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Featuring 1 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC system memory (16 GB max), xSeries® 236 servers are powered by 2.8 or 3.8 GHz Intel(TM) Xeon processors with 2 MB L2 cache and 800 MHz FSB support. Products integrate dual-channel Ultra320 controller, one or two 670 W power supplies, 5 full-length PCI slots, and one half-length PCI slot. With 8 drive bays for diskette drive, CD-ROM, and hot-swap HDDs, servers integrate dual Gigabit Ethernet and can support up to 1.3 TB hot-swap disk storage.

Original Press Release:

IBM xSeries 236 Servers Feature Intel Xeon Processors for Higher Performance and Scalability

At a glance
New models of the xSeries 236 server feature:

Powerful 2.8 or 3.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 2 MB L2 cache
1 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC system memory, 16 GB maximum
Dual-channel Ultra320 controller
One or two 670-watt power supply; model-dependent, hot-swap option redundant cooling with hot-swap power upgrade option
Integrated systems management processor
Five full-length PCI slots: One 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X, hot-plug; two 64-bit/100 MHz PCI-X; and two x4 PCI-E slots at 2 GB
One half-length PCI slot: 32-bit/33 MHz
Eight drive bays: Standard diskette drive and 48x-20x CD-ROM, six hot-swap HDD bays
Up to 1.3 TB hot-swap disk storage using nine 146.8 GB HDDs
Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet controllers
SVGA video with 16 MB memory
Support for integrated xSeries Adapter for IBM eServer® iSeries(TM)
5U tower industry-standard models, rack mount optional
Three USB, two integrated systems management, two serial, one parallel, mouse, and keyboard ports

New models of the xSeries® 236 server include fast Intel(TM) Xeon processors at up to 3.8 GHz. The xSeries 236 features:

800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) support
Dual front and rear hot-swap fans (depending on model)
One hot-plug PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz card slot, two PCI-E, two PCI-X 64/100 MHz card slots, and one 32-bit/33 MHz card slot
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet and integrated RAID support
DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller to correct many soft and hard single-bit memory errors and minimize disruption of service to LAN clients
Integrated systems management with optional upgrade to Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine (no PCI slot required)
Light Path Diagnostics with light path panel visible from side cover
Automatic server restart (ASR)
Powered and scaled for On Demand growth

Powerful 2.8 and 3.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 2 MB L2 cache
200 MHz FSB yielding 800 MHz functional speed processor operations to memory and PCI bus
1 GB of high-speed, two-way interleaved, 800 MHz ECC memory
High-speed, wide-bandwidth, one full-length PCI-X bus slot at 133 MHz (hot-swap), two full-length PCI-X slots at 100 MHz, and two full-length PCI-E slots at 2 GB or 512 MHz
Dual Broadcom 5721 Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual-channel Adaptec 7902 UltraSCSI up to 320 MB/s
Six hot-swap drive bays; nine hot-swap drives total with three-pack option
High availability for around-the-clock On Demand Business

Wake on LAN®
ECC memory to detect double-bit errors and correct single-bit errors
Integrated memory mirroring and online spare options
Service and support perfected for On Demand Business

ServerGuide(TM) and IBM Director
IBM Server support and Web support
Three-year, on-site parts and labor, limited warranty

Key prerequisites

Planned availability date
September 29, 2005

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