Rackmount Servers target on-demand businesses.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 1-way or 2-way configuration using 64-bit, copper-based POWER5+(TM) microprocessors running at 1.9 GHz, 2U Model p5-510 has 1 GB main memory that can be expanded to 32 GB. Available in 4-way configuration, Model P5-510Q is similar to p5-510, but uses 1.5 GHz POWER5+ processor. Units provide up to 1,200 GB internal disk storage, 4 hot-swap disk bays, three 64-bit PCI-X slots, 1 slimline media bay for DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM, and dynamic logical partitioning.

Original Press Release:

IBM System p5 510 Offers IBM POWER5+ Technology in a 2U Rack Drawer Package

At a glance
The System p5 510 and 510Q offer:
64-bit scalability, offering 1-, 2-, and 4-way configurations
Powerful, symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on demand server
2U rack-mount configuration
Performance and capacity needed by demanding On Demand Business applications
Up to 32 GB of memory
Up to 1200 GB of internal disk storage
Four hot-swap disk bays and three PCI-X slots for feature expandability
One slimline media bay for DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM
Dynamic logical partitioning (LPAR)

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

System p5(TM) 510 and System p5 510Q rack-mount servers (9110-51A) give you new tools for managing On Demand Business, greater application flexibility, and innovative technology - all designed to help you capitalize on the On Demand Business revolution.

The p5-510 comes in a 2U rack drawer package. It is available in a 1-way or 2-way configuration using the innovative, 64-bit, copper-based POWER5+(TM) microprocessors running at 1.9 GHz. The p5 510 is targeted for business-critical application-serving workloads or compute-intensive business workloads. It can be used for SAN-attached environments.

The p5-510Q is very similar to the p5-510 server except that it is available in a 4-way configuration using a 1.5 GHz POWER5+ processor. It is targeted for business-critical, compute-intensive application consolidation workloads.

The p5-510 has a base of 1 GB of main memory that can be expanded to 32 GB for faster performance and exploitation of 64-bit addressing, as used in large database applications.

The p5-510 contains five bays. Four of the five are front-accessible, hot-swap-capable DASD bays and can accommodate up to 1200 GB of disk storage. The fifth bay is used for a slimline DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM.

Other integrated features include:
Three 64-bit PCI-X slots
Service Processor
Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, system ports, USB ports, and Hardware Management Console (HMC) ports
Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller
External SCSI port
Hot-swap power and cooling
Redundant power (optional) and cooling
Dynamic LPAR is supported on the p5-510, allowing up to four partitions. In addition, the optional Advanced POWER(TM) Virtualization feature supports up to 10 partitions per processor.

The p5-510 also provides end-to-end iSCSI support when using the new System p5 iSCSI host bus adapters (HBAs) or the iSCSI software initiator available in both AIX 5L(TM) and Linux(TM) on POWER in conjunction with the System Storage(TM) N5000 series of iSCSI-enabled storage offerings. The combination of System p5 and System Storage provides an end-to-end set of solutions designed to help maximize your infrastructure investment. The N5000 is a highly scalable generation of iSCSI-enabled storage products that will take advantage of the increased bandwidth capable from System p5 systems that utilize the new iSCSI adapters or iSCSI software initiators.

The p5-510 and p5-510Q are backed by a three-year warranty.

Key prerequisites
If installing AIX® on the system (one of these):
AIX 5L for POWER V5.2 with 5200-08 Technology Level (APAR IY77270), or later
AIX 5L for POWER V5.3 with 5300-04 Technology Level (APAR IY77273), or later

If installing Linux on the system (one of these):
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER Systems, or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER, or later
Note: IDE DVD-ROM/DVD-RAM DLPAR operation is not supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER.

Planned availability date
February 24, 2006, for all features except feature numbers 1912 and 1913
April 7, 2006, for feature numbers 1912 and 1913

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