IBM System z10 Business Class

Processor Core types: CP/IFL/ICF/zAAP1/zIIP1
Model Minimum Maximum Increments
E10 1/1/1/0/0 5/10/10/5/5 1/1/1/1/1
Coupling Links2
ISC-33 48
IC 32
ICB-4 12
Maximum # Links 644
InfiniBand Coupling Links 12
Minimum: 0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0 ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express4-2C/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express36/OSA-Express2
Maximum: 480/128/128/64/80/40/96:486/48 ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express4-2C/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express36/OSA-Express2
Increments: 4/4/4/2/4/2/4/2/2/1 ESCON/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/FICON Express4-2C/FICON Express25/FICON Express5/OSA-Express36 GbE, 1000BASE-T/OSA-Express3 10 GbE/OSA-Express2 GbE, 1000BASE-T/OSA-Express2 10 GbE
HiperSockets Up to sixteen high-speed “virtual” Local Area Networks (LANs)
Crypto Express3 and Crypto Express2 Optional up to 8 features (16 PCI-X adapters), minimum order is 2 features

(single port features available for z10 BC only, this feature can not be moved to the Enterprise Class)
Processor Memory
Model Minimum Maximum7
E10 4 GB 248 GB
Upgradeability Upgradeable from IBM System z9 Business Class (z9 BC)

Upgradeable from IBM eServer™ zSeries® 890 (z890)

Upgradeable within the z10 BC Model E10

Upgradeable to z10 EC Model E12
Physical Configuration Model E10, minimum8 Model E10, maximum9
Weight 857.3 kg (1890 lbs) 953 kg (2100 lbs)
Footprint 1.42 sq meters (15.22 sq ft) 1.42 sq meters (15.22 sq ft)
Service 3.50 sq meters (37.62 sq ft) 3.50 sq meters (37.62 sq ft)
Input <28oC, >28oC 3.7, 4.3 KW 6.2, 7.35 KW
Heat <28oC, >28oC 12.5, 14.7 KBTU/hr 21.3, 24.7 KBTU/hr
Air Flow Nominal10 780 CFM (22.09 m3/m) 1320 CFM (37.38 m3/m)
W x D x H 785 x 1854 x 2013 mm (30.9 x 71 x 79.3 in)
Supported Operating Systems
z/OS11 z/OS V1.9 and subsequent releases
z/VSE z/VSE V4.1 and subsequent releases
z/VM z/VM 5.3 and subsequent releases
Linux on System z Novell SUSE SLES 9 and subsequent releases, Red Hat RHEL 4 and subsequent releases, Linux is supported as a z/VM guest or natively in an LPAR
TPF TPF 4.1 and subsequent releases
z/TPF z/TPF 1.1 and subsequent releases

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