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. Today, 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 x3950 X6 incorporates the sixth generation of enterprise X-Architecture (EXA) to help deliver better, more efficient business results.
X6 platforms can produce at least 2X the performance of previous-generation systems.2 The X6 portfolio increases virtualisation density and decreases infrastructure costs and complexity. This enables you to design faster analytics engines, reign in IT sprawl and deliver information with high reliability. X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient.
1 Multiple generations refers to the ability to swap out one generation for the next without replacing the server.
2 At least 2X performance 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 1600 MHz memory access, 120 cores per chassis|
|Supports up to 12 TB of maximum memory using 192 x 64 GB LRDIMMs|
|Supports up to 12.8 TB memory-channel storage using 400 GB eXFlash dual inline memory modules (DIMMs)|
|Modular compute, storage and I/O books|
|Up to 22 PCIe expansion slots (18 Gen 3 rear, 4 Gen 2 front)|
|Processor (max)||Up to eight Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v2 processor families up to 3.2 gigahertz (GHz), up to 1600 megahertz (MHz) memory access, 15 cores per processor|
|Cache (max)||Up to 37.5 megabyte (MB)|
|Memory (max)||Up to 12.0 TB, 192 x 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 2667 MHz performance mode|
|Ultra-low latency Flash storage||Up to 12.8 TB, 32 x 400 GB eXFlash DIMMs|
|Expansion slots||Up to 22 peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe); Gen3 (up to 22), Gen 2 (up to 4), up to ten x16 slots; up to 12 full-length, full-height|
|Disk bays (total/hot-swap)||Up to sixteen 2.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or SAS solid state drives (SSDs); or up to thirty two 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs|
|Maximum internal storage||Up to 19.2 TB, 16 x 2.5-inch SAS/serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs) or up to 25.6 TB, 16 x 2.5-inch SSDs or 12.8 TB, 32 x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs|
|Network interface||Two ML2 sockets; ML2 card choices include: 4 x 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper or 2 x 10 GbE SFP+ or 2 x 10 GbE 10BaseT; Two dedicated 1 GbE on-board management ports|
|Power supply (std/max)||Up to eight common 1400 W or 900 W AC or 8 x 750 W DC|
|Hot-swap components||Half-Length I/O Books, Full-Length I/O Books, power supplies, fans, HDDs, SSDs|
|RAID support||Redundant array of independent disks (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, Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) on storage, processors, adapter slots, voltage regulator modules (VRM), fans, power supplies and memory|
|Operating systems (OS) supported||Microsoft® Windows® Server, SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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|