD 64 GB (1x64 GB, 8Rx4, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 CL9 error correcting code (ECC) DDR3 1333 MHz LP LRDIMM
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