IBM BladeCenter PS704 Express Blade Server
Smarter power blades for a smarter planet[ibmps704]
The new POWER7 processor-based PS blades automatically optimise performance and capacity at either a system or virtual machine (VM) level and benefits from the new POWER7 processor, which contains innovative technologies that help maximise performance and optimises energy efficiency. They represent one of the most flexible and cost-efficient solutions for UNIX®, i and Linux deployments available in the market.
Further enhanced by its ability to be installed in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blade servers, the PS blades can deliver the rapid return on investment (ROI) that clients and businesses demand. Delivering on the promise for a highly dynamic infrastructure, the BladeCenter PS blades help in delivering superb business and IT services with agility and speed – all in a simple to manage highly efficient way.
The PS703 and PS704 Express blades have been preconfigured and tested by IBM and are based on proven technology. Utilising a 2.4GHz 64-bit POWER7 processor and available in sixteen-core or thirty two-core configuration, they are optimised to achieve maximum performance for both the system and its VMs. Couple that performance with PowerVM and you are now enabled for massive workload consolidation to drive maximum system utilisation, predictable performance and cost efficiency.
|Max CPU Clk Spd||2.4 GHz|
|CPU Cache||4 MB (L3), 256 KB (L2) per Core|
|Max # Core(s)||32 64-bit Cores, with SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration|
|Memory Capacity||256 GB|
|Drive Bays||2x 2.5” or 4x 1.8” SAS SSD|
|HDD Suitability||Two 300or 600GBGB 2.5" SAS 10Krpm non-hot-swappable disk drive or four 1.8" 177GB SSDs; No disk drive required on base offering.|
AIX V5.3, V6.1or AIX 7.1
|PCI Slot(s)||Two PCI-E CIOv Expansion Cards and two PCI-E CFFh High Speed Expansion Cards|
|LAN Socket(s)||Integrated quad GbE ports. Virtualised ethernet provided by PowerVM VIOS
1 and 10GbE, 4and 8Gbps FC, 4X InfiniBand, SAS Expansion
|Standard||9 hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next business day for three years at no additional cost; on-site for selected components; CRU (customer replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades and m|