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September 10 and October 8, 2013

Introducing IBM NeXtScale System

  • Plus the new IBM System x3250 M5 server. Flexibility, simplicity and scale.

Introducing IBM NeXtScale System and an enhanced portfolio of System x servers

Every business has unique IT requirements. Whether it’s supporting analytics, data management, or infrastructure workloads, in cloud or traditional environments, your IT department is expected to provide maximum uptime and flexibility. You need an infrastructure that provides performance and resiliency to meet today’s demands, as well as scale for tomorrow’s business environment.

With the announcement of the all new IBM NeXtScale System™, the IBM System x3250 M5, IBM System x3650 M4 HD server and the performance-enhanced two-socket servers, IBM offers its most powerful portfolio of x86 systems. These systems are designed to provide optimal performance for today’s varied workloads. With pretested solutions, as well as a broad array of business partners to provide customized expertise, IBM System x® has a winning solution for every organization.

Learn more about the new systems:

The new IBM NeXtScale System™ is designed for flexibility, simplicity and scalability to lower operating costs for compute and data-intensive workloads such as technical computing, big data, and cloud. The system simplifies adoption through an open design that seamlessly fits into your current infrastructure. The NeXtScale System delivers the density, agility, and scale you need for today’s most demanding workloads.in a flexible cost optimized platform.


IBM System x® rack and tower servers are optimized for a range of workloads and solutions, including cloud computing, virtualization, business analytics, big data, database management and high performance computing. New servers equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 product family feature enhanced performance for cost effective deployment of new workloads.

New and enhanced two socket servers equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors deliver the following benefits when compared to their previous generation:

Learn more about these new and enhanced servers


1Based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor family supporting up to 12 cores versus prior generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family supporting up to 8 cores.

2Source: Intel Performance comparison Internal Test Report #1310 using SPECjbb*2013 benchmark. New performance based on 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697v2 (8x8 GB DDR3-1866 MHz, 12 core, 30 MB L3, 8.0 GT/s) ,compared to performance based on prior generation 2S Intel Xeon processor E5-2690 (16x8GB DDR3-1600 MHz, GHz, 8 core, 20 MB L3, 8.0 GT/s). Used two Intel Xeon processors E5-2697 v2, Turbo Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled.

3Based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor family supporting up to 1866 MHz versus prior generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family supporting up to 1600 MHz.

4Based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor family supporting up to 30 MB cache versus prior generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family supporting up to 20 MB cache.

5The x3650 M4 HD supports up to 26 2.5" drives, which is 62.5% more drives than the 16 supported by the x3650 M4.

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Announcement features

New IBM NeXtScale System

Ultra-dense, hyper-scale server environment.

IBM System x3650 M4 HD

Optimized for high density storage, reliability, and availability.

Hyperscale capability

IBM NeXtScale System advances the leading x86 portfolio.

Cloud solutions

Optimal performance, scalability with IBM NeXtScale.

NeXtScale: Ultra-dense hyper-scale x86 server

Built for managed hosting, cloud, grid and analytics environments.

The New IBM System x3250 M5

The all new compact 1U IBM System x3250 M5 rack server packs performance, availability, and reliability.

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