The System z10 is the flagship of the IBM Systems portfolio delivering breakthrough innovation, maximum flexibility and true value for today’s enterprise computing. With leadership capabilities for security, availability, scalability, virtualisation and management, the System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC) is a world-class enterprise server designed to meet IT and business challenges head-on and serve as the cornerstone in your dynamic infrastructure. The z10 EC provides performance and capacity for growth and large-scale consolidation, improved security, resiliency and availability while lowering both risk and cost. As environmental concerns raise the focus on energy consumption, the z10 EC is designed to reduce energy usage and save floor space when consolidating workloads from distributed servers. Specialty engines continue to help users expand the use of the mainframe for a broad set of applications, while helping to lower the cost of ownership. The z10 EC is the platform that delivers technologies that businesses need today along with a foundation to serve the future.
|Capacity on Demand (CoD)|
|Processor core types: CP/IFL/ICF/zAAP1/zIIP1|
|Maximum # Links||644|
|InfiniBand Coupling Links||32|
|Minimum: 0/0/0/0/0/0/0||ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2|
|Maximum: 1024/336/336/336/120/96:48/48||ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2|
|Increments: 4/4/4/4/2/4/2/2/1||ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express3 GbE, 1000BASE-T/OSA-Express3 10 GbE/OSA-Express2 GbE, 1000BASE-T/OSA-Express2 10 GbE|
|HiperSockets||Up to sixteen high-speed ‘virtual’ LANs (VLANs)|
|Crypto Express3 and Crypto Express2||Optional up to eight features (16 PCI-X adapters), minimum order is two features|
|E12||16 GB||3848 GB|
|E26||16 GB||752 GB|
|E40||16 GB||1136 GB|
|E56||16 GB||1520 GB|
|E64||16 GB||1520 GB|
|Upgradeability||Upgradeable within the z10 EC family
Upgrading to the E64 from other z10 EC models will require a planned outage
Upgradeable from IBM System z9 EC and IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990)
|Physical Configuration||Model E12, minimum9||Model E64, maximum10|
|Weight||1248 kg (2807 lbs)||2271 kg (5110 lbs)|
|Footprint||2.83 Sq metres (30.44 Sq ft)||2.83 Sq metres (30.44 Sq ft)|
|Service||5.73 Sq metres (61.60 Sq ft)||5.73 Sq metres (61.60 Sq ft)|
|Input||9.7 kW||27.5 kW|
|Heat||33.1 KBTU/hr||93.8 KBTU/hr|
|Air Flow Nominal11||CFM 1155 m3/m||CFM 2465, m3/m|
|Height||201.32 cm (79.26 inches)||201.32 cm (79.26 inches)|
|General||Conforms to EIA guidelines for frames|
|Supported Operating Systems|
|z/OS:||z/OS V1.9 and subsequent releases|
|z/VM:||z/VM 5.3 and subsequent releases|
|Linux on System z:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and subsequent releases, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 and subsequent releases, Linux as z/VM guest|
|z/VSE:||z/VSE V4.1 and subsequent releases|
1 If ordering a zAAP or a zIIP, one or more general purpose processor (CP) per the specialty engine is required. One CP can satisfy the requirement for either or both of the specialty engines.
2 ISC-3 Peer mode only
3 ICB-4 Not available on E64
4 64 external and 32 internal
5 Available only when carried forward on an upgrade
6 Initial order of Crypto Express3 requires 2 features, maximum of 8 features
7 Excludes the standard fixed size of 16 GB HSA
8 Full installed capacity can not be used until second book is installed due to 32 GB increments for memory between 256-512 GB
9 Model E12 with one I/O cage and no Internal Battery Feature (IBF)
10 Model E26 with three I/O cages and IBF with a combined max of 64
11 Airflow is designed to increase as the local ambient room temperature increases. Nominal airflow assumes 77 degrees F ambient.
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