Today’s mission-critical applications 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.
The volume of data and transactions continues to grow exponentially, so businesses remain constrained by a finite set of capital and operational resources. The Lenovo® System x3950 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.1 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 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 are for 8-socket x3950 X6 server using Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family vs. 8-socket server using the previous top-of-the-line Intel E7 v1 family.
4 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.)
* The 4800 series of processors is only appropriate for a 4-socket system, while the 8800 series must be used for an 8-socket system.
|Intel Xeon processors E7-4800/8800 v2 series 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 DIMMs|
|Modular compute, storage and I/O books|
|Up to 22 PCIe expansion slots (18 Gen 3 rear, 4 Gen 2 front)|
|Built-in Predictive Failure Analysis|
|Processor (max)||Up to eight 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 12.0 TB, 192 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 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 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/SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) or up to 25.6 TB, 16 x 2.5-inch SSDs or 25.6 TB, 32 x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs|
|Network interface||Two ML2 sockets; ML2 card choices include: 4 x 1 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, 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, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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
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