IBM System x iDataPlex, a large-scale solution, can help you face constraints in power, cooling or physical space. The innovative design of the iDataPlex solution integrates Intel® processor-based processing into the node, rack and data centre for power and cooling efficiencies, and required compute density.
IBM Intelligent Cluster
IBM Intelligent Cluster integrated solutions are built on the highly innovative IBM System x rack, BladeCenter and iDataPlex servers. Whether you are building a small departmental cluster or a super computer, IBM’s broad portfolio of server solutions can be optimised to meet client-specific requirements.
IBM System x GPFS Storage Server (GSS)
The GSS is a new high capacity, high performance storage solution, fulfilled exclusively through the IBM® Intelligent Cluster. GSS is an integrated system that leverages a strong General Parallel File System (GPFS) software market by utilising a building block approach to create highly scalable storage for use in a broad range of application environments such as engineering, research and education.
1 The 40% power savings was calculated by comparing a 1U server with a 450W power supply and IBM System x iDataPlex with a 375W power supply configured with dual-core low-voltage processors, 8 GB memory (4x2 GB) and four 500 GB SATA hard disk drives.
2 In most cases with the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger installed in the iDataPlex rack, outlet temperatures from the back of the iDataPlex rack are up to 10 degrees lower than inlet air (room) temperatures. This helps eliminate the need for air conditioning and facilitates cooling of the next row of iDataPlex racks using the iDataPlex flow-through layout.
3 Each 2U Flex chassis supports two independently serviceable trays, providing flexibility to maximise the compute power, storage or input/output (I/O) density required. A 3U storage chassis is available for additional storage density up to 24.0 TB per server.
* Available later in 2012