IBM System x 3690 X5 manual

IBM System x 3690 X5
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  • Ultrascalability in a 2-socket package, combined with extreme availability features and industry-leading performance Please see the Legal Information section for important notices and information.

    Product Guide

    April 2011

    IBM System x3690 X5

    Architecture Overview
    Architecture Overview 1
    Key Highlights 2
    Key Features 3
    Key Options 13
    x3690 X5 Images 14
    x3690 X5 Specs 16
    The Bottom Line 19
    Server Comparison 21
    For More Information 22
    Legal Information 22
    Outstanding performance, superior mainframe-like reliability, and
    fault-tolerant memory characteristics
    has been designing and implementing servers under the X-Architecture
    name since
    2001. eX5 technology represents the fifth generation of enterprise servers based on the same
    design principle IBM began with in 1997: to offer systems that are expandable, offer “big iron”
    reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features, with extremely competitive
    price/performance on an Intel
    processor-based system.
    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 Xeon processor-based servers for running business critical
    applications, the systems that run these applications need the type of technology designed into
    IBM’s eX5 technology systems. eX5 technology represents a $100M+ investment in designing
    a flagship offering that can harness the power of the latest 64-bit x86 (x64) Xeon processors.
    The eX5 family includes a 2U 2-socket rack-optimized chassis (x3690 X5). In addition, for
    those workloads that require the maximum available memory, the x3690 X5 support a 1U
    MAX5 memory expansion unit, which adds an additional 32 DIMM slots (up to 64 DIMMs / 2TB
    total). You can save money on software licensing by using the 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.
    The x3690 X5 offers database optimized models with eXFlash solid-state drive technology,
    pretested and ready to deploy for database workloads.
    The x3690 X5 Workload Optimized Solution for SAP In-Memory Appliance, SAP HANA
    models offer a preloaded and optimized appliance based on the two-socket x3690 X5 server
    platform. These models include two processors, 256GB of memory and choice of all eXFlash
    SSs or a combination of solid-state and hard disk drives. They are designed for use in small-to-
    midsized SAP HANA configurations. These models also include the following software: Novell
    SLES for SAP Applications operating system with three-year priority support and the IBM
    General Parallel File System (GPFS) with 3 year support. Note: SAP HANA software is
    included, but sold separately by SAP.
    The x3690 X5 offers models integrated with a hypervisor preloaded on a USB 2.0 flash key.
    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.
    IBM X-Architecture pioneered XpandOnDemand
    (“pay as you grow”) scalability, which allows
    chassis to be simply cabled together to form larger scale-up systems. This capability allows IBM
    to sell a large SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) system at entry price points. With
    XpandOnDemand, you can start small and later expand as your needs change, without
    requiring you to buy more than you need up-front or throw away parts later as you expand.
    IBM’s eX5 technology-based systems are the ideal solution for scale-up database-serving
    applications on Microsoft
    with Microsoft SQL Server
    or IBM DB2
    , as well as
    with Oracle or DB2. Database hosting demands ultimate server reliability features, and
    once installed, they tend to grow and grow, requiring ever greater levels of availability. eX5
    servers provide exactly that degree to availability.
    Another strong application area for the eX5-based systems is enterprise server consolidation
    activities workloads, including SAP and Oracle. eX5 systems can offer considerable savings
    over UNIX
    deployments, using our certified solution stacks on either Windows or Linux.. Larger
    servers need more processor, memory and I/O resources, which make maximum use of any
    applicable virtual machine software licensing fees and deliver superior system utilization levels.
    The name of the game in consolidation activities is to deploy the fewest new servers possible
    and help IT staff manage more images with the same or fewer overall people.
    The eX5 servers are designed to protect your data with high performance, high reliability, and
    high availability. They support the latest ten-, eight-, six-, and four-core Intel
    processor E7 family and 7500/6500 series processors, up to 1066MHz memory access, and up
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IBM System x 3690 X5 specifications

Brand IBM
Model System x 3690 X5
Product Server
EAN 5051045047876
Language English
Filetype PDF
Processor family Intel® Xeon® E7 Family
Number of processors installed 1
Maximum number of SMP processors 2
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 model E7-8837
Processor frequency 2.66 GHz
Processor cache type Smart Cache
Processor front side bus - MHz
Processor boost frequency 2.8 GHz
Processor lithography 32 nm
Processor threads 8
Processor operating modes 64-bit
Stepping A2
FSB Parity
Bus type QPI
Processor codename Westmere EX
Tcase 69 °C
Maximum internal memory supported by processor 4096 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
Scalability S8S
Embedded options available
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 130 W
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio) 20
Conflict-Free processor
Processor series Intel Xeon E7-8800
Processor manufacturer Intel
Total storage capacity 0 GB
Number of HDDs installed 0
HDD size 2.5 "
Number of HDDs supported 16
Maximum storage capacity 8 TB
RAID levels 5,6,50,60
RAID support
Optical drive type
Other features
Disk array controller M5015
Graphics adapter G200eV
Graphics adapter memory type GDDR2
Graphics adapter family Matrox
Internal memory 8 GB
Maximum internal memory 64 GB
Internal memory type DDR3-SDRAM
Memory slots 16 x DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size) 2 x 4 GB
Memory clock speed 1066 MHz
Maximum graphics adapter memory 16 MB
Networking features Gigabit Ethernet
Wake-on-LAN ready
LAN controller Broadcom BCM5709C
Ethernet LAN
Ports & interfaces
PS/2 ports quantity 0
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports 2
Serial ports quantity 1
USB 2.0 ports quantity 6
Expansion slots
PCI Express x4 slots 1
PCI Express x8 slots 5
PCI Express slots version 2.0
Power supply type AC/DC
Number of power supply units 1
Power supply 675 W
Redundant power supply (RPS) support
Weight & dimensions
Depth 720.2 mm
Height 44.4 mm
Width 444 mm
Weight 12800 g
Compatible operating systems Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (Standard/Web/Enterprise/Datacenter Editions) 64-bit\nWindows HPC Server 2008\nWindows 2008 Hyper-V\nWindows Server 2003, 2003 R2 (Standard/Web/Enterprise/Datacenter Editions) 32/64-bit\nRHEL 5, 6 Server 64-bit\nSLES 10, 11 64-bit\nVMware vSphere 4.0, 4.1
Operating system installed
Technical details
Sustainability certificates ENERGY STAR
Compliance industry standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Chassis type Rack (2U)
Processor special features
CPU configuration (max) 8
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 53576
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