IBM pSeries p650 Server

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IBM pSeries p650 Server

IBM pSeries p650 Server Overview

POWER4+ microprocessors with L3 cache
*Provide improved system performance and higher reliability in a smaller, more efficient dual-processor chip
*Enable capacity to grow to eight processors
Copper and SOI technology
*Improve processor performance and reliability while using less power and producing less heat to help conserve energy and help lower operational costs
High memory and I/O bandwidth
*Remove performance bottlenecks that can occur when fast processors must wait for data to be moved through the system
Up to 64GB Chipkill™ ECC, bit-steering memory
*Allows exploitation of 64-bit addressing for large database and key critical business applications
*Provides growth options with much greater throughput
*Significantly lowers number of memory failures that cause system outages, thus increasing system availability
*Provides memory spares that are activated when multiple memory errors are encountered
Capacity Upgrade on Demand
*Offers flexibility to cost effectively and easily add permanent processing and memory capacity to help meet workload growth
On/Off Capacity on Demand
*Provides temporary processor use to meet unexpected workload demands
Processor card packaging
*Protects processor and memory components against accidental disconnection and/or contamination for improved reliability
*Allows for easier servicing
Logical Partitioning (LPAR)
*Permits up to 8 UNIX or Linux operating system servers to be consolidated on a single server, easing maintenance and administration
*Offers greater flexibility in using available capacity and dynamically matching resources to changing business needs (requires AIX 5L v5.2)
Up to 63 hot-plug or 55 hot-plug/blind-swap PCI/PCI-X adapter slots
*Provide growth options for significantly increased capacity at a low cost
*Support many commonly used adapters for increased availability at a lower cost
*Allow adapters to be added or removed without interrupting the system
Hot-swappable disk and media bays
*Provide greater system availability and smooth growth by allowing swapping or adding of disk drives and media devices without powering down the system
Built-in service processor
*Continuously monitors system operations and takes preventive or corrective actions for quick problem resolution and high system availability
*Allows diagnostics and maintenance to be performed remotely
Redundant hot-plug power and cooling subsystems
*Enhance system availability since cooling fans and power supplies can be changed without interrupting operations
*Provide backup power and cooling if primary unit fails
Dynamic processor and PCI bus slot deallocation
*Designed to automatically deallocate resources when impending failure is detected, so applications continue to run uninterrupted
IBM eServer Cluster 1600
*Provides centralized management of multiple inter-connected systems
*Provides ability to handle unexpected workload peaks by sharing resources
*Allows for more granular growth so user demands can be readily satisfied

Minimum configuration

2-way SMP (one processor card); 1.20GHz or 1.45GHz POWER4+
Level 3 (L3) cache
8MB-1.20GHz; 32MB-1.45GHz (ECC)
RAM (memory)
Internal disk drive
One 36.4GB Ultra3 SCSI
Internal disk bays
Four hot-swappable; up to 587.2GB (36.4GB, 75.4GB and 146.8GB disk drives) available
Media bays
Two (one available) hot-swappable
PCI slots
Seven PCI-X hot-plug/blind-swap adapters (six 64-bit; one 32-bit)
PCI bus width
32- and 64-bit

Standard features

I/O adapters
Dual ported integrated Ultra3 SCSI controller; Ethernet 10/100 controller
Four serial, two ports for connecting Hardware Management Console for pSeries, keyboard, mouse

System expansion

SMP configuration
4-, 6-, 8-way SMP (one, two or three additional processor cards); 1.20GHz or 1.45GHz POWER4+
L3 cache
8MB per 1.20GHz processor card (32MB maximum); 32MB per 1.45GHz processor card (128MB maximum)
Up to 64GB (ECC, Chipkill)
PCI expansion slots
Up to 48 hot-plug/blind-swap adapters (40 64-bit PCI-X; eight 64-bit PCI) via up to eight 7311-D10 I/O drawers (six adapters each)
Up to 56 hot-plug adapters (64-bit PCI-X) via up to eight 7311-D20 I/O drawers (seven adapters each)
Disk bay expansion
Up to 96 hot-swappable via up to eight 7311-D20 I/O drawers (12 bays each); Up to 14.0TB of additional disk storage available

RAS features

Copper, SOI microprocessors
Chipkill ECC, bit-steering memory
ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor
Hot-swappable disk bays
Hot-swappable media bays
Hot-plug/blind-swap PCI slots in p650 system unit and 7311-D10 I/O drawer
Hot-plug power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor Deallocation
Dynamic Processor Sparing
Dynamic deallocation of logical partitions and PCI bus slots
Redundant power supplies and cooling fans

Power requirements

200v to 240v AC

System dimensions

System drawer
13.8"H x 17.5"W x 29.9"D (351 mm x 445 mm x 760 mm); Weight 205 lb (93 kg)**
Two 7311-D10 I/O drawers
6.9"H x 17.5"W x 28.0"D (175 mm x 445 mm x 711 mm);Weight 86 lb (39.1 kg)**
7311-D20 I/O Drawer
7.0"H x 19.0" W x 24.0"D (178 mm x 482 mm X 610 mm);Weight 101 lb (45.9 kg)**


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