|IBM X6||HP ProLiant DL980 G7||Dell PowerEdge R910 4U||Oracle Sun server X2-8|
|Intel® Xeon® processor-based 4-socket scalable server||System x3850 X6 scales from 4-sockets to 8-sockets with 120 cores||4-socket system that scales to 8-sockets with 80 cores||-||-|
|Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families||X6 servers can produce 100% faster performance than previous-generation systems1||-||-||-|
|3X the memory capacity of previous-generation competitive servers||IBM X6 Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families allow for 3X the memory, or 6TB2||2TB||2TB||2TB|
|IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage technology that allows for Flash storage to be leveraged in the memory DIMM slots||3X lower latency for significantly faster database performance3||-||-||-|
|Total Flash storage capacity in the server||The x3850 X6 supports up to 38.4TB of Flash storage4||3.2TB||12.8TB||6.4TB|
|Long-term flexibility and investment protection||Supports processor and memory technology upgrades to the next generation as workload demands change||-||-||-|
|3 levels of Enterprise RAS||Intel RunSure technology, platform-level RAS, and solution-level RAS||-||-||-|
|Predictive Failure||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||-|
|Lightpath||Provides easy notification and identification of a failed component, via an externally visible panel - even if the power is off||Insight Display||-||-|
1 100% 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).
2 6TB maximum memory vs. 2TB or less for previous-generation competitive 4-socket servers.
3 Laboratory testing shows eXFlash DIMMs can deliver 3 times lower latency (<5 microsecond) than PCIe based flash (15-19us).
4 x3850 X6 without eXFlash DIMMs can support up to 25.6TB of Flash storage using 16 x eXFlash 1.8” 400GB SSDs and 8 x 2.4TB MLC Duo Adapters. An x3850 X6 with eXFlash DIMMs can support up to an additional 12.8TB Flash storage leveraging 32 x 400GB eXFlash DIMMs for a total of 38.4TB) of flash storage in the server.
5 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.)
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