The fast, agile, and resilient X6

X6 enterprise servers

In organizations in every industry, big data and analytics workloads deliver the actionable insight needed to drive faster decision making. You need systems that you can confidently deploy to run your mission-critical applications, decrease operating costs and support your cloud computing plans.

New X6 servers featuring exclusive X ARCHITECTURE® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families, featuring revolutionary levels of processor and storage performance, memory capacity and resiliency, can help you meet these challenges. The X6 server portfolio includes the four-socket System x3850 X6 and eight-socket System x3950 X6 rack-mount servers—and the Flex System™ X6 Compute Node portfolio.


X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient

  • Fast

    Offering extraordinary performance for big data, analytics, cloud computing, database and ERP workloads, X6 servers can provide:

  • Agile

    As your business changes and grows, having the ability to address evolving data center needs with systems that provide easy-to-deploy solutions today -- and flexibility for tomorrow -- is critical. X6 servers offer long-term flexibility with a modular design that supports processor and memory technology upgrades to the next generation. As workload demands change– this eliminates the need to “rip and replace"5

  • Resilient

    X6 servers can help extend the advantages of cloud computing to mission-critical applications. Self-healing processor, I/O and memory features can improve availability by proactively identifying potential failures and taking action to correct them. New System x Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) provide unprecedented hardware visibility to hypervisors for superior system and VM management.

Drive business advantage with proven solutions optimized to deliver fast application performance, easy scalability and maximum availability.

  • System x Solution for VMware vCloud Suite on X6

    Realize the agility and efficiency of cloud computing.

  • System x Solution for DB2 with BLU Acceleration on X6

    Accelerate analytic workloads for databases and data warehouses.

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 The x3850 X6 supports up to 6TB maximum memory vs. 2TB or less for previous-generation competitive 4-socket servers. The x3950 X6 supports up to 12TB maximum memory vs. 4TB or less for previous-generation competitive 8-socket servers.

3 The x3850 X6 without eXFlash DIMMs can support up to 9.6 TB (8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs) or up to 12.8 TB (8 x 2.5-inch SSDs) or 6.4 TB (16 x 1.8-inch eXFlash SSDs); for the x3950 X6 these numbers double. Both x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 with eXFlash DIMMs can support up to an additional 12.8TB eXFlash memory-channel storage by leveraging 32 x 400GB eXFlash DIMMs.

4 Laboratory testing demonstrates eXFlash memory-channel storage can deliver lower latency than PCIe based flash.

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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