IBM pSeries p5-185 Express eServer

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IBM pSeries p5-185 Express eServer

IBM pSeries p5-185 Express eServer Overview

Up to two 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970 microprocessors
*Provides improved system and application performance and higher reliability for applications
Up to 8GB memory
*Allows economic exploitation of 64-bit addressing for memory intensive applications such as application serving
*Provides growth options for greater throughput
ECC memory
*Helps lower number of memory failures that cause system outages, thus increasing system availability
Four PCI-X adapter slots
*Support both 32- and 64-bit adapters at optimum flexibility
*Provide growth options for increased capacity
Three disk bays
*Ultra320 SCSI for fast access and data transfer
Dual ported Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps controller
*Allows two connections to gigabit Ethernet networks
*Integrated for lower cost
Mainframe-inspired RAS features
*Delivers exceptional system availability using features usually found on larger, more expensive systems including service processor, processor and ambient temperature monitoring, PCI bus parity and ECC memory, system management alerts, and auto reboot on power loss and dynamic firmware updates
Multiple operating system support
*Allows clients the flexibility to select the right operating system and the right application to meet their needs
*Provides the ability to expand application choices to include many open source applications

Standard configurations

One or two 64-bit 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970 processors with AltiVec extensions
Level 2 (L2) cache
1MB per processor
RAM (memory)
512MB to 8GB of 333 MHz DDR SDRAM; ECC
Internal disk storage
Up to 1.2TB Ultra320 SCSI
Internal SCSI disk bays
Three (10K rpm disks)
Media bays
Two half-high; one for optical device, one for a disk or tape drive
Adapter slots
Four PCI-X: two 64-bit 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz; One PCI: 32-bit 33 MHz

Standard features

I/O ports
Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI controller
Dual ported Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps controller
Four USB (two front, two rear); two serial

Expansion features

Connectivity support (optional)
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel; 4x InfiniBand
Graphics support (optional)
2D graphics: GXT135P; 3D graphics: GXT4500P and GXT6500P (AIX 5L only)

Power requirements

100v to 127v or 200v to 240v AC

System dimensions

Deskside: 18.5"H x 10.1"W x 19.5"D (469mm x 257mm x 496mm); weight: 55.0 lb (25.0 kg)1 Rack drawer: 8.6"H x 16.9"W x 20.6"D (218mm x 429mm x 524mm); weight: 55.0 lb (25.0 kg)


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your IBM pSeries p5-185 Express eServer is tested rigorously and in perfect working condition. To back it up, we carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our used and refurbished gear, in addition to one of the industries best warranties.

Shipping Policy

We stock all of our products. Items are fully tested and professionally packaged to ensure functionality on arrival.

The 7037-A50 will ship the same day if the order is received with sufficient testing and packaging time.

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