A leading-edge, rack-dense, 1U dual-socket HPC server
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Extreme high-performance computing in only 1U
[Suggested Uses: Petroleum/Petrochemical, Financial, Life Sciences, Academia/Government
research, and Digital Media organizations that require an HPC server.]
You need high performance and large memory addressability-all while minimizing costs and
saving space. The dual-socket IBM
quad- and dual-core Intel
front-side bus (FSB), 64-bit extensions (EM64T), and either 6MB (dual-core) or 12MB (quad-
core) of L2 cache, to provide you with all the computing power you need. In addition, the x3450
uses industry-standard fully buffered 667MHz or fully buffered 800MHz memory with Chipkill
ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) protection-for high performance and reliability. For even
higher levels of availability, the x3450 also offers selectable online hot-spare memory standard.
Dual integrated high-speed Gigabit Ethernet controllers with IOAT (I/O Acceleration
Technology) support are standard, as is a high-performance adapter slot (PCIe x16 Gen 2).
All models offer impressive scalability, including dual-processor support, up to 64GB of memory
and high-performance hard disk drives with an internal storage capacity of 1.5TB (two 3.5-inch
simple-swap Serial ATA II). The dense 1U form factor allows you to increase your computing
power and spread your workload without outgrowing your current data center. Up to 42 of these
1U servers can be installed in a single 42U rack, for a total of up to 84 processors (and up to 336
processor cores), offering tremendous deployment flexibility.
Standard in the x3450 is an integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) that enables
the user to manage and control the server easily-both locally and remotely. This high level of
manageability is designed to keep costs down and the system up-even when network usage
increases. These advanced features help maximize network availability by increasing uptime, as
do simple-swap SATA HDDs; temperature-controlled fans; and IPMI 2.0 support, including
highly secure remote power control and Serial over
If you need highly manageable, extreme high-performance computing power in a dual-
socket/multi-core rack-dense package, the x3450 is the ideal system.
The x3450 offers numerous features to boost performance and reduce product and operating
Up to two quad- or dual-core Xeon processors, high-end 1600MHz front side bus and
6MB or 12MB (processor-specific) of integrated Level 2 cache per processor, offer
tremendous performance capable of tackling the toughest jobs. 64-bit extensions provide
the flexibility to run 32-bit and 64-bit applications concurrently.
Energy-efficient processors draw less energy and produce less waste heat than high-
voltage processors, thus helping to reduce data center energy costs. Some of the quad-
core Xeon processors use only 80W. This is only 20W per core, vs. 32.5W per core for
65W dual-core processors.
Ultra-fast fully buffered 667MHz PC2-5300 DDR II or 800MHz AMB+ PC2-6400 DDR II
ECC memory with Chipkill protection provides speed and high availability.
One high-speed PCIe adapter slot offers investment protection by supporting high-
performance adapters, such as 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand cards, which
won't run in older 33MHz and 66MHz conventional PCI slots.
Up to two 3.5-inch simple-swap enterprise-class Serial ATA II (SATA II) drives offer
performance nearly equal to that of Ultra320 SCSI (300MBps half-duplex vs. 320MBps
half-duplex, respectively), and with lower latency.
The integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers with IPMI 2.0 support provide high-speed
The I/O Acceleration Technology (IOAT) feature offers higher performance for TCP/IP
IBM System x3450
System x3450 meets that challenge. It supports the latest
processors, designed with up to a leading-edge 1600MHz