Tuesday, September 9, 2008

NEW - IBM System x3650 server features an array of powerful quad-core Intel Xeon processors

IBM Canada Ltd. Hardware Announcement A08-1541
September 09, 2008


The System x3650 server enhances rack-optimized server applications with:

  • Powerful, two-socket multi-core Intel Xeon processing

  • 64-bit memory addressing - Up to 48 GB4 memory using 4 GB DIMM

  • PCI-Express architecture: PCI-X optional, up to 133 MHz

  • Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) technology

  • High-availability and manageability features

The servers are available with a quad-core 3.33 GHz/1333 MHz (120W) processor1 with 12 MB L2 cache. The Xeon processors come with Enhanced Intel Speedstep (EIS) technology6 for more efficient program execution.

With a compact 2U footprint, the rack-optimized System x3650 server helps save valuable rack space and resources. It is packed with highly integrated, advanced server features designed for compute-intensive, Web-based, security, or enterprise network applications, where space is a primary consideration.

Optimized for solid performance

The System x3650 server applies powerful processors, large amounts of memory, and high-bandwidth PCI-Express for business-critical applications. Features include:

  • A 1333 MHz (quad-pumped 333) FSB processor with up to 12 MB L2 cache, enabling up to 10.66 GB/s data transfer rates

  • Two 1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 DIMMs 667 MHz with advanced memory features (AMF)

  • High-speed, wide-bandwidth, PCI-Express bus

  • Support for four PCI slots:

    • Two PCI-Express low-profile card slots

    • Two PCI-Express card slots (or, optionally, two PCI-X 64-bit, 133 MHz slots), one full and one half length, both full height

  • High-performance integrated controllers, including:

    • Two Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet controllers with integrated TCP Offload Engine (TOE) technology

    • SAS host controller

Fully integrated enterprise-class management

Consolidate workloads and optimize more advanced solutions architectures at incredible IT savings and lower power levels:

  • IBM® Active Energy Manager for advanced datacenter power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs

  • Integrated Systems Management processor for improved manageability and uptime

  • Optional RSA II SlimLine system management without PCI slot

  • Front, rear, and remote KVM that delivers easy hands-on management for any IT environment

  • Drop-down light path diagnostic panel for improved in-rack manageability and easy problem identification, Wake on LAN®, and PXE

  • Standard 8x-24x3 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive for ease of imaging and application loading

  • Support for virtual floppy to enable easy remote host booting, using standard instructions stored anywhere on the network

Protect your IT investment

  • Hot-swap, redundant components: HDD, power, and cooling

  • Support for internal tape drive options to help protect and secure data

  • Scalable memory and I/O design that responds to your future business needs

  • Advanced memory protection: Memory mirroring, on-line hot-spare, and Chipkilltm memory

  • Calibrated vectored cooling with hot swap fans

  • Integrated SAS RAID-0, -1, and -10, with RAID-5 upgrade via daughter card - No PCI slot used

Warranty: Three years, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site9 service, limited warranty8; optional warranty service upgrades available.

Planned Availability: November 7, 2008

Product positioning

This two-socket, multi-core capable server is positioned between the System x3550 and System x3850 servers.

The 2U System x3650 server offers more PCI adapter expansion than the 1U-high System x3550 server. The System x3850 server supports up to four Intel Xeon processors MP, driving large memory configurations, and requires 3U of rack space.

This high-density, highly integrated server is designed for user installation of features to handle future expansion to meet changing needs. At the same time, it can handle emerging applications that require maximum computing power and function in the least amount of rack space.

Applications include:

  • On Demand Business

  • Application serving

  • Web serving

  • Messaging and collaboration applications

  • Proprietary applications

This powerful server also meets traditional enterprise network server requirements, but with an added benefit of requiring less space

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