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|Intel® Xeon® processor-based 4-socket scalable server||
System x3850 X5 scales 8-sockets, 64 cores
|Three levels of memory protection with IBM Active Memory™ technology||
System x3850 X5,
System x3950 X5
|Intel Xeon E7 processor-based 2-socket, 2U server||
System x3690 X5
|IBM Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)||
Tool that can provide up to 48 hours notice that a component may fail. Select models feature PFA on memory, hard disk drives, CPUs, fans, blowers and voltage regulator modules
|Hard disk drives, memory, CPU||Hard disk drives, memory||--|
|IBM Light path diagnostics||
Provides easy notification and identification of a failed component, via an externally visible panel - even if the power is off
|IBM Virtualization Manager||
HP charges clients for the capability 1
|IBM Electronic Service Agent™ ('Call home' ability)||
Places help calls directly to IBM service and support
1 http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/valuepack/vms/ (link resides outside of ibm.com)
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