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IBM BladeCenter PS700 Express Blade Server

Singlewide blade server compatible with BladeCenter family chassis (BCE, BCT, BCH, BCHT, BCS)


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Minimise complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption and scale easily: these are the benchmarks that matter on a smarter planet. The new POWER7 processor-based PS blades automatically optimise performance and capacity at either a system or virtual machine 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.
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  • Four 3.0 GHz POWER7 processor cores
  • From 4 GB to 64 GB memory in eight Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) slots
  • High-performance Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory running at up to 1066 MHz
  • Integrated Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller
  • Two 2.5" 10K revolutions per minute (rpm) SAS disk drive bay supporting 300 or 600 GB of internal storage
  • Elegantly simple scalability, allowing easy expansion
  • Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter (IVE) Dual Gigabit
  • Enterprise-class reliability with light path diagnostics, IBM Predictive Failure Analysis, Error Checking and Correction (ECC) and IBM Chipkill memory
  • Support for Calibrated Vectored Cooling, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager software and EnergyScale technology to monitor energy and maintain optimum cooling
  • Supported in BladeCenter E, T, H, HT and S chassis
Part No. ibmps700
Manufacturer IBM
Height 245
Width 29
Depth 445
Weight [Kg] 4.35
Specification Integrated systems management processor, IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, light path diagnostics, Predictive Failure Analysis, Cluster Systems Management (CSM), Serial Over LAN, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) compliant
CPU Socket(s) 1
Compatible CPU(s) POWER7
Max CPU Clk Spd Up to 3.0 GHz
CPU Cache 4 MB L3; 256 KB L2
Max # Core(s) 4
Memory Slot(s) 8 DDR3 DIMMs
Memory Capacity 64 GB
Drive Bays 2x 2.5"
Capacity 1.2 TB
HDD Suitability Two 300 or 600 GB 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 10K revolutions per minute (rpm) non-hot-swappable disk drive; No disk drive required on base offering.
Supported OS

AIX V5.3 or later, AIX V6.1 or later

IBM i 6.1 or later1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for POWER (SLES10 SP3) or later; SLES11 SP1 or later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 for POWER (RHEL5.5) or later; RHEL5.1 or later

PCI Slot(s) One PCI-E CIOv Expansion Card and one PCI-E CFFh High Speed Expansion Card
LAN Socket(s) Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter (IVE) Dual Gigabit and support for optional dual-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Standard Nine hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next-business-day for three years at no additional cost; on-site for selected components; customer replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades an