Open, easy and green to fit your diverse business needs
IBM BladeCenter: The right choice
Highlights
■
Realize innovation with a flexible architecture
that lets you choose the right solution for
business advantage
■
Manage complexity and growth with easy
deployment using IBM BladeCenter® Open
Overview
Realize innovation
Your priorities are clear: meet the challenges of today’s
Your business needs continually change. IBM under-
dynamic world, contain costs, deal with IT skill short-
stands that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all
ages and take full advantage of new technologies. In
solution. To meet your broad and diverse needs, you
short, manage your IT organization and infrastructure
want your IT infrastructure to be flexible and modular
for business success. You need to make the right
and you need a solution that best works for your busi-
choice for today and for tomorrow. With its industry-
ness. BladeCenter offers a comprehensive portfolio of
leading flexibility, BladeCenter is the right choice for
chassis, blade servers, switches and fabrics—all man-
your business.
aged from a common infrastructure.
By integrating servers, storage and networking,
Like IBM System x™ servers, many BladeCenter
BladeCenter is helping companies in every industry
servers are built on IBM X-Architecture® for enterprise-
sweep complexity aside. The blades contain all the
class reliability. X-Architecture is the IBM blueprint for
necessities to run an application—processors, memory,
bringing innovation to x86 systems—innovation that
I/O and storage. The chassis contains shared redun-
helps set you apart from the competition. The result is
dant power, shared hot-swap cooling, DVD, integrated
open, industry-standard servers on which you feel con-
Ethernet, storage, switching and consolidated powerful
fident running your business-critical workloads. So you
management.
can innovate for your business advantage.
Its innovative, open design offers a true alternative to
Manage complexity, growth and risk
today’s sprawling racks and overheated server rooms.
You want a flexible business foundation that is both
So toss out your cables. You have nothing to lose but
open and innovative. BladeCenter delivers. Choose
complexity.
from many offerings defined by Blade.org and created
Fabric Manager
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Go green and save with energy-efficient features and fewer extras to buy
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Start smart with IBM BladeCenter—the integrated system for small offices and distributed environments
by other members of the most extensive organization
for blade solutions.
Match your data center needs with the appropriate
And of course, there’s no need to redo your network
New BladeCenter HS21 XM models embedded with
interconnect, selecting from multiple I/O fabrics.
standards. BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager works
VMware ESXi 3.5 (formerly VMware ESX Server 3i)
IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric is an integrated server
across the BladeCenter family of chassis and switches.
raise the bar on virtualization. This intelligent,
I/O portfolio that provides a comprehensive set of inter-
Its simple graphic user interface checks network
integrated solution makes the transition to virtualization
connects and smart management tools. Its new pass-
conflicts— helping you save even more time. Configure
easier to manage, going from booting the server to
through capability not only improves and simplifies SAN
once. That’s it.
deploying virtual machines in a matter of minutes.
interoperability and scalability, but it also helps you
IBM BladeCenter JS22 includes built-in PowerVM™
reduce cabling and its subsequent costs. Plus, it is
BladeCenter is also designed with extensive redun-
and integrated virtualization manager to make it easy to
supported by multiple vendors, so you can match the
dancy to help reduce failures. Unlike some competitive
consolidate workloads using a browser-based inter-
solution to your standards.
products, BladeCenter servers provide dual I/O and
face. BladeCenter makes virtualization easy and man-
dual power connections to the chassis for enterprise-
ageable with these two new offerings.
The new IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
class reliability to keep your business up and running.
makes it even easier to deploy your blades with pre-
Go green and save
configured connections and a simple graphic user
Virtualizing on BladeCenter allows you to create a
You want to control your power and cooling environ-
interface. BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager auto-
highly flexible infrastructure that can quickly and easily
ment and help minimize environmental impacts.
mates blade deployment by intelligently managing the
adapt to business changes. BladeCenter, a compre-
BladeCenter offers energy-efficient designs and power-
interaction between the blades and the storage and
hensive virtualization solution, is the only blade server
ful IBM Cool Blue™ tools to help monitor, control and
data networks. You define the connections just once
solution in the industry that allows you to consolidate
allocate power consumption. IBM Power Configuration
and BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager takes care
and simplify your Linux®, UNIX®, IBM i operating sys-
lets you select systems and IT infrastructure that fit
of them after that—so you can be ready in minutes,
tem and Windows® workloads on a single platform.
your business goals before you commit to buying the
not days. BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager also
When business transformation is your goal,
first server. IBM Systems Director Active Energy
helps reduce costly downtime with integrated failover
BladeCenter and virtualization is the answer. Together,
Manager™ helps optimize energy efficiency so you can
capability.
virtualization and BladeCenter help reduce costs,
be more responsive to energy needs and costs.
increase business agility and boost IT resiliency.
BladeCenter chassis at a glance
BladeCenter S
BladeCenter E
BladeCenter H
BladeCenter T
BladeCenter HT
Benefits
Extending the benefits of
BladeCenter outside the
data center
Maximum density and
best energy efficiency
Blazing speed to run most
demanding applications
and simulations
Rugged servers to run
under demanding
conditions
High performance and
durability–the ultimate
combination
Best in class environments
Small offices and
distributed environments,
110 or 220 volts
Energy-efficient, high
density
High-performance density
Industrial, military,
telecommunications and
ruggedized
Ultimate combination of
ruggedized and high
performance
Rack form factor
7U
7U
9U
8U
12U
Blade bays
6
14
14
8
12
Standard media
DVD/CD-RW
DVD-ROM, floppy
DVD/CD-RW
DVD-ROM, floppy
USB external
Number of switch fabrics
Up to 3
Up to 4
Up to:
4 legacy,
4 high- speed,
4 bridge
Up to 4
Up to:
4 legacy,
4 high- speed,
4 bridge
Power supply module
Up to four
hot-swap and redundant
950W/1450W AC
2000W AC
Up to four
hot-swap and redundant
2900W AC
1300W AC or 1300W DC
3160W AC or 3160W DC
Systems management controller
Advanced Management
Module
Up to two Advanced
Management Modules
Up to two Advanced
Management Modules
Up to two BCT Advanced
Management Modules
Up to two Advanced
Management Modules
NEBS-/ETSI-characteristics1
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
4X InfiniBand® or 10 Gb Ethernet capability
(internal)
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Common external ports
KVM, Ethernet, USB, Serial
Systems management software
IBM Director with systems management and trial deployment tools, Advanced Management Module, Management Module (BladeCenter T only), Storage
Configuration Manager (BladeCenter S only)
IBM Predictive Failure Analysis
Hard disk drives, processors, blowers, memory
Light path diagnostics
Blade server, processor, memory, power supplies, blowers, switch module, management module, hard disk drives and expansion card
Limited warranty2
3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
External storage
Support for IBM System Storage solutions
Introducing IBM BladeCenter S
BladeCenter Boot Disk System
include scalable IBM BladeCenter LS21 and LS41
With choices like the new IBM BladeCenter S that can
Uptime and availability are key focus areas for
server blade solutions that allow you to expand from
be deployed in minutes and uses standard office
BladeCenter and have been since its inception. The
2-socket to 4-socket and back as their requirements
power, you can be assured of finding the right solution
IBM BladeCenter Boot Disk System is a 2U enclosure
change—providing on demand flexibility. There are also
for your diverse business needs. Built specifically for
that is specifically designed to provide OS initialization
the brand new IBM BladeCenter Power Architecture®
office and distributed-enterprise environments,
functionality for up to two fully loaded BladeCenter E or
technology-based blade servers, the JS22 POWER6™
BladeCenter S is an integrated business-in-a-box foun-
BladeCenter H chassis—helping you to increase your
processor-based and JS21 PowerPC® 970 processor-
dation with configurable shared storage that grows
IT uptime and availability.
based blades.
with your business.
BladeCenter servers and workstations
With the JS22, the flexibility to use the leading-edge
Choose right
The family of IBM blade servers is designed to support
AIX® (industrial-strength UNIX from IBM), IBM i3 and
BladeCenter is the right choice, tailored to fit your
a wide variety of applications that clients demand in
Linux operating systems—concurrently if desired—
diverse operational needs. Open and innovative for a
today’s business and government settings. Together,
broadens the application offerings available and
flexible business foundation. Easy to deploy, integrate
these blade servers are ideal for a range of applications
increases the ways clients can put this power to work.
and manage. Green today for a better tomorrow.
including collaboration, Citrix, Linux® clusters,
compute-centric applications, commerce transactions,
BladeCenter offers a broad choice of operating sys-
Leverage storage technology
databases, ERP/CRM applications and next-
tems that allows you to deploy a wide choice of appli-
Efficiently handling the growing amounts of data is
generation network applications.
cations. On the HS21, HS21 XM, LS21 and LS41
blade servers choose from Microsoft® Windows
essential in a dynamic business. The IBM System
Storage™ family of products offers a broad portfolio of
BladeCenter offers you a choice of server blades that
Server®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux
scalable, open and innovative storage technology,
are compatible with the various BladeCenter chassis.
Enterprise Server, Open Enterprise Server and Solaris
including disk and tape storage systems, storage net-
The IBM BladeCenter HS21 and HS21 XM have up to
10. With the JS21 and JS22 blades, choose from AIX,
working solutions and virtualization and storage man-
two high-performance dual-core or quad-core Intel®
IBM i operating system10, Red Hat Enterprise Server or
agement software. Visit ibm.com/servers/storage for
Xeon® processors. Other popular server choices
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
more information on System Storage.
The feature-rich HS12 and JS12 Express are the first
The IBM BladeCenter HC10, a workstation blade, is
microprocessors while being more scalable and pro-
uni-socket blade servers to bring significant benefits to
designed to support high-performance workstation
grammable than exotic technologies like graphics
clients who want a durable server solution for consoli-
applications as part of the server-based computing
processing units (GPU), digital signal processors (DSP)
dating multiple applications and servers into a single
concept and is ideal for applications such as CAD
or field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA). The QS21
BladeCenter chassis transitioning from traditional rack-
engineering design, trading floor solutions, Geographic
blade is designed to complement systems based on
mount or deskside servers to highly efficient blades.
Information Systems (GIS) and hospital information
traditional processors to accelerate parallel processing
The HS12 is a versatile, affordable blade server for
systems.
and streaming applications. Ideal applications include
Web-serving and file and print applications that does
image processing, signal processing and graphics ren-
not require a second processor. The JS12 Express
With the recent arrival of the IBM BladeCenter QS21,
dering applications in aerospace/defense, medical
blade server is a powerful new alternative to a tradi-
your BladeCenter choices continue to expand. The
imaging, EDA, digital video surveillance, seismic com-
tional AIX, IBM i operating system or Linux-based rack-
QS214 is an advanced blade server based on the Cell
puting and other industries.
mount and desk-side server. Combined with a
Broadband Engine™ (Cell/B.E.) Processor. Cell/B.E.
BladeCenter S chassis, both the HS12 and the JS12
technology is built on IBM Power Architecture® and
provide exceptional value and expandability in an
often delivers more performance than conventional
attractively packaged and highly efficient design.
At a glance
IBM BladeCenter HS12
IBM BladeCenter HS21
IBM BladeCenter HS21 extended memory (XM)
Processor
Single- or Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® up to 2.13 GHz or
Quad-Core Intel Xeon up to 2.83 GHz and up to
1333 MHz front-side bus
Dual-Core Intel Xeon up to 3.0 GHz and up to
1333 MHz front-side bus or Quad-Core Intel Xeon up
to 3.16 GHz and up to 1333 MHz front-side bus
Number of processors (std/max)
1/1
1/2
Cache (max)
Up to 4 MB L2 shared (dual-core) or 2x6 MB L2
(quad-core)
6 MB L2 shared (dual-core) or 2x6 MB (12 MB) L2 (quad-core)
Front-side bus
Up to 1333 MHz
Memory5
24 GB
Up to 16 GB Fully Buffered DIMMs (internal) and up to
32 GB with Memory and I/O Expansion Unit
Up to 32 GB with Fully Buffered DIMMs
Internal hard disk drives
Choice of hot-swap solid-state, hot-swap SAS or nonhot-swap SATA HDDs, (support for up to three hotswap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O blade)
Up to two Small Form Factor (2.5") 10,000rpm SAS
HDDs installed on each blade (plus support for up to
3 hot-swap SAS drives with optional Storage and I/O
blade)
One Small Form Factor (2.5") 10,000rpm SAS HDD
installed on each blade and one or two optional
internal 15.8 GB 2.5" Solid State Drives or one
optional IBM 4 GB or 8 GB Modular Flash Drive (or
support for up to 3 hot-swap SAS drives with optional
Storage and I/O blade)
Maximum internal storage5, 6
293.6 GB
734 GB with optional Storage and I/O Expansion Unit
587.2 GB with optional Storage and I/O blade
RAID support
Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on hot-swap models;
optional hardware RAID-5 to protect critical data
(via SIO)
Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on blade server,
integrated RAID-1E or RAID-5 optional with Storage
and I/O blade
Integrated RAID-0 or -1 standard on blade server,
integrated RAID-1E or RAID-5 optional on drives in SIO
Blade
Network
Dual Gigabit Ethernet, up to 8 ports optional
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (TOE-enabled), up to 8 ports
optional
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (TOE-enabled), up to 12 ports
optional with SIO blade and MSIM card
I/O upgrade
1 PCI-Express expansion card connection and
1 PCI-Express high-speed connection
1 PCI-X expansion card connection (traditional) and 1 PCI-Express (high speed)
Systems management hardware
Integrated system management processor (iBMC);
UpdateXpress, Remote Deployment Manager,
IBM Director, IBM Systems Director Active Energy
Manager™, ServerGuide™ 7.x, Scripting Toolkit 1.x
Integrated systems management processor
OS support (available for
purchase)7
Microsoft Windows Server7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux7,
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server7, VMware Infrastructure7,
IBM OS 4690
Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware Infrastructure, Solaris 10
Virtualization (available for
purchase)7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with Xen), SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server (with Xen)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with Xen), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (with Xen), VMware Infrastructure
Standards
NEBS/ETSI characteristics
NEBS/ETSI characteristics
Limited warranty2
1-year or 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite
limited warranty
3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
Dual-Core Intel Xeon up to 3.0 GHz and up to
1333 MHz front-side bus or Quad-Core Intel Xeon up
to 3.0 GHz and up to 1333 MHz front-side bus
NEBS/ETSI characteristics
At a glance
8
IBM BladeCenter LS21
IBM BladeCenter LS41
Processor
AMD Opteron Model 2210EE, 2216HE, 2218HE, 2220 and 2222
AMD Opteron Model 8214HE, 8216HE, 8218, 8220 and 8222
Number of processors (std/max)
1/2
1/4
Cache (max)
1 MB L2 per processor core
Memory5
Up to 32 GB DDR II VLP memory
Up to 64 GB DDR II VLP memory
Internal hard disk drives
One SAS HDD up to 146.8 GB; 16 GB or 32 GB solid state drive
2 SAS HDDs up to 146.8 GB each; 16 GB or 32 GB solid state drive
Maximum internal storage5, 6
146.8 GB internal; up to 587.2 GB with Storage and I/O Expansion blade installed; up
to 32 GB solid state drive
293.6 GB internal; up to 734 GB with Storage and I/O blade installed; up to 64 GB
using solid state drives
Network
Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers
2 or 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers
I/O upgrade
1 PCI-X expansion connector and 1 PCI-Express expansion connector
2 PCI-X expansion connectors and 1 PCI-Express expansion connector
Systems management hardware
Integrated systems management processor
Operating system support
(available for purchase)7
Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,
VMware Infrastructure, Solaris 10
Virtualization (available for
purchase)7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with Xen), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (with Xen), VMware Infrastructure
Standards
NEBS-3/ETSI characteristics
Limited warranty2
3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,
VMware Infrastructure
At a glance
Processor
8
IBM BladeCenter JS12
IBM BladeCenter JS22
IBM BladeCenter JS21
64-bit IBM POWER6 3.8 GHz with integrated AltiVec
SIMD accelerator
64-bit IBM POWER6 up to 4.0 GHz with integrated
AltiVec SIMD accelerator
64-bit IBM PowerPC 970MP with integrated AltiVec
SIMD accelerator up to 2.7 GHz
Number of processors
Two
Four
Up to 2 single- or dual-core
Level 2 cache
4 MB per core
Memory bus
1.1 GHz
Memory5
Up to 64 GB maximum per blade, eight DIMM slots,
ECC Chipkill™ DDR II SDRAM running at 667 MHz
Up to 32 GB maximum per blade, four DIMM slots,
ECC Chipkill™ DDR II SDRAM running at 667 MHz
Up to 16 GB ECC Chipkill DDR II SDRAM running at
533 MHz, 4 DIMM slots
Internal hard disk drives
Two 73 GB or 146 GB 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
One 73 GB or 146 GB 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Up to two 73.4 GB or 146.8 GB 2.5" SAS
Maximum internal storage5, 6
Up to 293.6 GB
Up to 146.8 GB
Up to 293.6 GB
Network
Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter (IVE) Dual Gigabit
and support for optional dual Gigabit Ethernet
daughter card
Integrated P5IOC2 controller with two host Ethernet
adapters
Two integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers
I/O upgrade
Integrated PCI-Express connector for high-speed
daughter cards, integrated connector for legacy
daughter cards
Integrated PCI-Express connector for high-speed
daughter cards
Integrated PCI-Express connector for high-speed
daughter cards
Systems management hardware
Integrated system management processor
OS support (available for
purchase)7
AIX V5.3 or later, IBM i V61 or later, SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server 10 for POWER™ (SLES10 SP1) or
later; Red Hat Enterprise Linux for POWER Version 4.6
(RHEL4.6) or later
AIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Virtualization (built-in feature)
PowerVM Standard Edition
AIX
Standards
NEBS-3/ETSI characteristics
Limited warranty2
3-year onsite, next-business-day
1 MB per core
IBM BladeCenter HC10 at a glance
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IBM BladeCenter QS21 at a glance
Processor
Intel Core™ 2 Duo up to 2.66 GHz
Processor
3.2 GHz Cell/B.E. Processors
Number of processors
1
Number of processors
Level 2 cache
Up to 4 MB
Two standard, each with one PPE core and eight SPE
cores
Front-side bus
1066 MHz
L2 cache
512 KB per Cell/B.E. Processor, plus 256 KB of local store
memory for each SPE
Memory5
Up to 8 GB DDR II (Non ECC)
Memory
2 GB (1 GB per processor)
Internal hard disk drives
One 60 GB 5200rpm SATA HDD
Internal disk storage
None
Graphics
NVIDIA FX1600M Advanced 3D Graphics and NVIDIA
NVS120M Professional 2D Graphics
Networking
Dual Gigabit Ethernet
Network
Single Gigabit Ethernet (TOE-enabled)
I/O upgrade
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) daughter card connected via
PCI-X (CFFv)
I/O upgrade
N/A
Optional connectivity
Systems management hardware
Integrated systems management processor
Dual-port InfiniBand 4x HCA connected via PCI-Express
(SFF)
Operating system support (may be
available for purchase)
Microsoft Windows Vista® Business Blade PC Edition7,
Microsoft XP Professional, Microsoft XP Professional x64
edition
Operating system support
(available for purchase)7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.17
Virtualization (available for
purchase)7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with Xen)
Warranty
1-year
2
Limited warranty
1-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited
warranty
BladeCenter options
IBM offers a range of options to help create customized solutions to meet your specific business needs. Here below is a partial list of key I/O options.
Blade server options9
BladeCenter options
Part number
Ethernet Switches
BladeCenter options
Part number
BladeCenter options
Part number
Expansion Cards, Storage and I/O Options
Optical Pass-thru Module
39Y9316
Optical Pass-thru Module SC Cable
39Y9171
Optical Pass-thru Module LC Cable
39Y9172
Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit
Ethernet Switch Module
32R1892
36 GB 10,000rpm SAS non-hot-swap
hard disk drive
26K5776
Cisco Systems Intelligent Gigabit
Fiber Ethernet Switch Module
32R1888
Multi-Switch Interconnect Module
39Y9314
25K8373
Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Card
(SFF)
39R8624
PCI Expansion Unit II
Storage and I/O Expansion Blade
39R7563
Gb Ethernet Expansion Card (CFFv)
39Y9310
Memory and I/O Expansion Blade
42C1600
NetXen 10 Gb Ethernet Expansion
Card (CFFh)
39Y9271
IBM BladeCenter Concurrent KVM
Feature Card
26K5939
QLogic 4 Gb SFF Fibre Channel
Expansion Card
26R0890
Server Connectivity Module
39Y9324
Nortel Layer 2/3 Copper Gigabit
Ethernet Switch Module
32R1860
Nortel Layer 2/3 Fiber Gigabit
Ethernet Switch Module
32R1861
Nortel Layer 2-7 Gigabit Ethernet
Switch Module
32R1859
4 GB Modular Flash Drive
39R8697
26K5777
Emulex 4 Gb SFF Fibre Channel
Expansion Card
39Y9186
Nortel Layer 2/3 10 Gb Uplink
Ethernet Switch Module
32R1783
73 GB 10,000rpm SAS non-hot-swap
had disk drive
42D0421
QLogic 4 Gb Fibre Channel
Expansion Card (CFFv)
41Y8527
146 GB 10,000rpm SAS non-hotswap hard disk drive
QLogic Ethernet and 4 Gb Fibre
Channel Expansion Card (CFFh)
41Y8527
Myrinet Cluster Expansion Card
73P6000
Cisco 4x InfiniBand HCA Expansion
Card
32R1760
QLogic iSCSI Expansion Card
32R1923
Fibre Channel Switches
Brocade 20-port 4 Gb SAN Switch
Module
32R1812
73 GB 15,000rpm SAS non-hot-swap
hard disk drive
43X0845
Brocade 10-port 4 Gb SAN Switch
Module
32R1813
73 GB 10,000rpm SAS hot-swap
hard disk drive for SIO
39R7389
QLogic 10-Port 4 Gb FC Switch
Module
43W6724
146 GB 10,000rpm SAS hot-swap
hard disk drive for SIO
43X0832
QLogic 20-Port 4 Gb FC Switch
Module
43W6725
73 GB 15,000rpm SAS hot-swap
hard disk drive for SIO
43X0853
BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
44W3981
43W6723
Copper Pass-thru Module
39Y9320
BladeCenter Open Fabric ManagerAdvanced
46C3551
QLogic 4 Gb Intelligent Pass-Thru
Module
BladeCenter Open Fabric ManagerAdvanced (Director Extension)
46C3552
InfiniBand Switches
Cisco 4x InfiniBand Switch Module
32R1756
4x InfiniBand Pass-Thru Module
43W4419
For more information
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Canada
ibm.com/systems/ca/en/bladecenter
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