IBM System x3690 X5

Ground-breaking two-socket server delivers outstanding performance, memory and storage

Form factor/height Rack/2U per chassis
Processor (max) Intel® Xeon® up to 2.4 GHz (10-core)/1066 MHz memory access
Number of processors (std/max) 1/2
Cache (max) Up to 30 MB
Memory (std/max) 8 GB/1 TB PC3-10600 DDR3 or DDR3L, up to 2.0 TB with 32 GB DIMM and MAX5
Expansion slots 5 total PCIe Gen 2
Disk bays (total/hot swap) 16/16 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or 24/24 1.8" SAS SSD internal storage
Maximum internal storage 9.6 TB SAS per chassis (supports 73.4 GB, 146.8 GB, 300 GB, 500 GB and 600 GB hard disk drives, 50 GB and 200 GB SSD)
Network interface Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet with TCP-IP off-load engine, optional Emulex 10 GbE Virtual Fabric Adapter
Power supply (std/max) 675 W 220 V 1/4
Hot-swap components Power supplies, fans, hard disk drives
RAID support Integrated RAID-0, -1, optional RAID-5, -6
Systems management Alert on LAN 2, automatic server restart, IBM Systems Director, IBM ServerGuide, IMM, light path diagnostics (independently powered), predictive failure analysis on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory, Wake on LAN, dynamic system analysis
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions 64-bit), 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Linux, VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty

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System x3690 X5

This 2-socket system offers many of the performance, memory capacity, and reliability features previously found only in 4-socket offerings.

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