IBM eX5 — прорыв на рынке серверов стандартной архитектуры


Всем тем, кто использует серверы стандартной архитектуры необходимо прочитать этот RedPaper.
Или, по крайней мере ознакомиться. Это похоже на маленькую революцию.

IBM eX5 Portfolio Overview: IBM System x3850 X5, x3950 X5, x3690 X5, and BladeCenter HX5

Abstract

High-end workloads drive ever-increasing and ever-changing constraints. In addition to requiring greater memory capacity, these workloads challenge you to do more with less and to find new ways to simplify deployment and ownership. And although higher system availability and comprehensive systems management have always been critical, they have become even more important in recent years.

Difficult challenges, such as these, create new opportunities for innovation. IBM® eX5 portfolio delivers this innovation. This portfolio of high-end computing introduces the fifth generation of IBM X-Architecture® technology. It is the culmination of more than a decade of x86 innovation and firsts that have changed the expectations of the industry. With this latest generation, eX5 is again leading the way as the shift toward virtualization, platform management, and energy efficiency accelerates.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the new IBM eX5 portfolio and describes the technical detail behind each server.

TOC
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. IBM eX5 technology
Chapter 3. IBM System x3850 X5 and x3950 X5
Chapter 4. IBM System x3690 X5
Chapter 5. IBM BladeCenter HX5
Chapter 6. Systems management

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 eX5 systems
1.2 Positioning
1.2.1 IBM System x3850 X5 and x3950 X5
1.2.2 IBM BladeCenter HX5
1.3 Performance benchmark comparisons
1.4 Energy efficiency
1.5 Services offerings

Chapter 2. IBM eX5 technology
2.1 Intel Xeon 6500 and 7500 family processors
2.1.1 Hyper-Threading Technology
2.1.2 Turbo Boost Technology
2.1.3 QuickPath Interconnect (QPI)
2.1.4 Reliability, availability, and serviceability
2.1.5 Scalable memory buffers
2.1.6 I/O hubs
2.1.7 Memory
2.2 eX5 chip set
2.3 MAX5
2.4 Scalability
2.5 Partitioning
2.6 IBM eXFlash

Chapter 3. IBM System x3850 X5 and x3950 X5
3.1 Product features
3.1.1 IBM System x3850 X5 product features
3.1.2 IBM System x3950 X5 product features
3.1.3 IBM MAX5 memory expansion unit
3.1.4 Comparing the x3850 X5 to the x3850 M2
3.2 Target workloads
3.3 Models
3.4 System architecture
3.4.1 QPI Wrap Card
3.5 MAX5
3.6 Scalability
3.6.1 Memory scalability with MAX5
3.6.2 Two-node scalability
3.6.3 FlexNode partitioning
3.7 Processors
3.8 Memory
3.8.1 Memory speed
3.8.2 Rules for configuring memory for performance
3.8.3 Effect of memory frequency on performance
3.8.4 Effect of number of ranks on performance
3.8.5 Memory placement with different DIMM capacities
3.8.6 Memory configuration rules
3.8.7 Balancing for non-uniform memory architecture (NUMA)
3.8.8 Hemisphere mode
3.8.9 Population order
3.8.10 Memory mirroring
3.8.11 Memory sparing
3.8.12 MAX5 memory
3.8.13 Memory RAS features
3.9 Storage
3.9.1 Internal disks
3.9.2 SAS disk support
3.9.3 IBM eXFlash and SSD disk support
3.9.4 IBM eXFlash price-performance
3.9.5 SAS and SSD controllers
3.9.6 External storage
3.10 PCIe slots
3.11 I/O cards
3.11.1 Standard Emulex 10Gb Ethernet Adapter
3.11.2 Optional adapters
3.12 Standard onboard features
3.12.1 Onboard Ethernet
3.12.2 Power supplies and fans of the x3850 X5 and MAX5
3.12.3 Environmental data
3.12.4 Integrated Management Module (IMM)
3.12.5 Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
3.12.6 Light path diagnostics
3.13 Integrated virtualization
3.13.1 VMware ESXi
3.13.2 Red Hat RHEV-H (KVM)
3.13.3 Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V
3.14 Operating system support
3.15 Rack considerations

Chapter 4. IBM System x3690 X5
4.1 Product features
4.2 Target workloads
4.3 Models
4.4 System architecture
4.5 Processor options
4.6 Memory
4.6.1 Internal memory
4.6.2 DIMM options
4.6.3 Memory population order
4.6.4 Memory mirroring
4.6.5 Memory sparing
4.6.6 Memory RAS features
4.7 Storage
4.7.1 SAS controllers
4.7.2 Battery backup placement
4.7.3 ServeRAID Expansion Adapter
4.7.4 Hard drive backplanes
4.7.5 Disk drives
4.7.6 Drive combinations
4.7.7 Optical drives
4.8 PCIe slots
4.8.1 Riser 1
4.8.2 Riser 2
4.8.3 Supported I/O adapters
4.9 Standard features
4.9.1 Integrated management module
4.9.2 Ethernet subsystem
4.9.3 USB subsystem
4.9.4 Integrated Trusted Platform Module
4.9.5 Light path diagnostics
4.9.6 Cooling
4.10 Power supplies
4.11 Integrated virtualization
4.12 Supported operating systems
4.13 Rack mounting

Chapter 5. IBM BladeCenter HX5
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Comparison to the HS22 and HS22V
5.3 Target workloads
5.4 Chassis support
5.5 Models
5.6 System architecture
5.7 Speed Burst Card
5.8 Scalability
5.9 Intel processors
5.10 Memory
5.10.1 Memory options
5.10.2 Memory features
5.10.3 Memory population order
5.11 Storage
5.11.1 Solid state drives (SSDs)
5.11.2 Connecting to external SAS storage devices
5.11.3 BladeCenter Storage and I/O Expansion Unit (SIO)
5.12 I/O expansion cards
5.12.1 CIOv
5.12.2 CFFh
5.13 Standard on-board features
5.13.1 UEFI
5.13.2 Onboard network adapters
5.13.3 Integrated Management Module (IMM)
5.13.4 Video controller
5.13.5 Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
5.14 Integrated virtualization
5.15 Partitioning capabilities
5.16 Operating system support

Chapter 6. Systems management
6.1 Supported versions
6.2 Embedded firmware
6.2.1 Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
6.2.2 Integrated Management Module (IMM)
6.3 Firmware levels
6.4 UpdateXpress
6.5 Deployment tools
6.5.1 Bootable Media Creator
6.5.2 ServerGuide
6.5.3 ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit
6.5.4 IBM Start Now Advisor
6.6 Configuration utilities
6.6.1 Advanced Settings Utility
6.6.2 Storage Configuration Manager
6.7 IBM Dynamic Systems Analysis
6.8 IBM Systems Director
6.8.1 BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
6.8.2 Active Energy Manager
6.8.3 Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Operating System Deployment

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