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IBM BladeCenter PS703 Express Blade Server

Smarter power blades for a smarter planet

Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter family of products, easy-to-use, integrated platforms with a high degree of deployment flexibility, energy efficiency, scalability and manageability, the IBM BladeCenter PS703and PS704 Express are the premier blades for 64-bit applications. Minimise complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption and scale easily: these are the benchmarks that matter on a smarter planet.
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The new POWER7processor-based PS blades automatically optimise performance andcapacity at either a system or virtual machine (VM) level and benefits from the new POWER7 processor, which contains innovativetechnologies that help maximise performance and optimises energyefficiency. 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 withother 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, theBladeCenter 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.

Part No. ibmps703
Manufacturer IBM
Height 245
Width 29
Depth 445
Weight [Kg] 4.35
CPU Socket(s) 2
Compatible CPU(s) POWER7
Max CPU Clk Spd 2.4 GHz
CPU Cache 4 MB (L3), 256 KB (L2) per Core
Max # Core(s) 16 64-bit Cores, with SIMD and Hardware Decimal Floating-Point acceleration
Memory Capacity 256 GB
Drive Bays 1x 2.5” or 2x 1.8” SAS SSD
Capacity 600 GB
HDD Suitability One 300 or 600 GB 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 10K rpm non-hot-swappable disk drive or two 1.8" 177GB Solid State Disks (SSDs); No disk drive required on base offering
Supported OS

AIX V5.3, V6.1or AIX 7.1
IBMi17.1or 6.1.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11SP1or later
RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.6 for POWER or later; RHEL6.0or later

PCI Slot(s) One PCI-E CIOv Expansion Card and one PCI-E CFFh High Speed Expansion Card
LAN Socket(s) Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports. Virtualised ethernet provided by PowerVM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)

Optional 1 and 10GbE, 4and 8Gigabits per second (Gbps) Fibre Channel (FC), 4X InfiniBand, SAS Expansion
Standard Ninehours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next business day for three years at noadditional cost; on-site for selected components; customer replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies bycountry). Warranty service upgrades and m