Today, 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. 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 x3850 X6 incorporates the sixth generation of IBM enterprise X-Architecture® (EXA) to help deliver better, more efficient business results.
X6 platforms can produce 100 percent faster compute performance than previous-generation systems.3 The X6 portfolio increases virtualization density and decreases infrastructure costs and complexity. This enables you to design faster analytics engines, rein in IT sprawl and deliver information with high reliability. X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient.
1 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.)
2 Up to 28 percent savings in acquisition cost is based on a comparison of an x3850 X6 (using the modular design) vs. a traditional rack design with no modularity. Based on projected Q1 2014 pricing of x3850 X6 configuration with 2 Compute Books, Storage Book with 1.2TB SAS, dual 1400W power supplies, 10GbE SFP+ networking, and no optional I/O Books.
3 100 percent performance improvement 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).
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New X6 server delivers world-record performance results: