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Features new intel xeon 5500 series processors with new microarchitecture design featuring quick path interconnect (qpi) technology
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IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement
IBM System x3650 M2 server features new Intel Xeon
5500 Series processors with new microarchitecture
design featuring Quick Path Interconnect (QPI)
technology

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Power, scalability, control, and serviceability for dynamic Web-serving and On
Demand Business applications:
• Ultra-thin, high-availability, rack-optimized, 2U platform
• Powerful Intel® Xeon® 5500 series dual- or quad-core processor with new
Intel Xeon 5500 series processors with new microarchitecture design featuring
Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) technology
• 2, 4, or 8 GB of high-speed DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMM memory; sixteen
DIMM slots that support up to 128 GB maximum memory with 8 GB optional
DIMMs
• Support for up to twelve 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS or hot-swap SATA HDDs or SSDs
• Four PCI-Express x8 Gen 2 slots
- 2 x8 - Full length, full height.
- 1 x8 - Half length, full height.
- 1 x8 - Low Profile.
- 4 x8 are convertible to 2 x16 via optional risers.
- All 4 x8 slots are convertible to 2 x16 via optional risers.
• Optional support for PCI-X adapters with optional PCI-X 64-bit riser
• 675-watt, auto-ranging power supply
• Integrated systems management processor
• Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (standard) for high I/O capacity, plus two
additional GbE ports (option) with failover capability
IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169
ZG09-0169, dated March 30, 2009
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169, dated March 30, 2009 IBM System x3650 M2 server features new Intel Xeon 5500 Series processors with new microarchitecture design featuring Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) technology Table of contents At a glance...
  • Page 2: Overview

    • One serial port (16550A-compatible), four USB ports (front and rear), and two video ports (front and rear) Overview New models of the System x3650 M2 feature new Intel dual-core and quad-core processors. This 2U-high, rack-optimized server features superior power, optimized performance, and leadership virtualization and systems management for business- critical workloads built on IBM®...
  • Page 3: Key Prerequisites

    Description System x3650 M2 server The System x3650 M2 server features an Intel Xeon dual- or quad-core processor that supports internal processing speeds of up to 2.93 GHz, and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at 133 MHz. They contain integrated, full- speed 4 MB or 8 MB ECC L2 cache.
  • Page 4: Features

    • One full-duplex Broadcom 5709 Dual Gigabit Ethernet PCI controller speeding network communications to LAN clients The System x3650 M2 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: •...
  • Page 5: Expandability/Growth

    – Continues operations with the working processor Expandability and growth The System x3650 M2 server contains high levels of function and storage capacity for a 2U, 19-inch rack-drawer package. It supports customer installation of adapters, processors, memory, and HDD options. Functions such as SVGA video, SATA, and two Gigabit Ethernet controllers are integrated on the system board.
  • Page 6 IBM Director The System x3650 M2 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.
  • Page 7: Intel Xeon Processor Option

    • Define automated actions, such as: – Send e-mail or page to an administrator – Execute a command or program – Pop up an error message to the IBM Director console • Flash UEFI • Monitor and graph the use of server resources, such as: –...
  • Page 8 • Up to 3 Gb/second of performance throughput for each port • LSI 1078DE controller • Global hot spare and rebuild • Supported utilities: MegaRAID Storage Manager (MSM), IBM Director, Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA), Command Line Interface (CLI), and flash drive IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa...
  • Page 9 • IBM System x 3650 675W Hot-Swap Power Supply (US) - 46M1075 High-performance server subsystems The System x3650 M2 server expands the new server line by adding a higher level of processor power. This high-throughput, four-way multi-core network server offers excellent performance and scalability when you add memory and a second processor.
  • Page 10 – Continues operations with the working processor Expandability and growth The System x3650 M2 server packs a lot of function and storage capacity into a 2U 19-inch rack-drawer package, yet it is amazingly easy to upgrade and service. Functions such as SVGA video, SAS, and full-duplex 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet are integrated on the system board.
  • Page 11 The optional Virtual Media Key delivers advanced control and monitoring features to manage your IBM System x3650 M2 server at virtually any time, from virtually any place. The key can be added to the server through a connector on the planar.
  • Page 12 IBM Director The System x3650 M2 server features IBM Director, a powerful, highly integrated systems management software solution built on industry standards, and designed for ease of use.
  • Page 13 The software is available across IBM's new System x servers, as well as its BladeCenter® line of systems. With Active Energy Manager, the user is able to understand the actual power draw.
  • Page 14: Product Positioning

    • Electronic support on the Web offers additional support in an easy-to-use format. http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ Product positioning The new System x3650 M2 server is a part of the System x rack-optimized server line. These two-socket servers deliver Intel Xeon dual- and quad-core power and excellent server function in an ultra-thin, rack-optimized, 2U footprint.
  • Page 15: Product Number

    USB French 42C0111 50-50689-87948-5 IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard - USB German 42C0114 50-50689-87951-5 IBM Enhanced Performance Keyboard - USB Greek 42C0115 50-50689-87952-2 IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169...
  • Page 16: Publications

    The installation guide has easy-to-use text and pictorials to enable you to quickly set up the System x3650 M2 server servers. • 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 discontinued at any time.
  • Page 17: Services

    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/ 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...
  • Page 18 Internal capacity 3600 GB (with upgrade kit) Bays available 5.25 slim 3.5-in tape Hot-swap (3.5-in) Hot-swap (2.5-in) Total PCI slots PCI_E (x8) IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169...
  • Page 19 60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 140, 150, 160, 200 1024 x 768 x 16 60, 70, 72, 75, 85, 90, 100, 120, 140, 150, IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169...
  • Page 20: Power Consumption

    All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296. System x3650 M2 server are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.
  • Page 21 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES for x86 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T Novell - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for x86 IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation Hardware Announcement ZG09-0169...
  • Page 22 • System x3650 M2 servers can address a maximum of 128 GB of system memory. All supported system memory is addressable through direct memory access. The System x3650 M2 server supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and optional 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM Registered DIMMs. All supported DIMMs can coexist in the same system.
  • Page 23 • To ensure proper air flow for cooling, the System x3650 M2 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.
  • Page 24 • 44T1483 - 4GB (1x4GB) Dual Rank Power considerations The System x3650 M2 server includes a standard 675-watt hot-swap power supply. This power supply supplies sufficient power to run the server. A System x3650 M2 675-watt hot-swap power supply upgrade is optionally available to support redundancy.
  • Page 25 CD - Documentation V1.0 (installation and User Guides) CD - Director V6.1 IBM Director CD - Ethernet VT The System x3650 M2 server system is shipped as a single package. Other items are in zipped bags or boxes. Security, auditability, and control Security and auditability features include: •...
  • Page 26 8x-24x CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. Model configuration: • The System x3650 M2 server can be upgraded to eight-core processing by adding a second processor of the same type, speed, and cache size. When installing a second CPU, system performance may be optimized by installing additional memory.
  • Page 27: Ibm Electronic Services

    AP, LA, CAN, Europe considerations NLS support is provided for many of the System x3650 M2 server components in the following languages: U.S. English, Worldwide English (U.K.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The NLS support includes national language keyboard support, multi-lingual nomenclature, and translated documentation as required by the individual countries.
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29 License Agreements that are shipped with the system. 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...
  • Page 30: Pricing

    IBM provides with the machine. 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.
  • Page 31: Corrections

    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.