Friday, November 23, 2007

IBM System p5 570

* Up to 16-core scalability with modular architecture and leadership POWER5+ technology

* IBM Advanced POWER™ Virtualization features increase system utilization and reduce the number of overall systems required

* Capacity on Demand features enable quick response to spikes in processing requirements

The IBM System p5 570 mid-range server is a powerful 19-inch rack mount system that can be used for database and application serving, as well as server consolidation. IBM’s modular symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) architecture means you can start with a 2-core system and easily add additional building blocks when needed for more processing power (up to 16-cores) I/O and storage capacity. The p5-570 includes IBM mainframe-inspired reliability, availability and serviceability features.

The System p5 570 server is designed to be a cost-effective, flexible server for the on demand environment. Innovative virtualization technologies and Capacity on Demand (CoD) options help increase the responsiveness of the server to variable computing demands. These features also help increase the systems utilization of processors and system components allowing businesses to meet their computing requirements with a smaller system. By combining IBM’s most advanced leading-edge technology for enterprise-class performance and flexible adaptation to changing market conditions, the p5-570 can deliver the key capabilities medium-sized companies need to survive in today’s highly competitive world.

Specifically, the System p5 570 server provides:

Common features Hardware summary

* 19-inch rack-mount packaging
* 2- to 16-core SMP design with unique building block architecture
* 64-bit 1.9 or 2.2 GHz POWER5+ processor cores
* Mainframe-inspired RAS features
* Dynamic LPAR support
* Advanced POWER Virtualization1 (option)
o IBM Micro-Partitioning™ (up to 160 micro- partitions)
o Shared processor pool
o Virtual I/O Server
o Partition Load Manager (IBM AIX 5L™ only)
* Up to 20 optional I/O drawers
* IBM HACMP™ software support for near continuous operation*
* Supported by AIX 5L (V5.2 or later) and Linux® distributions from Red Hat (RHEL AS 4 or later) and SUSE Linux (SLES 9 or later) operating systems
* System Cluster 1600 support with Cluster Systems Management software*

* 4U 19-inch rack-mount packaging
* One to four building blocks
* Two, four, eight, 12, 16 1.9 or 2.2 GHz 64-bit POWER5+ processor cores
* L2 cache: 1.9MB to 15.2MB (2- to 16-core)
* L3 cache: 36MB to 288MB (2- to 16-core)
* 1.9 GHz systems: 2GB to 256GB of 533 MHz DDR2 memory; 2.2 GHz systems: 2GB to 256GB of 533 MHz or 32GB to 512GB of 400 MHz DDR2 memory
* Six hot-plug PCI-X adapter slots per building block
* Six hot-swappable disk bays per building block provide up to 7.2TB of internal disk storage
* Optional I/O drawers may add up to an additional 139 PCI-X slots (for a maximum of 163) and 240 disk bays (72TB additional)
* Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI controller per building block (internal; RAID optional)
* One integrated 2-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet per building block
* Optional 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 4x GX adapters
* One 2-port USB per building block
* Two HMC, two system ports
* Two hot-plug media bays per building block

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