Servers utilize Xeon processors with EM64T.

Press Release Summary:

BladeCenter® HS20 blade servers, powered by 2.8 and 3.8 GHz Intel(TM) Xeon processors, feature Extended Memory 64 Technology, 2 MB L2 cache, and 800 MHz FSB. Capable of 2-way SMP processing, standard models come with 1 GB DDR2 ECC SDRAM memory, and Express models have 512 MB or 4 GB memory. Connectivity is provided by 2 Broadcom 5704S Gigabit Ethernet connections with failover support, and products support HS20 Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or Fibre Channel expansion card.

Original Press Release:

IBM BladeCenter HS20 Blades Add Fast Xeon Processors with Extended Memory 64 Technology

At a glance
BladeCenter HS20 blade servers are revolutionizing the economics of application server deployment with power, scalability, control, and serviceability.

These servers include:

2.8 GHz and 3.8 GHz/800 MHz with 2 MB L2 cache Intel Xeon processors with Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
Two-way SMP processing with 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB)
Standard models with high-speed 1 GB (2 x 512 MB DIMMs) double data rate (DDR2) ECC SDRAM memory; Express models with 512 MB (2 x 256 MB DIMMs) or 4 GB (2x 2 GB DIMMs)memory; maximum system memory 8 GB
Dual Broadcom 5704S Gigabit Ethernet connections with failover support
Support for HS20 Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or Fibre Channel expansion card
Integrated systems-management processor
Integrated SCSI controller and connectors for two 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) SCSI HDDs
Connector for adding optional BladeCenter Storage Expansion Unit

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).

Extend the capabilities of your high-density BladeCenter® with new BladeCenter HS20 blade server models that include Intel(TM) Xeon processors with EM64T and increased processor L2 cache.

These new blade servers have processor speeds of 2.8 and 3.8 GHz with a front-side bus speed of 800 MHz, 2 MB L2 cache, and 64-bit extensions for 64-bit addressability and related instructions. EM64T enables servers to access greater amounts of memory. Processors with EM64T support 64-bit extended memory operating systems from Microsoft(TM), Red Hat, and SUSE.

These processors also run 32-bit applications on a 32-bit operating system and remain fully compatible with 32-bit applications and operating systems.

You can install BladeCenter HS20 blade servers in a new BladeCenter chassis or in your existing BladeCenter chassis after it is upgraded with the new 2000-watt power supply option. Alternatively, you can install the HS20 blade servers in the BladeCenter T chassis.

The BladeCenter HS20 blade servers, coupled with the BladeCenter chassis, advances application serving with performance, density, and scalability.

At your command are:

Powerful, two-way SMP-capable Xeon processors
High-speed memory with ECC
Dual Gigabit Ethernet connections
SCSI RAID-1 and 1E (mirroring)
Advanced high-availability and systems management features
These features offer a new economical approach to the deployment of large numbers of powerful servers that require space and power resources.

Powerful blade-thin computing

The BladeCenter chassis and BladeCenter HS20 blade servers are the key components to building your blade configuration. Optionally available Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches and adapters, redundant keyboard video mouse (KVM) management, and power modules support advanced configurations.

Service and support perfected for On Demand Business

IBM Director and Remote Deployment Manager(TM)
ServerProven® compatibility testing and Web support
Three-year, on-site, limited warranty
Two new Express models

Key prerequisites
BladeCenter or BladeCenter T chassis
Monitor, keyboard, and mouse for setup
Network switch module
Boot device such as on-board HDDs, BladeCenter Storage Expansion Unit HDDs, or network storage device
Management module with latest level firmware
Rack with appropriate power distribution units (PDUs) and main power distribution

Planned availability date
September 29, 2005

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