IBM System x high performance servers

IBM System x enterprise servers represent the best of IBM X-Architecture technology, leveraging decades of mainframe server design to deliver an open and affordable, industry-standard server platform that can help tackle your most demanding workloads.


Get improved performance and enhanced features including MAX5 memory expansion and workload optimised models to maximise scalability, minimise costs and simplify deployment.

Business use: Ideal Applications Include: Enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM), small to medium databases and virtualisation to support server consolidation.

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product line up to 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) (10-core)/1066 megahertz (MHz) memory access

Maximum processors

Four processors, 40 cores per system

Maximum memory

2.0 terabyte (TB) max PC3-10600 double data rate (DDR)3L, up to 3.0 TB with MAX5

Maximum internal storage

4.8 TB hard disk drive (HDD)/3.2 TB solid state drive (SSD) per system


IBM System x3690 X5

The IBM® System x3690 X5 is a two-processor server that offers generous memory capacity, memory bandwidth and storage for optimising your database and virtualisation environments. Extreme price/performance, performance/watt and expanded memory capacity allow you to accomplish more with your IT investment. The x3690 X5 features the latest IBM enterprise X-Architecture technology (eX5) for extreme flexibility and enterprise-class availability and reliability at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Business use: Ideal Applications Include: Enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM) databases and virtualisation

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E7 product line up to 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) (10-core)/1066 megahertz (MHz) memory access

Maximum processors

Two processors, 20 cores per system

Maximum memory

1.0 terabyte (TB) max PC3-10600 double data rate (DDR)3 or DDR3L; 2.0 TB with one MAX5

Maximum internal storage

9.6 TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) per chassis


IBM BladeCenter HX5

Scalable, high-performance blade server with unprecedented compute and memory performance and flexibility ideal for database and virtualised applications

Processor (Max)

Intel® Xeon® 7500 and 6500 series processors; four/six/eight cores; up to 2.66 GHz

Up to two processors per singlewide HX5; scalable to four processors and beyond

Internal Memory (max)

16 Double Data Rate-3 (DDR-3) Very Low Profile (VLP) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) slots, capacity up to 128 GB per singlewide HX5 (scalable up to 640 GB max, at speeds up to 1067 MHz, via 80 DIMM slots, using two MAX5 expansion blades)

Storage (max)

Up to two solid-state drives (SSDs) per singlewide HX5


IBM System x3850 X6

The x3850 X6 is the first server designed and optimised for memory-channel storage. By leveraging IBM® eXFlash memory-channel storage, X6 systems can deliver unmatched storage performance and capacity. This platform also features a modular design that provides the ultimate flexibility in configuration choice as well as innovative scalability from 4-way to 8-way.

Business use:Ideal applications include: business and data analytics, including in-memory databases, virtualisation, enterprise resource planning (ERP), high performance database and online transaction processing (OLTP)

Form factor

Rack/4U

Processor family

Intel® Xeon® E7-4800/8800 processor family

Number of processors

Up to four processors / 60 cores per 4-socket server

Memory capacity

Up to 6.0 terabyte (TB), 96 dual inline memory module (DIMMs) using 64 gigabyte (GB) load reduced dual inline memory module (LRDIMMs)

Internal storage

Up to 30.8 TB of serial attached SCSI/serial advanced technology attachment (SAS/SATA) storage, up to 12.8 TB of memory-channel storage


IBM System x3950 X6

The x3950 X6 is the first server designed and optimised for memory-channel storage. By leveraging extraordinary IBM® eXFlash memory-channel storage, X6 systems can deliver unmatched storage performance and capacity. This platform also features a modular design that provides the ultimate flexibility in configuration choice.

Form factor

8U rack server

Processor family

Intel® Xeon® E7-4800/8800 family

Number of processors

Up to eight processors / 120 cores per 8-socket server

Memory capacity

Up to 12.0 terabytes (TB), 192 dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) using 64 gigabyte (GB) load-reduced dual inline memory modules (LRDIMMs)

Internal storage

Up to 30.8 TB of serial attached SCSI (SAS)/serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) storage, up to 12.8 TB of memory-channel storage

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