Leadership enterprise server with significantly lower cost of ownership in a highly available and
expandable, rack-dense, 2U dual-socket server
192GB of RDIMM or 48GB of UDIMM memory supported when 16GB RDIMMs and 4GB UDIMMs are available in 2Q/2010.
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Business-critical 2U server packed with innovation
Suggested Uses: All sectors requiring highly available, energy-efficient, rack-optimized solution
for physical and virtual intensive commercial environments like eBusiness/eCommerce,
collaboration, virtualization, database, and enterprise resource planning applications.
Your challenge is to do more with less-serve more Web pages, handle more secure
connections, support more e-mail users. You need to reduce the costs of doing business and
improve the service you deliver to your customers while lowering your overall risk. The dual-
System x3650 M3 can reduce your costs with its new energy-smart design. It can
improve service with reduced operational complexity and increased management functionality. It
will lower your IT risk with the resiliency that comes from no single point of failure. And like all
IBM servers, the x3650 M3 offers you the trust that comes from the IBM global reach, service and
The x3650 M3 is a game-changing rack server that uses significantly less power than previous
generations, with unified systems management tools, leadership reliability, availability,
serviceability features and broad system flexibility, housed in a compact 2U mechanical package.
The x3650 M3 features Intel
and 2-core processors, with up to 12MB of shared L3 cache, to provide you with the computing
power you need to match your business needs and growth. The new line of Intel processors
delivers unprecedented intelligent performance with features like adaptive performance for
applications and environments, Turbo Boost Technology and Hyper-Threading Technology, and
integrated power gates and automated power management.
The x3650 M3 supports up to 18 DIMMs / 192GB
12 DIMMs / 48GB of UDIMM memory) and provides Chipkill
Correcting) protection-for high performance and reliability. For even higher levels of availability,
the x3650 M3 also offers memory mirroring. Up to 4 integrated high-speed Gigabit Ethernet
controllers are available (offering TOE (TCP Offload Engine) support on Microsoft
as are four high-performance adapter slots (PCIe x8). The x3650 M3 offers an optional
embedded hypervisor to manage your virtual workloads.
The System x3650 M3 supports up to 16 high-performance hot-swap HDDs with an internal
storage capacity of 8.0TB (2.5-inch hot-swap Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial-Attached
ATA (SATA) drives). Alternatively, up to 16 solid-state drives (SSDs) are also available to keep
power low, improve resiliency, and offer up to 800GB of storage. To address your backup needs,
up to eight HDDs or SSDs and one internal tape drive or removable disk cartridge drive can be
used. The server includes a choice of several IBM ServeRAID
broad levels of hardware-based RAID solutions. The ultra-dense 2U form factor allows
businesses to increase their computing power and spread their workload without outgrowing their
current data center. Up to 21 of these 2U servers can be installed in a single 42U rack, for a total
of up to 42 processors and 252 processor cores, offering tremendous deployment flexibility.
Standard in the x3650 M3 is the Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables the user to
manage and control the server easily-both locally and remotely. In conjunction with the IMM, the
x3650 M3 comes with a Bosch BMP085 altitude sensor (altimeter) that governs fan rotation
based on altitude, to help lower your energy consumption. The IMM offers a high level of
manageability that is designed to keep costs down and the system up-even when network
usage increases. IBM's innovative pop-out/drop-down light path diagnostics panel enables
quick servicing of the system if a problem develops. These advanced features help maximize
network availability by increasing uptime, as do hot-swap solid-state drives; hot-
swap/redundant SAS or SATA HDDs, redundant ultra-efficient power supplies and fan
modules; Active Memory
; integrated RAID; temperature-controlled fans with Calibrated
; IPMI 2.0 support, including highly secure remote power control and
IBM System x3650 M3
5600 Series 6-core and 4-core, and 5500 Series 4-core
of RDIMM 1333MHz DDR3 memory (or up to
ECC (Error Checking and
storage controllers that provide