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Offered with Integrated remote I/O, xSeries 445, 4U rack-optimized scalable enterprise server provides 8- and 16-way blending XpandOnDemand scalability and OnForever(TM) availability for mission-critical database, ERP, and server consolidation. With XA-32 second-generation chipset, product utilizes Intel Xeon MP, from 2-way to 16-way, with up to 2.8 GHz/2 MB L3 in AX and RX models or Intel Xeon, from 2-way to industry-exclusive 4-way, with 3.0 GHz/512 KB L2 in RY models.



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IBM eserver xSeries 445 Server - The Next-Generation Scalable Enterprise Server Powered by Enterprise X-Architecture



At a Glance

Powered by Enterprise X-Architecture (EXA), the xSeries 445 server sets a new industry-standard in the market for 8-way and 16-way blending XpandOnDemand scalability, high performance, and OnForever(TM) availability for mission-critical database, ERP, and server consolidation.

o XA-32 second-generation chipset
o Intel Xeon MP, from 2-way to 16-way with up to 2.8 GHz/2 MB L3 in AX and RX models
o Intel Xeon, from 2-way to industry exclusive 4-way with the 3.0 GHz/512 KB L2 in RY models
o Active Memory with new hot-swap and hot-add support
o XceL4 Server Accelerator Cache, 64 MB per CEC
o 2 GB DDR memory up to 64 GB
o 6 x 64-bit Active PCI-X slots
o Ultra320 SCSI, integrated RAID1
o Dual Gigabit Ethernet standard
o Integrated remote I/O (RIO) including RIO sharing
o 4U rack-optimized tool-free chassis
o Remote Supervisor Adapter standard

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Overview

Discover new levels of performance, scalability, and advanced mission-critical functionality with the 16-way-capable xSeries® 445 server, powered by next-generation Enterprise X-Architecture(TM) (EXA). These 4U rack-optimized scalable enterprise servers feature mainframe-inspired technologies that bring new levels of performance and reliability to Intel® processor-based servers.

Embracing On Demand with Performance and Availability
The xSeries 445 server helps businesses become more responsive, adaptable, and resilient as they respond to customer demands and market opportunities on demand. It delivers these on demand business attributes:

Integrated: The mission-critical xSeries 445 server incorporates industry-standard technologies that help businesses solve problems while lowering IT costs.

o Choice of base systems
- Two SMP Intel Xeon MP processors at 2.5 or 2.0 GHz with full-speed 1 MB ECC L3 cache technology
- Four SMP Intel Xeon MP processors at 2.8 GHz with full-speed 2 MB ECC L3 cache
o Two or four SMP Intel Xeon DP processors at 3.0 GHz with full-speed 512 KB L2 cache
o 2 GB of high-speed PC2100 double data rate (DDR) SDRAM memory; supporting two-way interleaving and 64 GB maximum
o 64 MB of XceL4 Server Accelerator Cache per SMP Expansion Module
o Six 64-bit Active PCI-X slots
o Integrated dual port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and dual channel Ultra320 SCSI (320 MB/s) controllers with integrated RAID-1 support
o IBM XA-32 second-generation chipset - Higher performance through increased scalability and reduced latencies

Open: Helps you deal with change. It runs industry-standard solutions for Microsoft(TM) Windows®, Linux and other operating environments, allowing businesses to optimize applications by operating systems.

Virtualized: The xSeries 445 server combines pay-as-you-grow scalability with next-generation VMware ESX to deliver scale-up and scale-out through virtualized logical partitioning

Autonomic: Uses predictive and proactive service processor and systems management technology to deliver self-healing and self-protecting capabilities.

Datacenter Solution on the xSeries 445 server are now available with a choice of Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Preloads.

Key Prerequisites

For details, refer to the Technical Information section.

Planned Availability Dates

o July 1, 2003: xSeries 445
o July 28, 2003:
- Datacenter models with Windows 2000 Preload kits
- Datacenter models with Windows Server 2003 Preload kits

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