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IBM BladeCenter PS704 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 PS703 and 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 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.

Part No. ibmps704
Manufacturer IBM
Height 245
Width 29
Depth 445
Weight [Kg] 4.35
CPU Socket(s) 4
Compatible CPU(s) POWER7
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
Capacity 1.2 TB
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.
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) 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