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Some machines are designed with a power management
capability to provide customers with the maximum uptime possible
for their systems. In extended thermal conditions, rather than
shutdown completely, or fail, these machines automatically reduce
the processor frequency to maintain acceptable thermal levels.
MB, GB and TB = 1,000,000, 1,000,000,000 and
1,000,000,000,000 bytes, respectively, when referring to storage
capacity. Accessible capacity is less; up to 3GB is used in service
partition. Actual storage capacity will vary based upon many
factors and may be less than stated.
Performance is in Internal Throughput Rate (ITR) ratio based on
measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in
a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will
experience will depend on considerations such as the amount of
multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration,
the storage configuration and the workload processed. Therefore,
no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve
throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios
stated here.
Maximum internal hard disk and memory capacities may require
the replacement of any standard hard drives and/or memory and
the population of all hard disk bays and memory slots with the
largest currently supported drives available. When referring to
variable speed CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and DVDs, actual
playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum