Tuesday, September 9, 2008

NEW - IBM System x3450 servers

IBM Canada Ltd. Hardware Announcement A08-1435
September 09, 2008


With fixed power, five non-redundant cooling fans, and improved systems management control, System x3450 servers feature:

  • 1600 MHz front-side bus (FSB) support
  • Five non-redundant fixed cooling fans standard
  • 600-watt power supply with cooling
  • One PCIe card slot (1 x 16) Gen 2, full length/full height
  • Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • SATA models with native SATA controller
  • FBD DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller in core logic, that correct many soft and hard single-bit memory errors, and minimize disruption of service to LAN clients
  • Integrated systems management processor

Powered and scaled for needed business growth

  • Powerful quad-core 2.80 GHz/1600 MHz Intel E5462 Xeon processor, 3.0 GHz/1600 MHz Intel E5472 (80 W), or 3.2 GHz/1600 MHz Intel X5482 (120 W) Xeon processor, all with 12 MB L2 cache, and 3.4 GHz/1600 MHz X5272 (80 W) dual-core Intel processor with 6 MB L2 cache1
  • 800 MHz FSB functional speed for processor operations to memory and PCI bus
  • 8 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of high-speed, two-way interleaved, PC2-6400 800 MHz ECC memory standard, model dependent; maximum system memory 64 GB
  • One high-speed, wide-bandwidth, full-length PCI-E bus slot Gen 2
  • Dual-port Ethernet (10/100/1000 Intel 82563EB) and SATA support
  • Two 3.5-inch HDD drive bays, up to 1.5 TB total capacity using 750 GB SATA HDD options3

High availability for around-the-clock business demand

  • Integrated systems management processor
  • Wake on LAN®
  • ECC memory to detect many double-bit errors and correct many single-bit errors4
  • Integrated memory mirroring and on-line spare options

Service and support perfected for needs of business

  • IBM® server support and Web support5
  • One-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site6 service, limited warranty7
  • Optional warranty service upgrades available


1 GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.

2 PC2-6400-800 MHz DDR2 AMF SDRAM memory. DDR2 memory stands for double data rate, which means up to twice the data is transferred in the same clock cycle. Actual data transfer is at 800 MHz.

3 When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for 1,000,000,000 bytes and TB stands for 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. User capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

4Chipkilltm distributes information covered by error correcting code across separate memory chips. If any chip fails, the data can still be reconstructed from the remaining chips and the system can continue running.

5 Some programs may not be available in all countries. (6) With respect to on-site service, you may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.

7 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty

Planned availability date

Bottom rule

  • September 25, 2008: All models (except 3.2 GHz model)
  • November 28, 2008: 3.2 GHz model
Product Positioning:

The System x3450 servers are positioned above the High Performance Computing node, x3455, and below the stable business critical application server, x3550. These servers contain large 16 DIMM memory addressability, 1600 MHz FSB processors, and one PCI-Express slot. They are offered in flexible rack models. These servers are optimized for the HPC space. The System x3450 servers form a compact 1U, two-socket Xeon processor platform designed with fewer general purpose features for quicker response to data calculations at a lower cost per transaction. These servers are ideal for clients who require considerable processing power and large memory addressability in a space-saving 1U design.

7948-2CX  2 x 3.4 GHz/1600 MHz  6 MB 8 GB   O/B SATA          Rack    
7948-3CX  2 x 2.8 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 8 GB   O/B SATA          Rack    
7948-5CX  2 x 3.0 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 8 GB   O/B SATA          Rack    
7948-6CX  2 x 3.2 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 8 GB   O/B SATA          Rack    
7948-5DX  2 x 3.0 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 32 GB  1-500 GB SS SATA  Rack    
7948-5FX  2 x 3.0 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 64 GB  1-500 GB SS SATA  Rack    
7948-5GX  2 x 3.0 GHz/1600 MHz 12 MB 64 GB  2-500 GB SS SATA  Rack    

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