Lenovo System x x3550 M4 server

Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 (15M Cache, 2.60 GHz), 16GB DDR3, O/Bay 2.5in HS SATA/SAS, RAID M5110, Matrox G200eR2, 6.35 cm (2.5 ") , Multi-Burner, Gigabit Ethernet, 1U Rack, 550W
Out of stock
SKU
7914EFG
£2,142.92 £1,785.77
The IBM® System x3550 M4 server provides outstanding performance for your business-critical applications. Its energy-efficient design supports more cores, memory, and data capacity in a compact 1U package that is easy to service and manage. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

Suggested use: database, virtualization, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, HPC, and cloud applications.

Did you know?
The x3550 M4 offers a flexible, scalable design and a simple upgrade path to eight HDDs plus an optical drive at the same time, and up to 768 GB of memory. The flexible onboard Ethernet solution provides four standard integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two optional embedded 10 Gb Ethernet ports without occupying PCIe slots. Comprehensive systems management tools with the next-generation Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) make it easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features.

The x3550 M4 is a cost- and density-balanced 1U, 2-socket business-critical server, offering improved performance and pay-as-you grow flexibility along with new features that improve server management capability. The powerful system is designed for your most important business applications and cloud deployments.

Combining balanced performance and flexibility, the x3550 M4 is a great choice for small and medium businesses and up to the large enterprise. It can provide outstanding uptime to keep business-critical applications and cloud deployments running safely. Ease-of-use and comprehensive systems management tools make it easy to deploy. Outstanding RAS and high-efficiency design improves your business environment and helps save operational costs.

Scalability and performance

The x3550 M4 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

- The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family improves productivity by offering superior system performance with 8-core processors and up to 2.9 GHz core speeds, up to 20 MB of L3 cache, and up to two 8 GT/s QPI interconnect links.
- Up to two processors, 16 cores, and 32 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multithreaded applications.
- Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor TDP.
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multithreaded applications by enabling simultaneous multithreading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
- Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads.
- Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVT) significantly improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications compared to Intel Xeon 5600 series processors.
- The 24 Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) of 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 768 GB (running at 1066 MHz).
- The theoretical maximum memory bandwidth of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family is 51.6 GB/s, which is 60% more than in the previous generation of Intel Xeon processors.
- The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or along with traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
- The server has four integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two optional 10 Gb Ethernet ports with mezzanine cards that do not consume a PICe slot.
- The server offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8 GT/s per link) compared to the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0.
- With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance.

Availability and serviceability

The x3550 M4 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

- The server offers memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure.
- Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards.
- The server offers hot-swap drives supporting RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
- The server has two redundant hot-swap power supplies and six dual-motor hot-swap N+N redundant fans to provide availability for business-critical applications.
- The power source-independent light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability.
- Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, VRMs, memory, hard disk drives, fans, and power supplies) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
- Solid-state drivers (SSDs) offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
- Built-in Integrated Management Module version 2 (IMM v2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failure, to minimize downtime.
- Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
- Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades available.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x3550 M4:

- The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
- An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
- An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
- There is industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
- IBM Systems Director is included for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
- Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
- Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

The x3550 M4 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:

- Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
- High-efficiency 550 W and 750 W power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certification.
- The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation, while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits.
- Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw.
- Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy the demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
- Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 15% less energy compared to 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
- Solid-state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs.
- The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of IBM Calibrated Vectored Cooling technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
- IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification and management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

The x3550 M4 servers are shipped with the following items:

- Statement of Limited Warranty
- Important Notices
- Rack Installation Instructions
- Documentation CD containing Installation and User's Guide
- IBM Systems Director 6.3 Base for x86 DVD-ROM
- IBM System x Gen-III Slides Kit
- IBM System x Gen-III Cable Management Arm (CMA)
- 2.8 m C13-C14 power cord (one for models with one power supply and two for models with two power supplies)
Specification
Manufacturer Lenovo
SKU 7914EFG
Manufacturer Part Number 7914EFG
EAN 5051045151467
Condition: New
Detailed Specification
Processor
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Thermal Design Power (TDP)85 W
Tcase72.1 °C
Supported instruction setsAVX
SteppingR2
Scalability2S
Processor threads16
Processor package size52.5
Processor operating modes64-bit
Processor lithography22 nm
Processor codenameHaswell
Processor codeSR206
Physical Address Extension (PAE)46 bit
Physical Address Extension (PAE)Yes
PCI Express configurationsx4, x8, x16
Number of QPI links2
Memory types supported by processorDDR4-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor1600,1866 MHz
Memory channels supported by processorQuad
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)59 GB/s
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes40
Maximum internal memory supported by processor768 GB
Idle StatesYes
FSB ParityNo
Execute Disable BitYes
Embedded options availableNo
ECC supported by processorYes
Bus typeQPI
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
Processor cache20 MB
Conflict Free processorNo
Processor seriesIntel Xeon E5-2600 v3
Processor frequency2.4 GHz
Processor boost frequency3.2 GHz
Number of processors installed1
Processor modelE5-2630V3
System bus rate8 GT/s
Processor socketLGA 2011-v3
Processor cores8
Processor manufacturerIntel
Compatible processor seriesXeon
Processor familyIntel Xeon E5 v3
Storage
Hot-swapYes
Supported hard disk drive sizes2.5"
RAID supportYes
RAID levels0, 1, 10
Hard drive interfaceSerial ATA, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Memory
Internal memory16 GB
Memory layout (slots x size)1 x 16 GB
Memory slots24
Memory clock speed1333 MHz
Maximum internal memory384 GB
Internal memory typeDDR3-SDRAM
ECCYes
Optical drive
Optical drive typeDVD Super Multi
Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory16 MB
On-board graphics adapterYes
Graphics adapter familyMatrox
Graphics adapterG200eR2
Networking
Wi-FiYes
LAN controllerIntel I350AM4
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet interface typeGigabit Ethernet
Cabling technology10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ports & interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity2
USB 2.0 ports quantity6
Serial ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports5
Expansion slots
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots1
PCI Express x16 slots1
PCI Express slots version3.0
Performance
Compatible operating systemsMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 & 11
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware vSphere 5
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Yes
Operating system installedNo
On-site supportYes
Design
Rack mountingYes
Optical drive typeDVD Super Multi
Chassis typeRack (1U)
Power
Number of main power supplies1
Redundant power supply (RPS) supportYes
Power supply550 W
Technical details
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Intel Rapid Storage TechnologyNo
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Yes
Supported hard disk drive sizes2.5"
Rack mountingYes
On-site supportYes
Ethernet interface typeGigabit Ethernet
CPU configuration (max)2
Chassis typeRack (1U)
Software
Compatible operating systemsMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 & 11
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware vSphere 5
Operating system installedNo
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyYes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Intel® OS GuardYes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Intel® vPro™ TechnologyYes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Intel TSX-NINo
Intel Trusted Execution TechnologyYes
Intel® Smart CacheYes
Intel® Secure KeyYes
Intel® Quick Sync Video TechnologyNo
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)No
InTru™ 3D TechnologyNo
Intel® Insider™No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)Yes
Intel Flex Memory AccessNo
Intel Enhanced Halt StateYes
Intel Demand Based SwitchingYes
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 TSX-NI version0.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version1.00
Intel Identity Protection Technology version0.00
Intel FDI TechnologyNo
Intel Dual Display Capable TechnologyNo
Intel Fast Memory AccessNo
Processor ARK ID83356
Intel Rapid Storage TechnologyNo
CPU configuration (max)2
Weight & dimensions
Width429 mm
Height43 mm
Depth734 mm
Other features
CPU configuration (max)2

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Delivery Rates

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