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Brand: IBMModel: X240Condition: New In Box (box opened for inspection)This sale is for:
1 IBM X240 (7863-10X) Flex System blade server with following configuration: 2x Intel Xeon 8 Core 2.60GHz E5-2670 CPU 1x IBM 69Y1940 FlexSystem FC3172 8Gbps Dual Port FC HBA 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR3 133 memory no hard drives are included
The Flex System™ x240 Compute Node is a high-performance Intel Xeon processor-based server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of CPU performance and memory capacity, and flexible configuration options. It is part of Flex System, a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system management capability into a single system that is easy to deploy and manage. Flex System has full built-in virtualization support of servers, storage, and networking to speed provisioning and increase resiliency. In addition, it supports open industry standards, such as operating systems, networking and storage fabrics, virtualization, and system management protocols, to easily fit within existing and future data center environments. Flex System is scalable and extendable with multi-generation upgrades to protect and maximize IT investments.The Flex System x240 Compute Node is a high-availability, scalable compute node optimized to support the next-generation microprocessor technology and is ideally suited for medium and large businesses. This section describes the key features of the server.Scalability and performance
The x240 offers numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:
The Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 product family improves productivity by offering superior system performance with up to 8-core processors and up to 3.3 GHz core speeds depending on the CPU's number of cores, up to 20 MB of L3 cache, and QPI interconnect links of up to 8 GT/s. The Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 provides up to 80% performance boost over the previous generation, the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 (Westmere EP). Up to two processors, 16 cores, and 32 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications. Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor TDP. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core. Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better utilize the hardware for virtualization workloads. Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVT) significantly improve floating point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications compared with Intel Xeon 5600 series processors. Up to 24 DDR3 ECC memory RDIMMs provide speeds up to 1600 MHz and a memory capacity of up to 384 GB. Load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) are supported with a maximum capacity of 768 GB. The theoretical maximum memory bandwidth of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family is 51.6 GBps, which is 60% more than in the previous generation of Intel Xeon processors. The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or along with traditional spinning drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD. Supports the Storage Expansion Node providing an additional 12 hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays for local storage. Up to 32 virtual I/O ports per compute node with integrated 10 Gb Ethernet ports, offering the choice of Ethernet, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity. The x240 offers PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities that improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8 GT/s per link), compared with the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0. With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. This helps to dramatically reduce I/O latency and increase overall system performance. Support for high-bandwidth I/O adapters, up to two in each x240 Compute Node. Support for 10 Gb Ethernet, 16 Gb Fibre Channel, and FDR InfiniBand. Supports the PCIe Expansion Node for support for up to six additional I/O adapters.
Availability and serviceability
The x240 provides many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:
Chipkill, memory mirroring and memory rank sparing for redundancy in the event of a non-correctable memory failure. Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as CPU, memory, and adapter cards. Hot-swap drives supporting integrated RAID 1 redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime. A light path diagnostics panel and individual light path LEDs to quickly lead the technician to failed (or failing) components. This simplifies servicing, speeds up problem resolution, and helps improve system availability. Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), which detects when system components (such as processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates pro-active alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime. Solid-state drives (SSDs), which offer significantly better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime. Built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime. Built-in diagnostics using Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA) Preboot speeds up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time. Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.
Manageability and security
Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the x240:
The x240 includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management. Integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling. Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation. Industry-standard AES NI support for faster, stronger encryption. Integrates with the IBM® Flex System™ Manager for proactive systems management. It offers comprehensive systems management for the entire Flex System platform that help to increase up-time, reduce costs, and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities. Lenovo Fabric Manager simplifies deployment of infrastructure connections by managing network and storage address assignments. Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can help prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space protected from all other software running on a system.
The x240 offers the following energy-efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:
Component-sharing design of the Flex System chassis provides ultimate power and cooling savings. The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family offers significantly better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same thermal design power (TDP) limits. Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed, to reduce power draw. Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments. Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 15% less energy than 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs. Solid state drives (SSDs) consume as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning 2.5-inch HDDs. The x240 uses hexagonal ventilation holes, a part of Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. Hexagonal holes can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.