Server utilizes 3.2 GHz Intel(TM) Xeon processor.

Press Release Summary:

With 2U footprint, xSeries® 345 server handles networked e-business applications with 2-way, SMP-capable Intel Xeon processor with 533 MHz front side bus and 1 MB L3 Cache. System offers 1 GB of 133 MHz PC2100 DDR ECC system memory and integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring. It includes 5 PCI/PCI-X slots with up to 133 MHz clock speed, 8 drive bays, and up to 880.8 GB hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage.

Original Press Release:

IBM eserver xSeries 345 Servers - Faster, Improved 3.2 GHz, 533 MHz/1 MB L3 Cache, Intel Xeon Processor for Greater 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:

A powerful 3.2 GHz1 Intel Xeon processor with 533 MHz front side bus (FSB) and 1 MB L3 Cache.

1 GB of 133 MHz PC2100 double data rate (DDR) ECC system memory2

Integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring

514-watt voltage sensing hot-plug power supply

Eight hot-swap fans; support for redundant cooling

Integrated systems-management processor

Five available PCI/PCI-X slots, up to 133 MHz clock speed

Eight drive bays: diskette, 24x-10x3 slim-line CD-ROM, six hot-swap HDDs

Up to 880.8 GB4 hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage

Integrated dual-channel gigabit Ethernet, ATI Rage XL SVGA video

One serial port, three USB ports, two Ethernet (RJ-45), two systems management, one external SCSI, mouse, and keyboard ports


The xSeries® 345 server brings powerful, two-way, SMP-capable Intel(TM) 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 3.2 GHz/533 MHz/1 MB L3 Cache Xeon processor with hyperthreading and simultaneous multi-threaded (SMT) technologies5 for more efficient program execution.

With a compact 2U 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.

533 MHz front side bus (FSB) processors with 1 MB L3 Cache (quad-pumped 133 MHz) enabling up to 4.3 GB/s data transfer rates

Two 512 MB high-speed PC2100 double data rate (DDR) ECC SDRAM RDIMMs, two-way interleaved, 133 MHz DDR memory interface

High-performance integrated controllers:

Dual Gigabit Ethernet

Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI up to 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.

Light Path Diagnostics, Wake on LAN®, and PXE Support

Support for virtual floppy enables easy remote host booting, using standard instructions stored anywhere on the network

Integrated systems-management processor

ECC Chipkill(TM) memory controller to detect and correct multibit errors

Hot-swap/redundant power and cooling

Lower cost of ownership with IBM Director

Three-year limited warranty on parts and labor

Key prerequisites

Monitor, keyboard, and mouse



Planned availability date

November 7, 2003

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 provide 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 environments.

5 A single physical processor's resources look like two logical processors to the OS and other applications allowing different tasks to execute simultaneously. This provides a performance boost on multitasking operations.


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Intel and LANDesk are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

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