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Mission-critical applications now must do more as businesses expand access through new mobile and cloud deployments. Ready access to actionable information is crucial. For this to happen, IT solutions must easily scale performance, manage large masses of data and make information available in real-time.

As the volume of data continues to grow exponentially, businesses remain constrained by a finite set of capital and operational resources. The Lenovo® System x3850 X6 incorporates the sixth generation of enterprise X ARCHITECTURE® to help deliver better, more efficient business results.

X6 platforms can produce up to 125 percent faster compute performance than previous-generation systems.³ The X6 portfolio increases virtualisation density and decreases infrastructure costs and complexity. Now you can design faster analytics engines, rein in IT sprawl and deliver information with high reliability. X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Intel Xeon processors E7-4800/8800 v2 series 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)
Built-in Predictive Failure Analysis
Form factor/height Rack/4U
Processor (max) Up to four Intel® Xeon® processors E7-4800/8800 v2 series up to 4 GHz, up to 1600 MHz memory access, 15 cores per processor
Memory (max) Up to 6 TB, 96 DIMM slots supporting 64 GB LRDIMMs; supports 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB RDIMMs; supports 32 GB and 64 GB LRDIMMs; up to 1600 MHz RAS mode and up to 1333 MHz performance mode
Flash storage Up to 12.8 TB, 32 x 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs (ultra-low latency)
Expansion slots Up to 11 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) hard disk drives (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/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 GbE copper or 2 x 10 GbE 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, hard disk drives, SSDs
RAID support RAID-0, -1, optional RAID-5, -6, -50, -60
Systems management Alert on LAN 2, automatic server restart, IBM Systems Director, ServerGuide®, IMM2, light path diagnostics (independently powered), Wake on LAN, Dynamic System Analysis, Predictive Failure Analysis on storage, processors, adapter slots, VRMs, fans, power supplies and memory
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

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