Servers and Enclosure offer power and scalability.

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With 7U form factor, BladeCenter(TM) 8677-2XX holds up to 14 BladeCenter HS20 blades with up to 28 processors. It is equipped with 1,800 W power modules and can hold up to 6 BladeCenter enclosures per 42 U rack. BladeCenter HS20 Blade Servers employ Intel Xeon processors with MicroBurst architecture and hyperthreading technology. They enable 2-way SMP processing with 533 MHz FSB, 1 GB DDR ECC SDRAM memory, and Dual Gb Ethernet connections with failover support.



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IBM eserver BladeCenter HS20 - fast 3.20 GHz/533 MHz-1 MB and 3.06 GHz/533/512 KB, 1,800-watt power supply, 8677-2XX chassis



At a glance

Revolutionizing blade-thin application server deployment with power, scalability, control, and serviceability

o BladeCenter 8677-2XX

High-density, 7 U high modular design
Holds up to 14 BladeCenter HS20 blades with up to 28 processors
1,800-watt power modules
Up to six BladeCenter enclosures per 42 U rack

o New BladeCenter HS20 Blade Servers

Intel Xeon processors with MicroBurst architecture and hyperthreading technology
Two-way SMP processing with 533 MHz FSB
High-speed 1 GB DDR ECC SDRAM memory on 3.20 GHz system and 512 MB memory on 3.06 GHz system
Dual Gb Ethernet connections with failover support
Support for Fibre Channel connections
Integrated systems-management processor
Integrated IDE controller and connectors for two IDE HDDs with IDE RAID 1 standard
Optional Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage and high-availability RAID 1 support

Overview

Boost processor speeds for your high-density BladeCenter(TM) and BladeCenter HS20 with BladeCenter HS20 blade servers with Intel(TM) Xeon processors. New offerings include 3.20 GHz and 3.06 GHz1 with 533 MHz front side bus (FSB) and IDE RAID 1 standard, installed in a new BladeCenter 8677-2XX chassis or as an upgrade to an existing installation.

At your command are powerful, two-way SMP-capable Xeon processors, high-speed memory, dual Gb Ethernet connections, IDE RAID 1 (mirroring), and advanced high-availability and systems management features. The servers economically deploy large numbers of powerful servers that require less space and power resources.

Powerful blade-thin computing: The BladeCenter chassis and HS20 blade servers are key components in building your blade configuration. Optionally available Ethernet and Fibre Channel switch, Redundant Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM)/management, and power modules support advanced configurations.

BladeCenter 8677-2XX - Rock-solid foundation for business-critical applications

o Rack-optimized, 7 U modular design enclosure holds up to 14 hot-swap BladeCenter HS20 blades with up to six enclosures in a 42 U rack

o High-availability ePlane supports hot-swap of individual blades

o Two 1,800-watt, hot-swap power modules and support for two optional 1,800-watt power modules for redundancy and power for robust configurations

o Two hot-swap 325 CFM blowers and thermal sensors monitor and alert over-temperature conditions

o Management module lets you manage and control components

o Optional hot-swap, redundant Ethernet and FC switch modules support up to four network switch modules

o Control panel contains USB port and status LEDs

BladeCenter HS20 - Performance and high scalability

o 1 GB memory on 3.20 GHz system and 512 MB memory with 3.06 GHz system with Chipkill(TM) ECC support, supporting up to 8 GB maximum2

o Dual Gb Ethernet connections with teaming and failover support

o Integrated management processor, monitoring critical components on each blade

o ATA-100 IDE controller, economical interface for up to two optional 40 GB3 IDE HDDs with IDE RAID 1 standard for operating system-independent mirroring

o SCSI expansion connector supports optional storage unit containing an Ultra320 RAID 1 SCSI controller and backplane support for two hot-swap HDDs

o Service and support perfected for e-business

o IBM Director and Remote Deployment Manager

o ServerProven® compatibility testing and Web support

o Three-year, on-site4, limited warranty5

Key prerequisites

o BladeCenter chassis

o Monitor, keyboard, and mouse for setup

o Network switch management module

o HDD

o Rack

Planned availability dates

October 14, 2003: 1,800-watt power supply option

October 20, 2003:

8677-2XX chassis

3.06 GHz model (8832-31X)

November 14, 2003: 3.20 GHz model (8832-G1X)

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 Using 2 GB DIMMs

3 When referring to HDD or tape backup capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

4 IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

5 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.

Trademarks

BladeCenter and Chipkill are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

The e-business logo, eServer, ServerProven, Wake on LAN, xSeries, NetView, Tivoli, and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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

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