Server features 2-way SMP-capable processing.

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Based on 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon processor with 800 MHz FSB and 4 MB L2 cache, xSeries® 346 includes 2 GB of 400 MHz DDR2 ECC memory, dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring, and 64-bit memory addressing up to 16 GB memory. With 2U footprint, rack-optimized unit features 625 W hot-plug power supply, 4 PCI/PCI-X slots, and 8 drive bays. Unit suits compute-intensive, Web-based, or enterprise network applications where space must be considered.

Original Press Release:

IBM xSeries 346 Servers - Fast, Improved L2 Cache Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor Option Enhances System Performance

At a glance
New design points and technologies to handle your networked e-business applications
Powerful 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Xeon processor with 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and 4 MB L2 cache
2 GB of 400 MHz double data rate 2 (DDR2) ECC system memory
Integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring
625-watt voltage sensing hot-plug power supply
Up to 12 hot-swap fans, supporting redundant cooling
Integrated systems-management processor
Four available PCI/PCI-X slots, up to 133 MHz clock speed
Eight drive bays: diskette, 8x-24x7 slim-line DVD-ROM, six hot-swap HDDs
Up to 1.8 TB hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage
Integrated dual-channel gigabit Ethernet using Broadcom 5721 chips
ATI RADEON 7000M video controller with 16 MB video memory
One serial port, three USB ports, two Ethernet (RJ-45), two systems management connectors, one external SCSI, mouse, and keyboard ports
Support for Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries

The xSeries® 346 server delivers rack-optimized server applications:
Powerful, two-way, SMP-capable dual-core Intel(TM) Xeon processing
64-bit memory addressing, up to 16 GB memory
PCI-X architecture and upgradable to PCI-Express
Ultra320 SCSI technology
High-availability and manageability features
Support for Integrated xSeries Adapter for IBM iSeries(TM)
Optimized for Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), the xSeries 346 server enables clients whose applications could benefit from greater memory addressability to migrate to 64-bit computing.

The server includes a 2.8 GHz/800 MHz/ 4 MB L2 cache dual-core Xeon processor with Hyper-Threading Technology and simultaneous multithreaded (SMT) technology for more efficient program execution.

With a compact 2 U footprint, the rack-optimized xSeries 346 server helps save valuable rack space and resources. Yet it is packed with highly integrated, advanced server features designed for compute-intensive, Web-based, or enterprise network applications where space is a primary consideration.

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The xSeries 346 server applies powerful processors, large amounts of memory, and high-bandwidth PCI/PCI-X buses to Web-farm applications.

800 MHz FSB processors with 4 MB L2 cache (quad-pumped 200 MHz) enabling up to 6.4 GB/s data transfer rates
Two 1 GB high-speed DDR2 400 ECC SDRAM RDIMMs, two-way interleaved, 400 MHz DDR2 memory interface
High-speed, wide-bandwidth, PCI/PCI-X bus slots

PCI-Express (PCI-E x4) via optional riser card support:
Two 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X full-length card slots
Two 64-bit/100 MHz PCI-X low-profile full-length card slots

High-performance integrated controllers:
Dual Broadcom 5721 chips for Ethernet connections
Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI up to 320 MB/s
Two systems management controllers
High availability for around-the-clock On Demand Business

High-availability, manageability, and serviceability features help you diagnose problems quickly, even from remote locations.

Key prerequisites
Monitor, keyboard, and mouse

Planned availability date
October 21, 2005

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