The fast, agile, and resilient X6

If your business demands the highest performance in an x86 system, the System x3950 X6 eight-socket server is designed to easily scale performance and manage large amounts of data reliably. Featuring enterprise X ARCHITECTURE® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families, applications can perform 125 percent faster1. 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.

As a result, the x3950 X6 server helps deliver better, more efficient business outcomes:

  • About X6 RAS features

    Senior Technical Staff Member Randy Kolvick describes three categories of innovative X6 RAS features

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Fast application performance


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Resilient enterprise platform


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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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