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IBM BladeCenter HX5 Server

Excellent flexibility, processing power, memory and input/output (I/O) capacity in a blade server


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IBM BladeCenter HX5 enables excellent performance and utilisation in a blade form factor for database and virtualisation. With enhanced MAX5 scalability, the HX5 blade offers memory capacity of up to 640 GB — in a double-wide blade. The result is optimal server utilisation with more virtual machines (VMs) per system and larger and faster databases.
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  • Provide optimal performance for your demanding virtualisation and database applications
  • Reduce qualification time by standardising on same system for two and four-socket server needs
  • Scale memory without adding Central Processing Units (CPUs) or software licenses
  • Get faster time to value by deploying workload-optimised systems.

With MAX5, HX5 currently offers the most memory of any server in itsclass. Reduce software licence costs by expanding memory capacity withMAX5without purchasing additional processors.

Easy to own, manage and upgrade with pay-as-you-grow expansion, theHX5blade server helps protect your investments over the long term.Capabilities such as advanced light path diagnostics, error handling andaround-the-clock remote access management help simplify systemsmanagement and minimise downtime. Automatic node failover and QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) faildown help promote greater system uptime.

Part No. ibmhx5
Manufacturer IBM
Rack Units 1 Single-Wide Blade
Weight [Kg] 5.00
CPU Socket(s) Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E7-8800, E7-4800, and E7-2800
Max CPU Clk Spd Up to 2.67 GHz
CPU Cache Up to 30MB per processor (tencore)
Max # Core(s) 6, 8 or 10 per CPU
Memory Slot(s) 16 Double Data Rate 3 (DDR-3)very lowprofile (VLP) Dual Inline Memory Module(DIMM) slots
Memory Capacity 256 GB
Drive Bays 2 non-hot-swap bays supporting SSDs per single-wide HX5
Capacity Up to 100GB of solid-state storage persingle-wide HX5(with 50GB SSDs)
RAID Options Optional RAID-0, -1, -1E
Supported OS Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, VMware
PCI Slot(s) One CIOv slot (standard PCIe daughter card) and one CFFh slot (high-speed PCIe daughter card) for total of eigh tports of I/O to each blade, including four ports of high-speed I/O Scalable up to 16ports of I/O in four-socket, double-wide form factor
LAN Socket(s) Dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with TCP/IP Off load Engine (TOE)
LAN Controller(s) Broadcom 5709S
Bandwidth 1 GbE
Standard Three year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty