Servers handle networked e-business applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 64-bit memory addressing, xSeries® 346 server is powered by 2-way, SMP-capable, 2.8 or 3.8 GHz Intel(TM) Xeon processors with 800 MHz FSB and 2 MB L2 cache. It features 1 GB of 400 MHz DDR2 ECC system memory and dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring. Along with four PCI/PCI-X slots, server provides 8 drive bays for diskette, DVD-ROM, and hot-swap HDDs. It supports up to 1.8 TB hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage and dual-channel gigabit Ethernet.

Original Press Release:

IBM xSeries 346 Servers - Fast, Improved 2.8 GHz/800 MHz and 3.8 GHz/800 MHz, 2 MB L2 Cache Intel Xeon Processor Options for Greater System Performance

At a glance
New design points and technologies to handle your networked e-business applications

Powerful 2.8 GHz, or 3.8 GHz Intel Xeon processors with 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and 2 MB L2 cache
1 GB of 400 MHz double data rate 2 (DDR2) ECC system memory
Integrated dual-channel Ultra320 controller with integrated mirroring
625-watt voltage sensing hot-plug power supply
Up to 12 hot-swap fans; supporting redundant cooling
Integrated systems-management processor
Four available PCI/PCI-X slots, up to 133 MHz clock speed
Eight drive bays: diskette, 8x-24x slim-line DVD-ROM, six hot-swap HDDs
Up to 1.8 TB hot-swap Ultra320 SCSI HDD storage
Integrated dual-channel gigabit Ethernet using Broadcom 5721 chips
ATI RADEON 7000M video controller with 16 MB video memory
One serial port, three USB ports, two Ethernet (RJ-45), two systems management connectors, one external SCSI, mouse, and keyboard ports
Support for Integrated xSeries Adapter for iSeries (1519-200)

The IBM xSeries® 346 server brings the following to rack-optimized server applications:

Powerful, two-way, SMP-capable Intel(TM) Xeon processing
64-bit memory addressing - Up to 16 GB memory
PCI-X architecture and upgradeability to PCI-Express
Ultra320 SCSI technology
High-availability and manageability features
The x346 enables customers whose applications could benefit from greater memory addressability to migrate to 64-bit computing.

The servers are available with a 2.8 GHz, or 3.8 GHz/800 MHz/2 MB L2 cache Xeon processor with hyperthreading and simultaneous multi-threaded (SMT) technologies for more efficient program execution.

Powered and scaled for e-business growth

The xSeries 346 server applies powerful processors, large amounts of memory, and high-bandwidth PCI/PCI-X buses to Web-farm applications.

800 MHz FSB processors with 2 MB L2 cache (quad-pumped 200 MHz) enabling up to 6.4 GB/s data transfer rates
Two 512 MB high-speed DDR2 400 ECC SDRAM RDIMMs, two-way interleaved, 400 MHz DDR2 memory interface
High-speed, wide-bandwidth, PCI/PCI-X bus slots
PCI-Express (PCI-E x4) via option riser card support

High-performance integrated controllers:
Dual Broadcom 5721 chips for Ethernet connections
Dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI up to 320 MB/s
Two systems management controllers
High availability for around-the-clock e-business

Supports Light Path Diagnostics with viewable drop-down panel, Wake on LAN®, and PXE
Support for virtual floppy enables easy remote host booting, using standard instructions stored anywhere on the network
Integrated systems-management processor with upgradeability to RSA II SlimLine option (does not require a PCI slot)
Has ECC memory controller to detect and correct memory errors
Includes DVD-ROM
Comes with hot-swap/redundant power and cooling
Support for internal DDS-5 tape drive option
Provides potentially lower cost of ownership with help from IBM Director
Includes three-year limited warranty on parts and labor

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.

Key prerequisites
Monitor, keyboard, and mouse; SCSI HDD; Rack

Planned availability date
September 29, 2005

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