IBM System x3550 M3 servers include new Intel Xeon multicore

IBM System x3550 M3 servers include new Intel Xeon multicore
IBM Asia Pacific Hardware Announcement
AG11-0015, dated February 15, 2011
IBM System x3550 M3 servers include new Intel
Xeon multicore processors with next-generation
microarchitecture design featuring Quick Path
Interconnect technology and Turbo Boost technology
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Overview
Key prerequisites
Planned availability date
Description
Product positioning
Product number
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Publications
Technical information
Terms and conditions
Prices
AP distribution
Corrections
At a glance
New models of the System x3550 M3 feature new Intel® multicore processors.
This 1U-high, rack-optimized server features superior power-optimized performance,
leadership virtualization, and systems management for business-critical workloads
built on IBM® X-Architecture®.
Power, scalability, control, and serviceability for dynamic web-serving and business
applications deliverable on demand:
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Ultrathin, high-availability, rack-optimized, 1U platform
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Powerful Intel Xeon® Series multicore processor with new microarchitecture
design featuring Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) technology with Intel Extended
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB (optional) of high-speed DDR3 RDIMM memory will
support up to 192 GB via 18 DIMM slots or 2 GB, or 4 GB (optional) of highspeed DDR3 UDIMM memory will support up to 48 GB via 12 DIMM slots
Support for hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs
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Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap HDD bays
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Two PCI-Express Gen 2 x16 slots (one full height, half length and one low
profile); both slots convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 MHz
460-watt AC, 675-watt AC, 675-watt high efficiency AC, or 675-watt DC autoranging power supply (redundant power supply optional)
Integrated systems management processor (Integrated Management Module, or
IMM)
Integrated dual GB Ethernet standard on planar plus optional dual port daughter
card or PCIe adapters for scalable network communication
One 16550A-compatible serial port (rear), four USB ports (two front and two
rear), and two video ports (one front and one rear)
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Overview
Optimized for energy efficiency and performance
Innovative energy-smart design with powerful high-performance processors, a large
capacity of high-performing DDR3 memory, and a balanced feature set ideal for
many general business applications:
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Powerful Intel multicore processors
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Energy-efficient design incorporating 460-watt AC, 675-watt AC, 675-watt high
efficiency AC, or 675-watt DC power supplies rated at up to 94% efficiency, ten
cooling fans (five banks of counter-rotating dual fans), altimeter (barometric
pressure sensor), and energy-efficient planar components lower operational costs
Highly functional chipset optimized for better application computing supporting
general business workloads
Eighteen DIMM slots that enable you to deploy up to 192 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
Registered DIMM memory (RDIMM), with 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB (optional)
of RDIMM, or up to 48 GB of DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered DIMM memory (UDIMM),
with 2 GB or 4 GB UDIMM via 12 DIMM slots (model dependent)
SAS and SATA HDDs, and SSDs with RAID support
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Integrated dual GB Ethernet standard on planar plus optional dual port daughter
card or PCIe adapters for scalable network communication
Embedded VMware ESXi 4 U1 hypervisor (connector on motherboard) activated
with optional 2 GB USB key for leadership virtualization
NEBS 1/ETSI equivalent compliance for both ac and dc power supply (model
dependent)
Compliant with 80PLUS and Energy Star standards (model dependent)
Manage with efficiency
High availability, manageability, and serviceability features help diagnose problems
quickly, even from remote locations:
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IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AEM) for advanced power
management, including real-time monitoring, trending, and reporting of power
consumption
Snoop filters to boost processor performance
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Integrated SAS controller supporting up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap HDD with
RAID solutions
IPMI 2.0-compliant full IMM for enterprise-class systems management to
monitor, maintain, and maximize server availability, including full remote systems
management
Optional IBM Virtual Media Key to enable the remote presence and blue-screen
capture features
Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on six selected components that helps warn of
problems before they occur
Fast and easy servicing through innovative light path diagnostics, improved onboard diagnostics, and LED diagnostic panel
Ultimate fault tolerant protection
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Hot-swap, redundant fans with calibrated vectored cooling, to keep components
cool, and simplified fan replacement
Optional hot-swap, redundant power supplies to help reduce downtime
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High-performance hot-swap SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs
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ServerGuide
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Three-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site labor , limited
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warranty ; optional warranty service upgrades available
, IBM Director, and web support
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The Microsoft® Windows® Preinstallation Environment software included as part
of ServerGuide software, may be used for boot, diagnostic, setup, restoration,
installation, configuration, test, or disaster recovery purposes only.
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Note: The Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software contains a
security feature that will cause an end-user customer's system to reboot without
prior notification to the end-user customer after 24 hours of continuous use
of the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment. During routine usage of
ServerGuide, which does not usually require usage of the Microsoft Windows
Preinstallation Environment software for such an extended time period, this
condition should not occur.
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You may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM
representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.
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Key prerequisites
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Monitor
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USB keyboard
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USB mouse
Note: PS/2 style keyboard and mouse are not supported.
Planned availability date
March 15, 2011
Description
System x3550 M3 - related options
The System x3550 M3 server features an Intel Xeon multicore processor that
supports internal processing speeds of up to 3.60 GHz, and processing operations to
memory up to 1333 MHz. They contain integrated, full-speed 4 MB, 8 MB, or 12 MB
ECC L3 cache.
High-performance server subsystems
These servers are high-throughput, network servers with excellent scalability when
you add memory and a second processor.
Two Intel Xeon connectors are standard on the system board to support installation
of a second processor. High-speed DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMM memory is
optimized for 800 MHz, 1066 MHz, or 1333 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem
performance.
Additional features
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System board containing 18 DIMM connectors, supporting 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB,
or 16 GB (optional) DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMM memory, or 2 GB, or 4 GB
UDIMM (optional) with:
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Support for up to 192 GB RDIMM) or 48 GB (UDIMM) of system memory
Support for Chipkill
SAS controller
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memory
SATA controller supporting one 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) Multiburner optical drive
(model dependant)
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SATA drive support that employs high-speed (up to 1.5 Gbps) dual differential
pairs to communicate with simple-swap SATA HDDs
Full-duplex Broadcom 5709 Dual Gigabit Ethernet PCIe controllers speeding
network communications to LAN clients
The System x3550 M3 subsystems are tuned to provide solid system throughput
from processor, to memory, to bus, to disk-intensive I/O. These features combined
with multicore capability make this server an excellent choice for:
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Database
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Email collaboration
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Linux® clusters
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File/print
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Virtualization
High-availability and serviceability features
The System x3550 M3 server subsystem delivers excellent reliability and
serviceability features:
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Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA/SSD HDD bays
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Hot-swap, redundant cooling fans
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Optional hot-swap, redundant power supplies
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ECC DIMMs combined with an integrated ECC memory controller correcting many
soft and hard single-bit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to
LAN clients
Chipkill memory to detect and correct many multibit memory errors, helping
keep the server up and running, while taking the inoperative memory offline
ECC L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime
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PFA on processors, memory, HDD options, voltage regulator modules (VRM),
power supplies, and fans, to help alert the system administrator of an imminent
component failure
Dual Broadcom 5709 Gigabit Ethernet controllers that support:
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Failover, Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
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PXE 2.0 Boot Agent
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IPMI 2.0 (Microsoft Windows only)
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Wake on LAN®
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Load balancing or teaming
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TOE
Up to six sets of counter-rotating fans that provide excellent cooling for added
reliability:
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Each power supply comes with its own internal cooling fans.
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Six fan sets cool two processors, memory, and HDD bays.
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Fan speed controls are incorporated to reduce noise, while reducing system
temperatures.
Integrated systems management processor for diagnostic, reset, POST, and
auto recovery functions; monitoring temperature, voltage, and fan speed; alerts
generated when thresholds are exceeded (refer to the Limitations section for
restrictions)
Information LED panel giving visual indications of system well-being
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Light path diagnostics and on-board diagnostics providing an error log that can
help find a failing component, helping reduce downtime and service costs
Easy access to system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory
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CPU failure recovery in dual-socket configurations:
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Forces failed processor offline
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Automatic server reboot capability
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Generates alerts
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Continues operations with the working processor
Expandability and growth
The System x3550 M3 server contains high levels of function and storage capacity
for a 1U, 19-inch rack-drawer package. It supports customer installation of
adapters, processors, memory, and HDD options. Functions such as SVGA video,
SAS, and two Gigabit Ethernet controllers are integrated on the system board.
Features include:
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Rack-optimized design for 19-inch wide, industry-standard rack cabinets
supported in the NetBAY42 and NetBAY25
Eighteen DIMM connectors capable of support for up to 192 GB (RDIMM, or 48
GB (UDIMM) of system memory
Eight 2.5-inch slim-high, hot-swap SAS/SATA/SSD HDD bays
Internal data storage up to 8.0 TB (using eight 1 TB NL SAS/NL SATA 2.5-inch
HDDs)
Optional optical drive
Systems management
Integrated Management Module (IMM)
The System x3550 M3 includes an Integrated Management Module that provides
industry-standard Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant
systems management. The IMM comes standard, and shares one of the two onboard Ethernet ports for access. The IMM can be accessed via software that is
compatible with IPMI 2.0 (xCAT, for example).
Features and benefits:
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Monitoring:
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System voltages
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Battery voltage
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System temperatures
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Fan speed control.
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Fan tachometer monitor.
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Good Power signal monitor.
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System ID and planar version detection.
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System power and reset control.
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NMI detection (system interrupts).
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SMI detection and generation (system interrupts).
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Serial port text console redirection.
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System LED control (power, HDD, activity, alerts, and heartbeat).
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An embedded web server that gives you remote control from any standard
web browser. No additional software is required on the remote administrator's
workstation.
For users who are accustomed to a command-line interface (CLI), the ability for
the administrator to use the CLI from a Telnet session to perform some of the
functions that can be performed from the web server.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
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Built-in LAN and serial connectivity that supports virtually any network
infrastructure.
Multiple alerting functions that warn systems administrators of potential
problems through email, IPMI PETs, and SNMP.
In addition, you can purchase an optional IBM Virtual Media Key to enable the
remote presence and blue-screen capture features. You can add this key to the
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server through a connector on the planar. This key enables easy console redirection
with text and graphics, keyboard, and mouse support (operating system must
support USB) over the system management LAN connections.
With video compression now built into the adapter hardware, the adapter allows
the greater screen sizes and refresh rates that are usually in the marketplace.
This feature helps enable the user to display server activities from power-on to full
operation remotely with remote user interaction at virtually any time.
IBM Director
The System x3550 M3 server also features IBM Director, a powerful, highly
integrated, systems-management software solution built on industry standards and
designed for ease of use. Exploit your existing enterprise or workgroup-management
environments, and use rich security to access and manage physically dispersed
IT assets more efficiently over the Internet. It can help reduce costs through
potentially:
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Reduced downtime
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Increased productivity of IT personnel and end users
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Reduced service and support costs
IT administrators can view the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail,
and monitor the usage and performance of critical components such as processors,
HDDs, and memory.
IBM Director includes a portfolio of integrated server tools that work with the
systems management monitoring functions. Typical functions and monitoring
capabilities can include:
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PFA-enabled critical hardware components
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Temperature
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Voltage
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Fan speed
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Light path diagnostics
IT administrators have comprehensive, virtual on-site control of System x® servers
with the ability to remotely:
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Access the server, often regardless of its status
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Inventory and display detailed system and component information
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View server bootup during POST
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Browse and delete logs of events and errors
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Reset or power cycle the server
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Monitor and set thresholds on server health including:
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Operating system load
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POST time-out
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Voltage
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Temperature
Set proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
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Processor
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Memory
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Fans
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Voltage Regulator Module (VRM)
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Power supplies
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HDDs
Define automated actions, such as:
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Send email or page to an administrator
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Execute a command or program
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Deliver an error message to the IBM Director console
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Flash BIOS
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Monitor and graph the use of server resources, such as:
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Memory
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Processor
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HDDs
Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent downtime
IBM Director Agent integrates into leading workgroup and enterprise systems
management environments via upward integration modules (available from IBM and
third parties). Advanced management capabilities built into System x servers are
available through:
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Tivoli® Enterprise and Tivoli NetView®
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Computer Associates Unicenter TNG
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HP OpenView
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Microsoft SMS
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BMC Patrol
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NetIQ
World-class support tools and programs
The System x3550 M3 server includes a number of tools and programs designed
to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs help you
purchase servers, get them running, and keep them running over the long haul.
IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network
servers.
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IBM customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site, three-year limited warranty
with next-business-day (NBD) service (same-business-day service optionally
available) helps protect your investment if a problem occurs. This service also
includes replacement of parts identified through Predicted Failure Analysis (PFA).
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The ServerProven program lets you confidently configure your server with
various devices and operating systems. This program provides compatibility
information from actual testing of the System x3550 M3 server with various
adapters and devices.
The web-based ServerGuide includes online publications, in addition to utilities
and drivers that enable assisted loading of popular network operating systems.
Electronic support on the web provides additional support in an easy-to-use
format.
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IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and
services that are ServerProven®, including but not limited to the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered
and warranted solely by third parties.
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Standard System x3550 M3 configurations
Model
7944-12x
7944-22x
7944-32x
7944-D4x
Processor
1.60 GHz
Cache:
2.13 GHz
Cache:
2.26 GHz
Cache:
2.40 GHz
Memory
4
4
4
8
4
8
4
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
GT/s
HDD
Interface
HDD
Other
4.8
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
4.8
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
4.8
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open Bay
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7944-H4x
7944-52x
7944-54x
7944-62x
7944-J4x
7944-72x
7944-82x
7944-E4x
7944-E5x
7944-E6x
Cache:
2.26 GHz
Cache:
2.40 GHz
Cache:
2x2.40 GHz
Cache:
2.53 GHz
Cache:
2.66 GHz
Cache:
3.06 GHz
Cache:
3.46 GHz
Cache:
2.26 GHz
Cache:
2.53 GHz
Cache:
2.66 GHz
Cache:
12
4
12
4
12
8
12
4
12
4
12
4
12
4
12
6
8
6
12
12
12
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
GB
MB
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
6.4
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
6.4
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
6.4
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
4.8
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
5.86
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
6.4
SAS/SATA
2.5-in
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open Bay
hot-swap
Open Bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Open bay
hot-swap
Note: Express® models contain a SATA Multiburner drive.
Product positioning
IBM's System x3550 M3 is a 1U, dual-socket rack server for single or multiple
business critical application hosting built on innovative IBM X-Architecture
implementing Intel Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) technology. Featuring poweroptimized, high-performance Intel Xeon multicore processors and a industry-leading,
energy-efficient design with balanced functionality, the System x3550 M3 can help
reduce cost, improve service, and allow you to manage risk easily and simply.
The System x3550 M3 is suitable for large enterprise, mid-market and SMB rack
clients looking to optimize their IT budgets, and is designed for single or multiple
business-critical application hosting and virtualized, nonblade environments.
Optimized for speed
The new System x3550 M3 server models offer new levels of fast Intel Xeon
multicore processors with up to 6.4 GT/s and lower power for datacenter
environments and collaboration applications. This server is uniquely optimized for
better application computing with a highly functional chipset and 18 DIMM slots for a
maximum of 192 GB of DDR3 RDIMM memory or 48 GB of DDR3 UDIMM memory.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology is one of the many exciting new features that Intel has
built into latest-generation Intel microarchitecture. It automatically allows processor
cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it is operating below power,
current, and temperature specification limits.
Innovation comes standard
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Boost application efficiency with snoop filters that free up cache and improve
processor performance.
Supercharged TOE optimizes system performance by offloading protocol
processing.
A drop-down light path diagnostics panel improves in-rack manageability and
allows easy problem identification.
Ultimate fault tolerant protection
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Memory mirroring feature enables you to increase memory reliability.
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Integrated SAS controller with RAID-0, -1, and -10 on hot-swap SAS models
helps safeguard your data at no additional cost.
Simple-swap SATA models support JBOD (Just A Bunch of Disks) and major
distributions of Linux operating systems.
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Target applications
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Database
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Email collaboration
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File/print
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Virtualization
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Linux clustering
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Scientific and technical computing
These powerful servers also meet traditional enterprise network server
requirements, but with an added benefit of requiring less space.
Product number
GAV Models
Description
Machine
Model
Part Number
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
12V
12A
12B
12E
12J
12K
12M
12Q
12R
794412V
794412A
794412B
794412E
794412J
794412K
794412M
794412Q
794412R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
22V
22A
22B
22E
22J
22K
22M
22Q
22R
794422V
794422A
794422B
794422E
794422J
794422K
794422M
794422Q
794422R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
32V
32A
32B
32E
32J
32M
32K
32Q
32R
794432V
794432A
794432B
794432E
794432J
794432M
794432K
794432Q
794432R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
D4V
D4A
D4B
D4E
D4J
D4M
D4K
D4Q
D4R
7944D4V
7944D4A
7944D4B
7944D4E
7944D4J
7944D4M
7944D4K
7944D4Q
7944D4R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
H4V
H4A
H4B
H4E
H4J
H4M
H4K
H4Q
7944H4V
7944H4A
7944H4B
7944H4E
7944H4J
7944H4M
7944H4K
7944H4Q
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7944
H4R
7944H4R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
52V
52A
52B
52E
52J
52M
52K
52Q
52R
794452V
794452A
794452B
794452E
794452J
794452M
794452K
794452Q
794452R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
54V
54A
54B
54E
54J
54M
54K
54Q
54R
794454V
794454A
794454B
794454E
794454J
794454M
794454K
794454Q
794454R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
62V
62A
62B
62E
62J
62M
62K
62Q
62R
794462V
794462A
794462B
794462E
794462J
794462M
794462K
794462Q
794462R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
J4V
J4A
J4B
J4E
J4J
J4M
J4K
J4Q
J4R
7944J4V
7944J4A
7944J4B
7944J4E
7944J4J
7944J4M
7944J4K
7944J4Q
7944J4R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
72V
72A
72B
72E
72J
72M
72K
72Q
72R
794472V
794472A
794472B
794472E
794472J
794472M
794472K
794472Q
794472R
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
7944
82V
82A
82B
82E
82J
82M
82K
82Q
82R
794482V
794482A
794482B
794482E
794482J
794482M
794482K
794482Q
794482R
xxA = Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei,
Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia
xxB = Hong Kong
xxE = Japan
xxJ = Japan
xxM = Australia, New Zealand
xxQ = India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
xxK = Korea
xxR = Korea
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xxV = Taiwan
MTM Models
Description
Machine
Model
Part Number
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
12C
12N
794412C
794412N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
22C
22N
794422C
794422N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
32C
32N
794432C
794432N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
D4C
D4N
7944D4C
7944D4N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
H4C
H4N
7944H4C
7944H4N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
52C
52N
794452C
794452N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
54C
54N
794454C
794454N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
62C
62N
794462C
794462N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
J4C
J4N
7944J4C
7944J4N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
72C
72N
794472C
794472N
IBM System x3550 M3
7944
7944
82C
82N
794482C
794482N
xxC = People's Republic of China
xxN = People's Republic of China
Starting Point Models
Description
Machine
System x3550 M3
System x3550 M3
Model
7944
7944
FT3
FT4
Part Number
7944FT3
7944FT4
Options
Option
Number
81Y6547
81Y6548
81Y6549
81Y6550
81Y6551
81Y6552
81Y6553
81Y6554
81Y6555
81Y6556
Description
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Intel Xeon
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
Processor
E5645
E5603
E5606
E5607
X5647
E5649
X5672
X5675
X5687
X5690
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6C
4C
4C
4C
4C
6C
4C
6C
4C
6C
2.40GHz
1.60GHz
2.13GHz
2.26GHz
2.93GHz
2.53GHz
3.20GHz
3.06GHz
3.60GHz
3.46GHz
12MB Cache 1333MHz 80W
4MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
8MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
8MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
12MB Cache 1066MHz 130w
12MB Cache 1333MHz 80W
12MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
12MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
12MB Cache 1333MHz 130W
12MB Cache 1333MHz 130W
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Pseudo Options
Note: The following Pseudo parts numbers cannot be ordered as stand-alone parts
and can only be ordered as part of a configuration.
Part
Number
Description
81Y6726
49Y1513
81Y6716
81Y6717
81Y6718
81Y6719
81Y6720
81Y6721
81Y6722
81Y6723
81Y6724
81Y6725
IBM Ball Bearing Slides kit
2GB (1x2GB, 1Rx8, 1.35V) PC3L-10600 ECC DDR3 1333MHz LP UDIMM
Intel Xeon Processor E5645 6C 2.40GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 80W
Intel Xeon Processor E5603 4C 1.60GHz 4MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
Intel Xeon Processor E5606 4C 2.13GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
Intel Xeon Processor E5607 4C 2.26GHz 8MB Cache 1066MHz 80W
Intel Xeon Processor X5647 4C 2.93GHz 12MB Cache 1066MHz 130w
Intel Xeon Processor E5649 6C 2.53GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 80W
Intel Xeon Processor X5672 4C 3.20GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
Intel Xeon Processor X5675 6C 3.06GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 95W
Intel Xeon Processor X5687 4C 3.60GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 130W
Intel Xeon Processor X5690 6C 3.46GHz 12MB Cache 1333MHz 130W
Publications
The following publications and CD-ROMs are shipped with the System x3550 M3
server.
•
•
•
System x3550 M3 Installation and User's Guide contains an introduction to
the computer, installation and setup, installing options, reference information,
and problem determination. The installation guide has easy-to-use text and
illustrations to enable you to quickly set up your System x3550 M3 server.
ServerGuide contains online publications and drivers to support the System
x3550 M3 server. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities to help you
install the system using CDs of several popular network operating systems.
IBM Director systems management software is included.
Note: Software versions, features, and functions shipped with these systems may
change as new releases become available or may be discontinued at any time.
The System x3550 M3 Installation and User's Guide and Problem Determination and
Service Guide (PDSG), in U.S. English versions, are available from
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/
Under Product Support, select System x, and under Popular links, select Publications
lookup. Select the Product family and click on continue.
Services
Global Technology Services
IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications,
and other technology management.
These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT
infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your highspeed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an
array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many
non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.
For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit
http://www.ibm.com/services/
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For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your
IBM representative or visit
http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity
For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit
http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html
Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
Technical information
Specified operating environment
Physical specifications
7944-12x
7944-22x
Processor
Xeon E5603
Cores
4
Internal speed
1.60 GHz
External speed
4.8 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
4 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
4 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
1 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
BR10il
HDD
Open bay 2.5-in
Total drive bays
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
5
Internal capacity
8.0 TB
Bays available
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
6
Total slots
2
x16 PCI-E slot
0-2
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
0-2
Slots available
2
Management proc.
Standard
Ethernet controller
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optical (SATA)
Optional
Diskette drive
0
Power supply
460 W
Number standard
1
Hot-swap
Yes
Redundant power
Optional
Auto restart
Yes
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Xeon
4
2.13
4.8
1
2
8 MB
4 GB
E5606
GHz
GT/s
ECC
1 x 4 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M1015
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
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7944-32x
7944-D4x
Processor
Xeon E5607
Cores
4
Internal speed
2.26 GHz
External speed
4.8 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
8 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
4 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
1 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
M1015
HDD
Open bay 2.5-in
Total drive bays
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
5
Internal capacity
8.0 TB
Bays available
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
6
Total slots
2
x16 PCI-E slot
0-2
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
0-2
Slots available
2
Management proc.
Standard
Ethernet controller
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optical (SATA)
Optional
Diskette drive
0
Power supply
460 W
Number standard
1
Hot-swap
Yes
Redundant power
Optional
Auto restart
Yes
7944-H4x
1 x 4 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M1015
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
7944-52x
Processor
Xeon L5640
Cores
6
Internal speed
2.26 GHz
External speed
5.86 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
12 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
4 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
1 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
M5015 + Battery
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Xeon E5620
4
2.40 GHz
5.86 GT/s
1
2
12 MB
4 GB ECC
Xeon E5645
6
2.40 GHz
5.86 GT/s
1
2
12 MB
4 GB ECC
1 x 4 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M5014
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HDD
Total drive bays
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Internal capacity
Bays available
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Total slots
x16 PCI-E slot
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
Slots available
Management proc.
Ethernet controller
Optical (SATA)
Diskette drive
Power supply
Number standard
Hot-swap
Redundant power
Auto restart
Open bay 2.5-in
Open bay 2.5-in
4
4
0
0
4
4
4
4
5
5
8.0 TB
8.0 TB
4
4
0
0
4
4
4
4
6
6
2
2
0-2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
7944-54x
7944-62x
Processor
Xeon E5645
Cores
6
Internal speed
2.40 GHz
External speed
5.86 GT/s
Number standard
2
Maximum
2
Cache
12 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
8 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
2 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
M5014
HDD
Open bay 2.5-in
Total drive bays
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
5
Internal capacity
8.0 TB
Bays available
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
6
Total slots
2
x16 PCI-E slot
0-2
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
0-2
Slots available
2
Management proc.
Standard
Ethernet controller
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optical (SATA)
Optional
Diskette drive
0
Power supply
675 W
Number standard
2
Hot-swap
Yes
Redundant power
Yes
Auto restart
Yes
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0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
Xeon E5649
6
2.53 GHz
5.86 GT/s
1
2
12 MB
4 GB ECC
1 x 4 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M5014
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
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7944-J4x
7944-72x
Processor
Xeon X5650
Cores
6
Internal speed
2.66 GHz
External speed
6.4 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
12 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
4 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
1 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
M5015 + Battery
HDD
Open bay 2.5-in
Total drive bays
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
5
Internal capacity
8.0 TB
Bays available
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
6
Total slots
2
x16 PCI-E slot
0-2
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
0-2
Slots available
2
Management proc.
Standard
Ethernet controller
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optical (SATA)
Optional
Diskette drive
0
Power supply
675 W
Number standard
1
Hot-swap
Yes
Redundant power
Optional
Auto restart
Yes
Xeon X5675
6
3.06 GHz
6.4 GT/s
1
2
12 MB
4 GB ECC
1 x 4 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M5015 + Battery
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
675 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
7944-82x
Processor
Xeon X5690
Cores
6
Internal speed
3.46 GHz
External speed
6.4 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
12 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
4 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
1 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
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ServeRAID
HDD
Total drive bays
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Internal capacity
Bays available
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Total slots
x16 PCI-E slot
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
Slots available
Management proc.
Ethernet controller
Optical (SATA)
Diskette drive
Power supply
Number standard
Hot-swap
Redundant power
Auto restart
M5015 + Battery
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optional
0
675 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
7944-E4x
Processor
Cores
Internal speed
External speed
Number standard
Maximum
Cache
Memory(SDRAM)
(2 Gb 1Rx8, 1.35V)
DIMMs
DIMM sockets
Address capability
Video
Memory
HDD controller
Channels
Connector internal
Connector external
ServeRAID
HDD
Total drive bays
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Internal capacity
Bays available
3.5-in slim
2.5-in slim
Hot-swap
Total slots
x16 PCI-E slot
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
Slots available
Management proc.
Ethernet controller
Optical (SATA)
Diskette drive
Power supply
Number standard
Hot-swap
Redundant power
Auto restart
Xeon
4
2.26
4.8
1
2
8 MB
6 GB
7944-E5x
E5607
Xeon E5649
6
2.53 GHz
5.86 GT/s
1
2
12 MB
6 GB ECC
GHz
GT/s
ECC
3 x 2 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M1015
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
3 x 2 GB
18
192 GB
SVGA
16 MB
SAS/SATA
8
2
0
M1015
Open bay 2.5-in
4
0
4
4
5
8.0 TB
4
0
4
4
6
2
0-2
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Multiburner
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
0-2
2
Standard
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Multiburner
0
460 W
1
Yes
Optional
Yes
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7944-E6x
Processor
Xeon X5650
Cores
6
Internal speed
2.66 GHz
External speed
6.4 GT/s
Number standard
1
Maximum
2
Cache
12 MB
Memory(SDRAM)
12 GB ECC
(2 Gb 1Rx4, 1.35V ChipKill)
DIMMs
3 x 4 GB
DIMM sockets
18
Address capability
192 GB
Video
SVGA
Memory
16 MB
HDD controller
SAS/SATA
Channels
8
Connector internal
2
Connector external
0
ServeRAID
M1015
HDD
Open bay 2.5-in
Total drive bays
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
5
Internal capacity
8.0 TB
Bays available
4
3.5-in slim
0
2.5-in slim
4
Hot-swap
4
6
Total slots
2
x16 PCI-E slot
0-2
or
64bit 133 MHz-PCI-X
0-2
Slots available
2
Management proc.
Standard
Ethernet controller
2x10/100/1k Mbps
Optical (SATA)
Multiburner
Diskette drive
0
Power supply
675 W
Number standard
2
Hot-swap
Yes
Redundant power
Yes
Auto restart
Yes
Capacities are based on installation of eight 2.5-inch 1 TB HS NL SAS or NL SATA
HDDs and upgrade kit (when available). For the latest information on supported
HDD options, visit
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Two Express Gen2 x16 slots (one full height, half length and one low profile); both
slots are convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 MHz (full height, half
length).
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Video subsystem
•
SVGA compatible video controller (Matrox G200eV)
•
Integrated on Integrated Management Module (IMM)
•
Integrated on planar and connected to the PCI bus
•
•
Two analog video ports (one front, one rear) that can be connected at the same
time
One DVI (Digital Video Interface) is not used
•
Avocent Digital Video Compression (with Virtual Media Key option)
•
DDR2-250 MHz SDRAM video memory controller (video memory is not
expandable)
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Supported video mode capabilities for the SVGA PCI controller with a 200 MHz
memory clock:
Microsoft Windows 2008 or Windows 2003 (32- and 64-bit) and
Linux (all distributions)
Resolution
640
640
640
800
800
800
1024
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
8
16
32
8
16
32
8
256
64K
16M
256
64K
16M
256
1024 x 768 x 16
64K
1024
1280
1280
1280
16M
256
64K
16M
x
x
x
x
480
480
480
600
600
600
768
Colors
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
768 x 32
1024 x 8
1024 x 16
1024 x 32
Refresh
Rate (Hz)
60, 72, 75,
60, 72, 75,
60, 72, 75,
60, 70, 72,
60, 70, 72,
60, 70, 72,
60, 70, 72,
160, 200
60, 70, 72,
160, 200
60, 70, 72,
60, 72, 75
60, 72, 75
60, 72, 75
85,
85,
85,
75,
75,
75,
75,
90,
90,
90,
85,
85,
85,
85,
100, 120, 160, 200
100, 120, 160, 200
100, 120, 160, 200
90, 100, 120, 160, 200
90, 100, 120, 160, 200
90, 100, 120, 160
90, 100, 120, 140, 150,
75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 140, 150,
75, 85, 90, 100
Note: Some modes are not supported by all monitors.
Dimensions
•
Width: 440 mm (17.3 in)
•
Depth: 711 mm (28.0 in)
•
Height: 43 mm (1.7 in)
•
Weight:
–
Minimum configuration 12.7 kg (28 lb)
–
Maximum configuration 15.9 kg (35.1 lb)
Electrical
•
100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 7.8 A
•
200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 3.8 A
•
Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
•
•
–
Minimum configuration: 0.12 kVA
–
Maximum configuration: 0.78 kVA
Btu output:
–
Minimum configuration: 307 Btu/hr (90 watts)
–
Maximum configuration: 2660 Btu/hr (780 watts)
Acoustical noise level emission level: Sound power levels
–
6.1 bels (idling)
–
6.1 bels (operating)
Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power
level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements made in
accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.
System x3550 M3 servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are
tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.
Standards
These systems support or comply with the following standards:
•
Multi Processor Specification (MPS) 1.4
•
Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification 2.3
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•
PCI-X specification V1.0a
•
Hardware-enabled to meet the International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) 9241, Part 3
Equipment approvals and safety
•
Japan VCCI, Class A
•
Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006, Class A
•
IEC-60950-1:2001 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
•
Taiwan BSMI CNS 13438, Class A; CNS 14336
•
China CCC (4943-2001), GB 9254-2008 Class A, GB 17625.1:2003
•
Korea KN22, Class A; KN24
Operating environment
Air temperature:
•
•
Server on: 10° C to 35° C (50.0° F to 95.0° F); altitude: 0 to 914.4 m (3,000
ft). Decrease system temperature by 0.75° C for every 1,000-foot increase in
altitude.
Server off: 5° C to 45° C (41.0° F to 113° F).
•
Shipment: -40° C to +60° C (-40° F to 140° F).
Humidity:
•
-Server on: 20% to 80% , Max. Dew Point 21° C, Max. rate of change 5° C/hr.
•
Server off: 8% to 80%, Max. Dew Point 27° C.
Japan energy saving standard
Energy value tables - System x3550 M3
Machine
Type/
Model
7944-12X
7944-22X
7944-32X
7944-D4X
7944-H4X
7944-52X
7944-54X
7944-62X
7944-J4X
7944-72X
7944-82X
7944-E4X
7944-E5X
7944-E6X
Category
2005/07/11
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
F/c/J
Power
(Watts)
Consumption
122
134
127
132
127
128
171
129
128
133
136
127
129
128
CTP
MTOPS
53072
68553
72349
76743
113850
118650
237300
125176
131850
146881
160939
72349
125176
131850
Energy
Consumption
Efficiency
0.002299
0.001955
0.001755
0.001720
0.001116
0.001079
0.000721
0.001031
0.000971
0.000905
0.000845
0.001755
0.001031
0.000971
Input (Hz)
Frequency
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Hardware requirements
For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:
•
USB keyboard
•
USB mouse
•
HDD
•
Display
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Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or
all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program
information for specific hardware configuration requirements.
For service, the server requires a compatible:
•
USB keyboard
•
USB mouse
•
HDD
•
Display
When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your
server either directly or indirectly via a console.
Software requirements
The following software products have been tested by IBM and software publishers in
the latest available versions, and where appropriate, are or will soon be certified by
the publisher to be compatible with the System x3550 M3.
Operating systems
•
•
Microsoft
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Windows Server 2008 (Std, Enterprise) 64-bit
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Windows Server 2003 (Std, Enterprise) 64-bit
Linux
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SLES 11 32-bit, Linux 4 AS for x86
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SLES 11 64-bit, Linux 4 ES for x86
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SLES 11 64-bit with Xen Support,64 and Intel EM64T
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RHEL 6 Server Edition 64-bit and 32-bit
Note: For information on additional support, certification, version information, or
network operating systems, visit
http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Compatibility
The System x3550 M3 server contains licensed system programs that include
set configuration, set features, and test programs. System UEFI is loaded from a
"flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces
designed to support the standard features of the System x3550 M3 server and to
maintain compatibility with many current software programs.
For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and
network operating systems supported with xSeries® servers, visit
http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/
Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales
Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for xSeries
servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are
announced that support these servers.
Limitations
•
The System x3550 M3 server contains a single, configurable serial port. It can
be configured to be operating-system-controlled, service-processor-controlled,
or shared between the two. You can set the configuration by altering the BIOS.
The default configuration from the factory is in the shared position. In the shared
position, the service processor controls the port until the operating system
is running, then the operating system takes control. The service processor
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•
•
•
•
can regain control of the port for user-configured dial-out situations or if the
operating system is not available, but operating system control cannot be
reestablished without resetting the server.
System x3550 M3 servers can address a maximum of 192 GB (RDIMM), or 48
GB (UDIMM) of system memory. All supported system memory is addressable
through direct memory access. The System x3550 M3 server supports 2 GB,
4 GB and 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMM memory. Refer to the Planning
information section for supported memory options.
To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3550 M3 server requires
a rack with a perforated door, such as the NetBAY42 SR or NetBAY25 SR. An
alternative is to remove the front door of rack cabinets where the door panel is of
solid construction.
Microprocessor upgrades must be of the same Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) link
speed, Integrated Memory Controller frequency, core frequency, power segment,
internal cache size and type. Mixing processors of different stepping levels but
same model (as per CPUID instruction) is supported. Mixing microprocessors of
different QPI, core speed, cache size, core quantity and power segment is not
supported.
Use the version of ServerGuide that is shipped with the system, or a later
version, to load software and drivers. Earlier versions of ServerGuide may not be
compatible with the server.
Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.
Planning information
Customer responsibilities
System x3550 M3 and related options
The System x3550 M3 server and related options are designated as customer setup.
Customer setup instructions are shipped with system and options.
Configuration information
Bay configuration
The System x3550 M3 server supports up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs. All
models are open bay models.
System x3550 M3 hot-swap models contain a DASD backplane supporting up to four
hot-swap, SAS compliant drive bays. An additional DASD backplane option can be
selected to support up to eight hot-swap, SAS compliant drive bays. The backplane
is connected to the internal connector of the integrated SAS controller through a
SAS cable.
Rack installations
System x3550 M3 1U rack-drawer models are designed to be installed in a 19inch rack cabinet designed for 711.1 mm (28 in) deep devices, such as the
NetBAY42U ER and NetBAY42U SR. Installation into some of the older Netfinity®
racks (9306900, 9306910, 9306200) will require a rack extension kit for proper
cable bend radius and cooling.
If a System x3550 M3 server is mounted in a non-IBM rack, the rack must satisfy
the following specifications:
•
•
•
•
The rack must meet EIA-310-D standards for mounting flanges and hole
locations.
The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be 635 - 788 mm (25 31 in) if not using a cable management arm.
The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be 716 - 744 mm (28 29 in) if using a cable management arm.
The thickness of the mounting flanges must be 1.9 - 3.3 mm (0.08 and 0.13 in).
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The mounting flanges must have either 7.1 mm (0.28 in) diameter holes or 9.6
mm (0.38 in) square holes on the standard EIA hole spacing.
The rack must have a minimum depth of 50 mm (1.97 in) between the front
mounting flange and inside of the front door for appropriate cooling.
The rack must have a minimum depth of 166 mm (6.53 in) between the rear
mounting flange and inside of the rear door to install the server and provide
cable management space.
The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between the front and rear
mounting flanges must be 467 mm (18.2 in) to accommodate the width of the
server and the slide mounting brackets.
The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between each door and the
mounting flanges must be 484 mm (19.1 in) to accommodate the slide mounting
brackets.
The rack must include perforated front and rear doors and must not prevent the
flow of cool air into or out of the rack.
The weight-handling capacity of the rack must be able to support the maximum
rack configuration, including all servers, external cables, power distribution units,
and so on.
The rack must provide proper stabilization so that the rack does not become
unstable when servers are pulled out for service.
Processor options
The System x3550 M3 server is an Intel Xeon processor system that supports
internal processing speeds of up to 3.60 GHz and processing operations to memory
up to 1333 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 12 MB advanced transfer L2
cache. It contains an integrated, full-speed 12 MB advanced transfer L2 cache.
This dual-socket system supports a second processor with the same Quick Path
Interconnect (QPI) link speed, Integrated Memory Controller frequency, core
frequency, power segment, internal cache size and type of processor as the first.
Power considerations
The System x3550 M3 server includes a standard 675-watt power supply. This
power supply is capable of providing sufficient power to run the server fully
configured with supported devices.
Supported power options
The following power options are supported:
•
675 W redundant power supply (46M1075)
Cable orders
The dual 10/100/1000 Mbps, full-duplex, Ethernet PCI controllers, standard with the
System x3550 M3 server, are connected directly to independent RJ-45 connectors.
The RJ-45 connectors provide a 10/100/1000 Base-T interface (either at half- or
full-duplex) for connecting twisted-pair cable to the Ethernet network. Cabling
is not included with the server. To connect the Ethernet controller to a repeater
or switch, use a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100 Mbps, or
higher, Category 5e, or better, cabling must be used.
There are no additional cabling requirements, other than for system power,
keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections.
Installability
The System x3550 M3 server requires about 30 minutes for installation. Installation
includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is
required to install an operating system, additional adapters, or features.
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Packaging
One box
•
System unit carton: System unit
•
Country kit carton
–
System x3550 M3 Installation Guide
–
Rack Installation Guide
–
ServerRAID Support Package
The System x3550 M3 server is shipped in a single package. The country kit carton
is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton.
Processor upgrade options
•
Intel Xeon processor
•
Safety instructions and warranty
Supplies
None
Security, auditability, and control
Security and auditability features include:
•
•
•
•
Power-on and privileged-access password functions provide controls of who has
access to the data and server setup program on the server.
A set unattended boot mode allows the system keyboard to be locked to all
entries except the password and at the same time allows other computers on the
network to access the system disk drive.
A selectable boot sequence can be used to prevent unauthorized installation of
software or removal of data from the diskette drive.
Integrated Winbond Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 1.2
(WPCT201BA0WG) security chip performs cryptographic functions and stores
private and public security keys. It provides the hardware support for the Trusted
Computing Group (TCG) specification. Users can download the software to
support the TCG specification when the software is available. The TPM firmware
can be upgraded in the field.
These servers are intended to be installed and secured in a rack. It is a client's
responsibility to ensure that the server and rack installation are secure to prevent
sensitive data from being removed.
The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security
features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems
and communications facilities.
Terms and conditions
To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or
IBM.
Warranty period
•
Three years
•
Optional features - One year
An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is
subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM
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part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the
remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or
feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature
is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified
otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part
or feature is the same as the machine it is installed.
The following has been designated as a consumable or supply item and is, therefore,
not covered by this warranty:
•
Battery (RAID)
Warranty service
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of
warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your
problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain
machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote
problem determination, and resolution with IBM. You must follow the problem
determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem
determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service
will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy,
and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not
guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all
worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service
area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and
location-specific information.
The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse,
speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.
Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service
IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and
replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from
IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1
(mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified
in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your
request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU
yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of
warranty service designated for your Machine.
Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery.
IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective
CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a
container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the
replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your
receipt of the replacement.
The following parts or features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:
•
Battery
•
Blank filler
•
Cable-management arm
•
Hard disk drive
•
Hot-swap fan
•
Hot-swap power supply
•
Lift handle kit
•
Memory DIMM
•
Memory expansion card
•
Optical drive
•
PCI adapter
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•
PCI divider
•
Power cord
•
Service label
•
Service processor
•
System label
•
Top cover
•
Voltage regulator module
On-site Service
At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU service or IBM or your reseller will repair
the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site
Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays,
NBD response. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and
reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for
the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries
have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations
where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is
used.
International Warranty Service
International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.
The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country
may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was
purchased.
Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service
type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing
country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the
machine was purchased.
To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where
service is available, visit
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/
warrantyform?brandind=5000008
For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement AA01-3100, dated
September 28, 2001.
Licensing
Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of
the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.
IBM hourly service rate classification
One
Field-installable features
Yes
Model conversions
No
Machine installation
Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the
instructions IBM provides with the machine.
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Graduated program license charges apply
No
Licensed Machine Code
IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for
which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License
Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with
its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the
customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or
visiting
http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/
machine_code.html
IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine
Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support
website
http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/
If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved
through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for
downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies.
If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code
changes; however, you may be charged for that service.
Educational allowance
None
Prices
For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.
IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to
assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition,
including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers
or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large
enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local
IBM Global Financing organization or visit
http://www.ibm.com/financing
IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United
States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial
and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing
terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other
restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or
withdrawal without notice.
Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget
and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our endto-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current,
reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment
decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.
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AP distribution
Country/Region
AP IOT
ASEAN*
India/South Asia**
Australia
People's Republic of China
Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC
Macao S.A.R of the PRC
Taiwan
Korea
New Zealand
Japan IOT
Japan
Announced
Date
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
February
15,
15,
15,
15,
15,
15,
15,
15,
15,
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
Yes
February 16, 2011
*
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan
Trademarks
Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in
the United States and other countries.
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, ServerGuide and Chipkill are
trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
IBM, X-Architecture, Predictive Failure Analysis, Wake on LAN, System x, Tivoli,
NetView, ServerProven, Express, xSeries and Netfinity are registered trademarks of
IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other
countries, or both.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of
others.
Terms of use
IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country
can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions,
and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this
announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for
your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not
necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your
country. Additional terms of use are located at
http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/
For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM
representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/
Corrections
(Corrected on March 1, 2011)
IBM System x3550 M3 image modified.
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(Corrected on February 25, 2011)
Product name corrected throughout the announcement. Physical specifications
section revised.
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