Rack Servers are 4- through 32-way datacenter-certified.

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Designed for enterprise environments, scalable xSeries® 460 Datacenter offerings are powered by up to 3.33 GHz Intel® Xeon MP processors with 8 MB L3 cache. Solutions are suited for enterprise and high-availability applications. Single-node 4- through 32-way server configurations, as well as multinode 4- through 32-way Microsoft Certified cluster solutions, are supported. Units come with 6 PCI-X 2.0 slots and integrated Gigabit Ethernet.

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Datacenter for IBM xSeries 460 Servers - 4-way through 32-way Datacenter Certified Rack Servers

At a glance xSeries 460 provides: Powerful Xeon MP-capable processors up to 3.33 GHz1/8MB L3 cache Up to 512 GB of high-speed PC2-3200 ECC DDR2 SDRAM system memory Six Active 64-bit/266 MHz Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X 2.0) slots Integrated Broadcom 5704 Dual-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Six 2.5-inch hot-swap bays for flexible installation of HDDs, supporting up to 440.4 GB2 internal data storage Take advantage of xSeries Datacenter offerings. A choice of new xSeries 460 Datacenter models for the Datacenter High Availability Program Offering or the more flexible Datacenter Scalable Offering Rigorously tested stand-alone and cluster server system configurations that meet Microsoft certification requirements A selection of Datacenter-certified and ServerProven® options Optional Software Update Subscriptions for future Microsoft Datacenter Operating System releases and maintenance updates Optional IGS services for on-site installation, integration, and remote post-installation support requirements For ordering, contact: Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001). Overview The Datacenter Solution offering is for customers who desire to install scalable xSeries® industry-standard technology to replace aging proprietary platforms, or grow existing Microsoft® Windows®-based server solutions to greater than eight-way SMP capability. This solution is designed for large enterprise environments where hardware and software scalability are required, and advanced, enterprise applications are transitioned to an industry-standard platform. This new set of Datacenter offerings is based upon the xSeries 460 server which is powered with Intel® Xeon MP processors at up to 3.33 GHz/8 MB L3 cache. Windows Datacenter offerings IBM Datacenter solutions are ideal for enterprise and high-availability applications. Single-node 4- through 32-way server configurations as well as multinode 4- through 32-way Microsoft Certified cluster solutions are supported. You have a choice of Windows Datacenter solutions. The Datacenter High Availability Program Offering delivers a fully configured, Datacenter-certified3, preinstalled hardware and software operating system solution on 4- through 32-way server configurations that support up to eight-node Microsoft Cluster Certified solutions for a tightly controlled, end-to-end supported environment for maximum availability. The Datacenter Scalable Offering delivers a Windows Datacenter stand-alone server solution that scales from 4- to 32-way, without the need for a Datacenter-certified end-to-end solution. The Scalable Datacenter offering is the ideal solution for maximum performance and scalability in a non-cluster environment. xSeries Datacenter offerings are now available with Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, in addition to Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit) Modular scalability is supported with the xSeries MXE-460 Modular Xpansion Enclosure. Scale from 4- to 32-way configurations to support IBM Datacenter xSeries offerings with Microsoft Windows Datacenter edition. Key prerequisites Monitor, keyboard, and mouse SAS HDD or Serial Attach SCSI HDD Rack Planned availability dates September 27, 2005: Datacenter Scalable Offering, x64 models 8872 - Models 2Ex, 3Ex 8874 - Model 1Ex October 6, 2005: Datacenter High Availability Program Offering, x64 models 8872 - Models 2Bx, 3Bx 8874 - Model 1Bx October 18, 2005: Datacenter Scalable Offering, 32-bit models 8872 - Models 2Dx, 3Dx 8874 - Model 1Dx October 27, 2005: Datacenter High Availability Program Offering, 32-bit models 8872 - Models 2Ax, 3Ax 8874 - Model 1Ax Reference information 1 GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance. 2 When referring to hard drive or tape backup capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments. 3 Certifications referenced in this document are an indication of testing of the product only. Certifications do not modify the applicable warranty terms.

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