Today, mission-critical applications are being called upon to do more as businesses expand access through new mobile and cloud deployments. Delivering the right answer at the right time means having ready access to actionable information. IT solutions must be able to easily scale performance, manage large masses of data and reliably make information available in real-time.
While the volume of data and transactions continues to grow exponentially, businesses remain constrained by a finite set of capital and operational resources. The new IBM® System x3850 X6 incorporates the sixth generation of IBM enterprise X-Architecture (EXA) to help deliver better, more efficient business results.
X6 platforms can produce 100 percent faster compute performance than previous-generation systems.3 The X6 portfolio increases virtualisation density and decreases infrastructure costs and complexity. This enables you to design faster analytics engines, rein in IT sprawl and deliver information with high reliability. X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient.
1 When a newer generation of processor and memory technology becomes available, Compute Books can be replaced with newer ones. (All Compute Books must use matching technology.)
2 Up to 28 percent savings in acquisition cost is based on a comparison of an x3850 X6 (using the modular design) vs. a traditional rack design with no modularity. Based on projected Q1 2014 pricing of x3850 X6 configuration with 2 Compute Books, Storage Book with 1.2TB SAS, dual 1400W power supplies, 10GbE SFP+ networking, and no optional I/O Books.
3 100 percent performance improvement is based on preliminary results of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate_base2006, and TPC-E benchmarks, plus performance gains from eXFlash DIMM storage. SPEC and TPC benchmark results will be available at www.spec.org and www.tpc.org , respectively, after 2/18/14. Configurations: 4-socket x3850 X6 server using Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 vs. 4-socket server using the previous top-of-the-line E7-4870 (v1).
|Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v2 product families up to 3.2 GHz, up to 1800 MHz memory access, 60 cores per chassis|
|Supports up to 6 TB of memory-channel storage using 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs
Supports up to 12.8 TB of memory-channel storage using 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs
|Modular compute, storage and I/O books|
|Up to 11 total PCIe expansion slots (8 rear, 3 front)|
|Processor (max)||Up to four Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v2 processor families up to 3.2 gigahertz (GHz), up to 1800 megahertz (MHz) memory access, 15 cores per processor|
|Cache (max)||Up to 37.5 megabyte (MB)|
|Memory (max)||Up to 6 TB, 96 DIMM slots supporting 64 GB LRDIMMs; supports 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB registered dual inline memory module (RDIMMs); supports 32 GB and 64 GB LRDIMMs; up to 1600 MHz RAS mode and up to 1333 MHz performance mode|
|Ultra-low latency flash storage||Up to 12.8 TB, 32 x 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs|
|Expansion slots||Up to 11 peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe); Gen3 (up to 11), Gen 2 (up to 2), up to five x16 slots; up to six full-length, full-height|
|Disk bays (total/hot-swap)||Up to eight 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) HDDs or SAS solid state drives (SSDs); or up to sixteen 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs|
|Maximum internal storage||Up to 9.6 TB (8 x 2.5-inch SAS/serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) HDDs) or up to 12.8 TB (8 x 2.5-inch SSDs) or 6.4 TB (16 x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs)|
|Network interface||One ML2 socket; ML2 card choices include: 4 x 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper or 2 x 10 GbE small form factor pluggable + (SFP+) or 2 x 10 GbE 10BaseT; Dedicated 1 GbE on-board management port|
|Power supply (std/max)||Up to four common 1400 W or 900 W AC or 4 x 750 W DC|
|Hot-swap components||Half-length I/O Books, Full-length I/O Books, power supplies, fans, HDD, SSDs|
|Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support||RAID-0, -1, optional RAID-5, -6|
|Systems management||Alert on local area network (LAN) 2, automatic server restart, IBM Systems Director, IBM ServerGuide, integrated management module 2 (IMM2), light path diagnostics (independently powered), Wake on LAN, Dynamic System Analysis (DSA), Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) on storage, processors, adapter slots, voltage regulator module (VRMs), fans, power supplies and memory|
|Operating systems (OS) supported||Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere Hypervisor|
|Limited warranty||3-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite service, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available|