IBM eServer BladeCenter HX5 2.26GHz E7-2860 130W Blade server

BladeCenter HX5, 2 x Intel Xeon E7-2860 (24M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel QPI), 4 x 4GB DDR3 ECC, 0GB HDD, Matrox G200 16MB DDR2, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x RJ-45, 2 x SSD SATA HDD, 1 x USB 2.0, 130W, 5440g
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- Provide optimal performance for your demanding virtualization and database applications.
- Reduce qualification time by standardizing on same system for two- and four-socket server needs.
- Scale memory without adding CPUs or software licenses.
- Get faster time to value by deploying workload-optimized systems.

Maximize memory
Going beyond the industry standards with unique innovations from fifth-generation IBM® X-Architecture® technology (eX5), the new IBM BladeCenter® HX5 enables unprecedented performance and utilization in a blade form factor for database and virtualization. With enhanced MAX5 scalability, the HX5 blade offers memory capacity of up to 640 GB-in a double-wide blade. The result is optimal server utilization with more virtual machines per system and larger and faster databases.

Minimize cost
With MAX5, HX5 offers the most memory of any server in its class. Reduce software license costs by expanding memory capacity with MAX5 without purchasing additional processors.
Easy to own, manage and upgrade with pay-as-you-grow expansion, the HX5 blade server helps protect your investments over the long term. Capabilities such as advanced light path diagnostics, error handling and around-the-clock remote access management help simplify systems management and minimize downtime. Automatic node failover and QPI faildown help promote greater system uptime. In addition, an energy-smart design and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ help lower power consumption and costs.

Product features
- Built on the latest IBM X-Architecture technology with fifth-generation eX5 innovation.
- Modular design, enabling standardization on same platform for 2- and 4-socket server needs to deliver faster time to value.
- Greater memory capacity, enabling more or larger VMs per server.
- Enhanced computing capacity facilitates more transactions per minute in a blade.
- Optional memory expansion separates memory capacity from processors, enabling full utilization of license-constrained, memory-rich applications.
- High-density, high-utilization computing allows superior price performance as well as performance per watt.
- Flexible node partitioning and pay-as-you-grow expansion offer great investment protection.
- Mainframe-inspired reliability and automatic node failover for optimal system uptime.
- Remote management from a single graphical console with IBM Systems Director.

Hardware summary
- Flexible systems that can be independently scaled for processor and memory.
- Compute capacity of up to 20 processor cores in little more than .5U space.
- Up to two Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 or E7-2800 series processors. Scalable to four processors in a double-wide form factor.
- Up to 256 GB of memory with 16 VLP DDR3 DIMMs per single-wide 2-socket node; up to 512 GB in double-wide 4-socket configuration.
- Scalable MAX5 memory expansion module for up to 640 GB capacity in a double-wide form factor.
- Supports 95 W, 105 W and 130 W CPU skews in 2-socket and 4-socket configurations.
- Partition a 4-processor blade to two 2-processor blades without physical reconfiguration.
- 1 CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card and 1 CIOv slot [standard PCIe daughter card]) per 2-socket node.
- Optional embedded hypervisor.
- Support for up to two 1.8" solid-state drives per 2-socket node.
- Integrated Virtual Fabric adapter in select models.
- HX5 4-socket configuration:
- You can order an HX5 4-socket configuration via the "Build your own"section.
Manufacturer Lenovo
SKU 7873A2G
Manufacturer Part Number 7873A2G
Condition: New
Detailed Specification
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Thermal Design Power (TDP)130 W
Tcase69 °C
Supported instruction setsSSE4.1,SSE4.2
Processor threads20
Processor package size49.17
Processor operating modes64-bit
Processor lithography32 nm
Processor codenameWestmere EX
Processor codeSLC3H
Memory types supported by processorDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor800,978,1066,1333 MHz
Memory channels supported by processorQuad
Maximum internal memory supported by processor1024 GB
FSB ParityNo
Execute Disable BitYes
Embedded options availableNo
ECC supported by processorYes
Bus typeQPI
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
Processor cache24 MB
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)17
Conflict Free processorNo
Processor seriesIntel Xeon E7-2800
Processor frequency2.26 GHz
Processor boost frequency2.666 GHz
Number of processors installed2
Processor modelE7-2860
System bus rate6.4 GT/s
Processor socketLGA 1567 (Socket LS)
Processor cores10
Motherboard chipsetIntel 7500
Maximum number of SMP processors2
Processor familyIntel® Xeon® E7 Family
RAID supportYes
Number of hard drives supported2
Maximum storage capacity0.4 TB
Hard drive size1.8"
Hard drive interfaceSerial ATA
Internal memory16 GB
Memory layout (slots x size)4 x 4 GB
Memory slots16 x DIMM
Memory clock speed1333 MHz
Maximum internal memory256 GB
Internal memory typeDDR3-SDRAM
Optical drive
Optical drive typeNo
Maximum graphics adapter memory16 MB
Graphics adapter memory typeGDDR2
Graphics adapter familyMatrox
Graphics adapterG200eV
Wake-on-LAN readyYes
Networking featuresGigabit Ethernet
LAN controllerBroadcom BCM5709S
Ethernet LANYes
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports2
Compatible operating systemsWindows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (Standard/Web/Enterprise/Datacenter Editions) 32/64-bit
Windows HPC Server 2008 64-bit
RHEL 6 64-bit
RHEL 5.3 64-bit
SLES 11 64-bit
SLES 10 64-bit
VMware ESX, ESXi, vSphere Hypervisor 4.0
Operating system installedNo
Optical drive typeNo
Chassis typeBlade
Power supply typeAC/DC
Number of power supply units1
Redundant power supply (RPS) supportNo
Power supply130 W
Technical details
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Intel Rapid Storage TechnologyNo
CPU configuration (max)2
Chassis typeBlade
Compatible operating systemsWindows Server 2008, 2008 R2 (Standard/Web/Enterprise/Datacenter Editions) 32/64-bit
Windows HPC Server 2008 64-bit
RHEL 6 64-bit
RHEL 5.3 64-bit
SLES 11 64-bit
SLES 10 64-bit
VMware ESX, ESXi, vSphere Hypervisor 4.0
Operating system installedNo
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyYes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Intel® vPro™ TechnologyNo
Intel® Turbo Boost TechnologyYes
Intel Trusted Execution TechnologyYes
Intel® Quick Sync Video TechnologyNo
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)No
Intel® InTru™ 3D TechnologyNo
Intel® Insider™No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)Yes
Intel Flex Memory AccessNo
Intel Enhanced Halt StateNo
Intel Demand Based SwitchingNo
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)No
Intel Clear Video TechnologyNo
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)Yes
Intel FDI TechnologyNo
Intel Dual Display Capable TechnologyNo
Intel Fast Memory AccessNo
Processor ARK ID53570
Intel Rapid Storage TechnologyNo
CPU configuration (max)2
Weight & dimensions
Width29 mm
Weight5.44 kg
Height245 mm
Depth446 mm
Compliance industry standardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Energy Star certifiedYes
Other features
Graphics adapter memory typeGDDR2
Graphics adapter familyMatrox
Graphics adapterG200eV
CPU configuration (max)2

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