The fast, agile, and resilient X6

While the volume of data and transactions continues to grow exponentially, businesses remain constrained by a finite set of capital and operational resources. The two must be reconciled. With the System x3850 X6 four-socket rack server featuring enterprise X ARCHITECTURE® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families, applications can perform up to 125 percent faster1. And by replacing external SAN/NAS storage units with high-capacity internal eXFlash memory-channel storage, you can also reduce infrastructure costs and complexity.

As a result, the x3850 X6 server helps deliver better, more efficient business outcomes:

  • The X6 Modular “Book Design”

    Take a look at the unique differentiating modular book design.

  • The X6 modular strategy

    Senior industrial designer Camillo Sassano describes the strategy behind the modular design of X6 servers.

Key features


Fast application performance


Agile design characteristics


Resilient enterprise platform


Product details

1 125 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 are available at www.spec.org and www.tpc.org. 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 Laboratory testing demonstrates eXFlash memory-channel storage can deliver lower latency than PCIe based flash.

3 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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