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.
1 125 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 are available at www.spec.org and www.tpc.org. 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)
2 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.)
3 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.
* 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.)
|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|
|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|
Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems
These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the United Kingdom and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.