Server has Intel Xeon processor.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for networked e-business applications, xSeries 345 server is equipped with 2-way, SMP-capable processors, 2U rack footprint, and 3.06 GHz processor with 533 MHz front side bus. Additional offerings include 512 Mbyte of 133 MHz PC2100 double data rate ECC system memory, integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring, and 5 PCI/PCI-X slots. Product offers 8 drive bays and serial, USB, Ethernet, systems-management, and external SCSI ports.

Original Press Release:

IBM eserver xSeries 345 Servers - Fast 3.06 GHz, 533 MHz, Intel Xeon Processor Helps Improve Scalability and Performance

At a Glance

Using new design points and technologies, the newest xSeries 345 server is ready to handle your networked e-business applications with powerful two-way, SMP-capable processors, space-saving rack footprint, and high-availability and systems-management features:

o Powerful 3.06 GHz1 Intel Xeon processor with 533 MHz front side bus (FSB)
o 512 MB of 133 MHz PC2100 double data rate (DDR) ECC system memory2
o Integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring
o 514-watt voltage sensing hot-plug power supply
o Eight hot-swap fans; support for redundant cooling available
o Integrated systems-management processor
o Five available PCI/PCI-X slots, up to 133 MHz clock speed
o Eight drive bays: diskette, 24x-10x3 slim-line CD-ROM, six hot-swap HDDs
o Up to 880.8 GB4 hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage
o Integrated dual-channel Gigabit Ethernet, ATI Rage XL SVGA video
o One serial port, three USB ports, two Ethernet (RJ-45), two systems-management, one external SCSI, mouse, and keyboard ports


xSeries(TM) 345 servers bring powerful, two-way, SMP-capable Intel® Xeon processing, PCI-X architecture, Ultra320 SCSI technology, and high-availability and manageability features to rack-optimized server applications. This server is available with a 3.06 GHz/533 MHz1 Xeon processor with Hyper-Threading and simultaneous multithreaded (SMT) technologies5 for more efficient program execution.

With a compact 2 U footprint, the rack-optimized xSeries 345 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.

Powered and Scaled for e-business Growth

The xSeries 345 server applies powerful processors, large amounts of memory, and high-bandwidth PCI/PCI-X buses to Web-farm applications.

o 533 MHz front side bus (FSB) processors (quad-pumped 133 MHz) enabling 4.3 GB/s data transfer rates
o Two 256 MB high-speed PC2100 double data rate (DDR) ECC SDRAM RDIMMs, two-way interleaved, 133 MHz DDR memory interface2
High-performance integrated controllers:
o Dual Gigabit Ethernet
o Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI (320 MB/s)

High Availability for Around-the-Clock e-business

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

o Light Path Diagnostics, Wake on LAN®, and PXE Support
o Support for virtual floppy enabling user to easily direct a remote host to boot and use standard instructions stored anywhere on the network
o Integrated systems-management processor
o ECC Chipkill(TM) memory controller to detect and correct multibit errors
o Hot-swap/redundant power and cooling
o Lower cost of ownership with IBM Director
o Three-year warranty on parts and labor, limited6,7

Key Prerequisites

o Monitor, keyboard, and mouse
o Rack

Planned Availability Date

May 30, 2003


xSeries 345 Description

xSeries Hot-Swap Redundant Power Supply Option (74P4965): This 514 watt power supply option supports the new xSeries 345 server. The power supply is auto-sensing between high- and low-power voltage range.

High-Performance Server Subsystems

The xSeries 345 server expands the xSeries server line by adding a high level of processor power. This high-throughput, two-way, SMP-capable network server offers excellent performance and scalability when you add memory and a second processor. It incorporates powerful Xeon processors with 512 KB L2 cache. The advanced transfer L2 cache is integrated onto the processor core and runs at the same clock speed. The advanced transfer cache is a result of a "backside bus" that is 256 bits wide. It features a quad-wide cache line that can transfer four 64-bit cache line segments at one time to deliver full-speed capability. The cache is eight-way set associative.

Two Intel Xeon processor connectors are standard on the system board to support installation of a second processor. High-speed 133 MHz SDRAM is optimized for 133 MHz processor-to-memory subsystem performance. The xSeries 345 server uses the ServerWorks CMIC-LE chipset with Chipkill technology to maximize throughput from processors to memory, and to the 32- and 64-bit PCI buses.

Standard xSeries 345 Configurations
Model     Processor Cache   Memory  SCSI Interface  Mechanical

8670-71X 3.06 GHz 512 KB 512 MB Dual Ultra320 Rack

Additional Features

o Achieve two-way SMP processing with a second processor of equal speed and processor type
o System board containing four DIMM connectors supporting 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB 133 MHz DDR PC2100 SDRAM ECC RDIMMs:
- Two-way interleaved memory for improved performance (memory must be installed in matched pairs)
- Up to 8 GB of system memory using 2 GB DIMMs
o High-speed, wide-bandwidth PCI/PCI-X bus slots:
- Two 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X full-length card slots
- Two 64-bit/100 MHz PCI-X low-profile full-length card slots
- One 32-bit/33 MHz PCI half-length card slot, supporting Remote Supervisor Adapter
o Dual-channel, 64-bit Ultra320 (LVD) SCSI PCI controller supporting high-speed (320 MB/s) internal storage solutions
o Dual Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet PCI controllers; speed network communications to LAN clients

The xSeries 345 servers provide solid system throughput from processor, to memory, to bus, to disk-intensive I/O. These features, combined with SMP capability, make the xSeries 345 server an excellent choice for stand-alone or clustered general-business application, file, and print server.

High-Availability and Serviceability Features

o Eight hot-swap fans
o Hot-swap HDD bays with SCA-2 connectors to support SAF-TE functions
o LSI 1030 dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller supporting internal Ultra320 devices
o DDR ECC RDIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller, to correct soft and hard multibit memory errors, while minimizing disruption of service to LAN clients
o Memory hardware with Chipkill technology to correct soft memory errors automatically without software intervention
o ECC L2 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce down time
o Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on HDD options8 memory, VRMs, processors, and fans when Remote Supervisor Adapter installed, to alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
o Support for optional Remote Supervisor Adapter, enabling remote systems management through a Web-based browser
o Support for an optional RAID 5i adapter that works directly with on-board LSI 1030 SCSI chipset for both Ultra160 and Ultra320 HDDs
o Worldwide voltage-sensing, 514-watt, hot-plug power supply featuring auto restart
o Optional xSeries 514 W Hot-Swap Power Supply Upgrade for high-availability requirements
o Integrated systems management processor that supports:
- Automatic server restart (ASR)
- Fan monitoring and control
- Power supply monitoring
- Temperature monitoring
- Voltage monitoring
- Power on/off, reset sequencing
- LED controls (Light Path Diagnostics support)
- Remote power control
- Full interconnect and alerting via the integrated systems management RS-485 serial ports
- Local firmware update
- Error logging
o Information LED panel for visual indications of system well-being
o Light Path Diagnostics and on-board diagnostics with an LED map to a failing component to help reduce down time and service costs
o Support for virtual floppy enabling user to easily direct a remote host to boot and use standard instructions stored anywhere on the network
o Easily accessible system board, adapter cards, processor, and memory
o CPU failure recovery in SMP configurations:
- Forces failed processor offline
- Automatically reboots server
- Generates alerts
- Continues operations with the working processor

Expandability and Growth

The xSeries 345 server packs a lot of function and storage capacity into an 2 U 19-inch rack-drawer package, yet it is amazingly easy to upgrade and service. Functions such as SVGA video, dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI, and full-duplex 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet are integrated on the system board. Features include:

o Rack drawer models designed for 19-inch wide by 28-inch deep industry-standard rack enclosures such as the NetBAY42 SR
o Five PCI/PCI-X adapter card slots available
o Six slim-high, hot-swap HDD bays
o Support for up to 880.8 GB of internal data storage (using six 146.8 GB Ultra320 hot-swap HDDs)
o 24x-10x IDE CD-ROM and 1.44 MB diskette drive
o ATI Rage XL controller with 8 MB of video memory

Systems Management

xSeries 345 servers feature IBM Director, a powerful, highly integrated systems management software solution built on industry standards and designed for ease of use. Now you can exploit your existing enterprise or workgroup management environments and use the Internet to securely access and manage physically dispersed IT assets more efficiently. It can help reduce costs through:

o Reduced down time
o Increased productivity of IT personnel and end users
o Reduced service and support costs

IBM Director provides integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems management environments via upward integration modules. This integration enables the advanced management capabilities built into xSeries servers to be accessed from:

o Tivoli® Enterprise and Tivoli NetView®
o Computer Associates Unicenter TNG Framework
o NetIQ - BMC Patrol
o Microsoft(TM) SMS
o Intel LANDesk(TM) Management Suite

IT administrators can view the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail and monitor the usage and performance of critical components such as processors, HDDs, and memory.

IBM Director includes self-management features and a portfolio of proactive predictive tools that enable advanced xSeries server management resulting in higher server availability and reliability.

It's industry-standard foundation enables heterogeneous hardware support. It works with the integrated systems-management processor to access environmental system information.

The integrated systems management processor monitors and controls operating status for critical errors:

o ASR monitors the operating system status and automatically restarts the server if the operating system9 fails to respond. An alert is generated if the system has been restarted through ASR.
o Fan monitoring and control manages fan speed and automatically increases to maintain system cooling if temperature thresholds are exceeded. An alert is generated if a fan:
o Fails, or failure is predicted (with Remote Supervisor Adapter Card installed)
- Is installed or removed
o Power supply monitoring monitors the status of the power supply.
o Temperature monitoring provides CPU and HDD backplane temperatures. An alert is generated if (preset) temperature warning thresholds are exceeded or restored and if critical temperature thresholds are exceeded. Soft and hard system shutdowns are automatically initiated if critical temperature thresholds are exceeded.
o Voltage monitoring provides CPU and power subsystem voltage thresholds. An alert is generated if abnormal voltages are detected.
o Power on/off, reset sequencing are supported through system monitoring.
o Text console redirect features keyboard and mouse control.
o LED controls (Light Path support); Light Path Diagnostics LEDs are illuminated in case of key component errors or failures to enable quick local diagnostics and servicing.
o Flash update enables updates to the integrated systems management processor firmware.

The integrated systems management processor supports upgrading to Remote Supervisor Adapter for full out-of-band and in-band remote management. For detailed information about this option, refer to Hardware Announcement 100-305 , dated October 3, 2000.

Remote Supervisor Adapter

Remote Supervisor Adapter features:

o Easy-to-use, Web-based management from standard Web browsers
o Multimode alerting including e-mail with log, paper, SNMP, and LAN
o Graphical console redirection; keyboard and mouse control
o Remote management independent of the server status
o Support for virtual floppy enabling user to easily direct a remote host to boot and use standard instructions stored anywhere on the network
o Full remote control of hardware and graceful shutdown of operating system
o Remote update of the xSeries server and Remote Supervisor Adapter firmware

The IT administrator achieves comprehensive, virtual on-site control of xSeries servers through the ability to remotely:

o Access the server regardless of the status
o Inventory and display detailed system and component information
o View server bootup during POST
o Browse and delete logs of events and errors
o Reset or power cycle the server
o Run diagnostics, SCSI, and RAID setup during POST
o Monitor thresholds on server health, including:
- Operating system load
- POST time-out
- Voltage
- Temperature
o Set proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
- Processors
- Voltage Regulator Modules (VRMs)
- Memory
- Fans (when Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed)
- Power supplies
- HDDs (when ServeRAID(TM) adapter is installed)
o Define automated actions such as:
- Send e-mail or page to an administrator
- Execute a command or program
- Pop-up an error message to the Director console
o Manage flash BIOS
o Monitor and graph the utilization of server resources such as:
- Memory
- Processor
- HDDs
o Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent down time
o Monitor, manage, and configure RAID subsystems without taking them off line

World-Class Support Tools and Programs

The xSeries 345 server provides tools and programs designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs help you purchase servers, get them running, and keep them running over the long haul. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

o IBM on-site, three-year limited warranty with next-business-day service (same-business-day service optionally available) protects your investment if a problem occurs. This service also includes replacement of parts identified through PFA.
o The ServerProven®,10 program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This Web-based program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the xSeries 345 server with various adapters and devices.
o The ServerGuide(TM) CD includes utilities and drivers for assisted loading of popular network operating systems.
o Electronic support on the Web offers additional support in an easy-to-use format.

Product Positioning

This two-way, SMP-capable server is positioned between the xSeries 335 and 360 servers. The 2 U xSeries 345 server offers more PCI adapter expansion than the 1 U high xSeries 330 server. The xSeries 360 servers support up to four Intel Xeon Processors MP. The SMP-capable platform supports larger memory capacities and requires 3 U of rack space.

This high-density xSeries 345 server is designed for customer installation of features to handle future expansion to meet changing needs. At the same time, it can handle emerging applications that require maximum computing power and function in the least amount of rack space. These applications include:

o e-commerce and e-business
o Application serving
o Web serving and
o Messaging and collaboration applications
o Proprietary applications

This powerful server also meets traditional enterprise network server requirements, but with an added benefit of requiring less space.

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 PC2100 DDR SDRAM is an extension of the PC133 and PC100 memory. PC2100 DDR memory stands for Double Data Rate and effectively you get 2X data in the same clock cycle. Data transfer is at 266 MHz.
3 Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.
4 When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environment.
5 A single physical processor's resources look like two logical processors to the Operating System and other applications allowing different tasks to execute simultaneously. This provides a performance boost on multitasking operations.
6 With respect to on-site service, the customer may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.
7 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit:

Call 800-426-7378 or contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.

8 Available only when a ServeRAID adapter is installed.
9 Currently supported with Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® 2000.
10 IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and services that are ServerProven, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties.


The e-business logo, xSeries, Chipkill, ServeRAID, and ServerGuide are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

Wake on LAN, Predictive Failure Analysis, NetView, and ServerProven are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

LANDesk is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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