IBM eServer BladeCenter HX5 manual

IBM eServer BladeCenter HX5
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  • Optimized for virtualization and database applications with maximum memory and compute capacity in a blade Please see the Legal Information section for important notices and information.

    Product Guide

    April 2011

    IBM BladeCenter HX5

    Product Overview
    Product Overview 1
    Selling Features 2
    Key Features 6
    Key Options 15
    HX5 Images 17
    HX5 Specifications 20
    The Bottom Line 21
    Server Comparison 22
    For More Information 23
    Legal Information 23
    Scalable 2-to-4-socket blade server optimized for virtualization/
    consolidation, database, and ERP
    Suggested uses: Front-end and mid-tier applications requiring high performance (CPU, memory
    or I/O), enterprise-class availability, and extreme flexibility and power efficiency.
    has been designing and implementing chipsets under the X-Architecture
    name since 2001.
    eX5 technology represents the fifth generation of products based on the same design principle
    IBM began with in 1997: to offer Intel
    processor-based systems that are expandable,
    offer “big iron” reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, with extremely competitive
    The eX5 technology is primarily designed around three major workloads: database servers,
    server consolidation using virtualization services, and Enterprise Resource Planning (application
    and database) servers.
    If you’re using industry-standard servers to run business critical applications, the systems that run
    these applications need the type of technology designed into IBM’s eX5 technology systems. The
    eX5 chipset represents a $100M+ investment in designing a flagship offering that can harness
    the power of 4-socket-and-up 64-bit x86 (x64) Xeon processors. The eX5 family includes a
    scalable performance blade server with the ability to scale from a single-wide blade (30mm) to
    a double-wide blade (60mm).
    Maybe you’d like to start out with a 2-socket blade and possibly add sockets later, if your needs
    change. Or perhaps you need more than a 2-socket blade, but don’t want to get locked into a
    monolithic 4-socket blade—again, in case your requirements change. With IBM, you can start at
    2 sockets and grow to 4 if needed. And if you require a variety of 2- and 4-socket servers in your
    data center, you only have to qualify one server for all these workloads. This can save much time
    and effort and speed deployment. You can also save money on software licensing by virtualizing
    a 4-processor server into many VMs, rather than using multiple 2-processor servers. Huge
    amounts of memory also enable more or larger VMs, and larger databases (especially databases
    stored entirely in memory).
    Reducing an entire server into a little over .5U of rack space (i.e., up to 14 servers in 9U) does
    not mean trading away features and capabilities for smaller size. The IBM BladeCenter
    blade server offers features comparable to many 1U rack-optimized full-featured servers, and
    then some: The HX5 supports up to two of the latest high-performance 10-core, 8-core, 6-core,
    or 4-core Intel Xeon E7 family or 7500/6500 series processors. The Xeon processors are
    designed with up to 30MB of shared cache and leading-edge memory performance (up to
    1066MHz) to help provide the computing power you require to match your business needs and
    growth. The new Xeon E7-4800 and E7-2800 series processors offer up to 40% greater
    performance than the previous-generation Intel 7500/6500 series processors.
    Because business requirements change and a 2-socket server that meets those needs today
    may not meet them in the future, the HX5 was designed to be upgradeable to meet the diverse
    needs of multiple workloads. For compute-intensive workloads, it can be configured as a 2-
    wide blade server with up to 4 processors / 40 cores, 32 DIMMs (512GB), 4 PCIe cards, 16 I/O
    ports, and 4 solid-state drives (SSDs). Conversely, for memory-intensive workloads, the
    HX5 can be configured as a 2-wide server consisting of 1 blade server and 1 MAX5 memory
    expansion blade, with up to 40 DIMMs (640GB) total. IBM FlexNode partitioning allows a
    physical 4-socket configuration to be remotely reconfigured by software into two logical 2-socket
    servers, as needs change or for daily peak and off-peak workloads.
    The HX5 supports VMware vSphere Hypervisor (formerly ESXi) preloaded on a standard USB
    flash drive. It operates in a diskless configuration, offers a smaller memory footprint, extremely
    high performance, and stronger security, making getting a system up and running in a virtualized
    environment faster and easier than ever before. You can save money on software licensing by
    using the huge memory capacity to virtualize the server into many VMs, rather than using
    multiple servers. Huge amounts of memory also enable larger VMs and larger databases.
    IBM’s eX5 technology-based systems are the ideal solution for scale-up database-serving
IBM eServer BladeCenter HX5

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IBM eServer BladeCenter HX5 specifications

Brand IBM
Model eServer BladeCenter HX5
Product Server
Language English
Filetype PDF
Processor family Intel® Xeon® E7 Family
Number of processors installed 1
Processor model E7-2830
Processor manufacturer Intel
Maximum number of SMP processors 1
Processor cores 8
Processor cache 24 MB
System bus rate 6.4 GT/s
Processor socket LGA 1567 (Socket LS)
Motherboard chipset Intel® 7500
Processor boost frequency 2.4 GHz
Processor frequency 2.13 GHz
Processor cache type Smart Cache
Processor front side bus - MHz
Processor lithography 32 nm
Processor threads 16
Processor operating modes 64-bit
Stepping A2
FSB Parity
Bus type QPI
Processor codename Westmere EX
Tcase 64 °C
Maximum internal memory supported by processor 1024 GB
Memory types supported by processor DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor 800,978,1066,1333 MHz
Memory channels supported by processor Quad
ECC supported by processor
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Processor package size 49.17 x 56.47 mm
Supported instruction sets SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Processor code SLC3J
Scalability S2S
Embedded options available
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 W
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio) 16
Conflict-Free processor
Processor series Intel Xeon E7-2800
Total storage capacity 100 GB
Number of HDDs installed 0
HDD interface -
HDD size - "
Maximum storage capacity 0.4 TB
RAID support
SSD capacity 50 GB
SSD interface Serial Attached SCSI
Number of SSDs installed 2
Optical drive type
Internal memory 128 GB
Maximum internal memory 256 GB
Internal memory type DDR3-SDRAM
Memory slots 16 x DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size) 16 x 8 GB
Memory clock speed - MHz
Maximum graphics adapter memory 128 MB
Other features
Graphics adapter memory type GDDR2
Networking features 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Wake-on-LAN ready
Ethernet LAN
Ports & interfaces
PS/2 ports quantity 0
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
Serial ports quantity 0
USB 2.0 ports quantity -
Number of power supply units -
Power requirements 12.2 V DC
Power supply - W
Redundant power supply (RPS) support
Weight & dimensions
Depth 446 mm
Height 245 mm
Width 58 mm
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 10 - 35 °C
Relative humidity 8 - 80 %
Operating altitude 0 - 2133 m
Operating temperature (T-T) 50 - 95 °F
Compatible operating systems Windows Server 2008/2008 R2\r\nRed Hat Enterprise 5.7/6.2\r\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/11\r\nVMware ESX 4.1
Operating system installed -
Certification CE, GOST, IEC, CISPR, TUV-GS
Chassis type Blade
Processor special features
CPU configuration (max) 2
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 1.0
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel® Insider™
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel 64
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Processor ARK ID 53674
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