Press Release Summary:
XSeries 360 Servers are high-throughput, 4-way, SMP-capable, IntelÂ® Xeon-based network servers that deliver scalability for adding memory, adapter cards, or multiple processors. Total memory capacity is 16 GB with use of 2 GB DIMMs. Servers feature six 64-bit PCI-X slots, integrated Ultra160 SCSI and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet controllers, and 1 or 2 hot-swap power supplies. Three hot-swap bays enable installation of HDDs and support up to 220.2 GB internal data storage.
Original Press Release:
IBM eserver xSeries 360 Servers - Up to 2.8 GHz Processing Power Ready For Next-Generation e-business
At a Glance
xSeries 360 servers are better than ever. Previous models led the way to market with high-performance Intel Xeon MP processors. Now technology leadership in four-way SMP-capable, high-availability servers is continued by incorporating high-performance Xeon MP processors.
o Three models available, each with one or two Xeon MP processors with NetBurst microarchitecture and hyper-threading performance technology standard
o High-speed PC1600 ECC DDR SDRAM system memory
o Six 64-bit PCI-X slots - Two slots at 100 MHz or one slot at 133 MHz, four slots at 66 MHz
o Massive I/O expansion - XpandOnDemand scalability supports up to 12 additional PCI-X slots with optionally available RXE-100 Remote Expansion Enclosure
o Integrated Ultra160 SCSI and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet controllers
o Three hot-swap bays enable flexible installation of HDDs - Supports up to 220.2 GB internal data storage
o Standard Remote Supervisor Adapter - Enables remote, full-band systems management
o One or two 370-watt, voltage sensing, hot-swap power supplies (model dependent)
o Diskette drive and 24x-10x CD-ROM
o Three USB ports, SVGA video port, mouse port, and keyboard port
Now xSeries® 360 models are powered with Intel® Xeon MP processors clocked up to 2.8 GHz and with up to 2 MB L3 cache. Total memory capacity is also increased to 16 GB with use of the new 2 GB memory dual-inline memory module DIMM.
The xSeries 360 server contains advanced technology that combines four-way SMP-capable power, Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X) expansion, Enterprise X-Architecture(TM), high availability, scalability, and substantial internal data storage capacity.
Power and Scalability for e-business Growth
o Three new models available based on 2.0 GHz, 2.5 GHz, or 2.8 GHz Xeon MP processors with quad pumped 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and full-speed 1 MB or 2 MB ECC L3 caches standard.
o 1 GB or 2 GB of high-speed PC1600 double data rate (DDR) memory - 16 GB maximum using 2 GB DIMMs.
o Six standard 64-bit PCI-X slots - RXE port supports 12 additional 64-bit slots with the optional RXE-100 Remote Expansion Enclosure.
o High-performance, integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and Ultra160 SCSI (160 MB/s) controllers.
Enterprise X-Architecture Features for Around-the-Clock e-business
o Advanced third-generation Chipkill(TM) ECC memory controller - Corrects many single-, two-, three-, and four-bit memory errors
o PCI-X slots - Hot-add and hot-swap adapters
o Hot-swap drive bays and redundant fans - Replace components without powering down the server
o One or two hot-swap, redundant power supplies (model dependent)
o Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on processors, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options - Warns of many problems before they occur
o An integrated Remote Supervisor Adapter - Supports out-of-band systems management and remote POST, setup, and diagnostics
o Innovative Light Path Diagnostics and top access design - Easy to service and configure
Service and Support Perfected for e-business
o ServerGuide(TM) and IBM Director
o ServerProven® compatibility testing and Web support
o Three-year, on-site, limited warranty
o Monitor, keyboard, and mouse
o SCSI HDD
June 30, 2003
Standard xSeries 360 Model Configurations
Models Processor L3 Cache Memory HDDs Supply
8686-1RQ 1 x 2.0 GHz 1 MB 1 GB ECC Open bay One
8686-2RQ 2 x 2.5 GHz 1 MB 2 GB ECC Open bay Two
8686-3RQ 2 x 2.8 GHz 2 MB 2 GB ECC Open bay Two
High-Performance Server Subsystems: xSeries 360 servers are high-throughput, four-way SMP-capable Xeon-based network servers. They deliver excellent scalability for adding memory, adapter cards, or multiple processors.
These models are equipped with powerful Xeon MP processors up to 2.8 GHz with 2 MB ECC L3 cache, and 512 KB L2 caches that utilize 64-byte cache lines. Four connectors for Xeon MP processors are standard on the system board. High-speed, PC1600 ECC SDRAM provides excellent processor-to-memory subsystem performance.
The xSeries 360 system architecture is fine tuned and engineered to optimize the powerful Xeon MP processors. This architecture consists of the following key components:
o Xeon MP processors
o Second-generation IA-32 memory I/O controller (MIOC)
o System memory card
o PCI-X host-bridge controller
This Xeon MP processor uses 100 MHz common clock speed for external operations. Source synchronous strobes of 200 and 400 MHz are used to support 200 MHz (double pumped) address and 400 MHz (quad pumped) data buses to the memory controller. This allows up to 3.2 GB/s data transfers between memory and the processor.