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IBM® System x3850 X6 four-socket server featuring enterprise X-Architecture® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families, applications can perform 100 percent faster . And by replacing external SAN/NAS storage units with high-capacity internal IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage, you can also reduce infrastructure costs and complexity by up to 43 percent 1 . 2
As a result, the x3850 X6 server helps deliver better, more efficient business outcomes:
Reduced hardware and licensing costs
Fast application performance
Simple management of your infrastructure even as business needs change
Improved decision-making capabilities with faster analytics engines
Reduced IT sprawl
About SAP and IBM X6
Kyle Garman of SAP talks about X6 technology and how together, IBM and SAP provide best-in-class solutions.
Watch the video (00:02:21) Key features
IBM eXFlash memory-channel storage – flash-based storage that provides 50 percent
more server flash capacity and 3 times 3 lower latency for significantly faster database performance 4 IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator – intelligent caching software that automatically moves data where it needs to be – improving performance and throughput
Modular design – reduce service time by delivering quick easy replacement of failed components
Flexible components – upgrade processor and memory technology to the next generation as workload demands change
5 Configure the server to fit the unique requirements of your applications and workloads, using modular, slide-in-and-out processor, memory, storage and I/O components
Use IBM Fast Setup software for automated provisioning of a cluster of servers to quickly deploy your infrastructure
Advanced Page Retire—proactively protects applications from corrupt pages in memory, crucial for scaling memory to terabytes.
Processor high availability—maintains access to networking and storage and server management during a processor failure
Rolling Firmware Update Upward Integration Module—update the system firmware with no impact on application performance or availability
RAS Upward Integration Module— create and manage policies to proactively maintain high availability of virtual machines
x3850 X6 modular design—reduce service time with easy replacement of failed components
Learn more about the IBM System x3850 X6
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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).
2Based on a 2:1 server consolidation from improved performance, and reduced hardware and licensing cost by replacing 28.8TB of external SAN with 3.2TB of internal eXFlash DIMM storage on the server, reducing top-of-rack switching and networking hardware, and managing performance with IBM FlashCache and Storage Accelerator software. Prices as of 2/18/2014.
33x3850 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.
4 Laboratory testing shows eXFlash DIMMs can deliver 3 times lower latency (<5 microsecond) than PCIe based flash (15-19us).
5When 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.)