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IBM System x3550 M3 Rack Mount Server

Optimum computing performance in a compact design


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The IBM System x3550 M3 builds on the latest Intel Xeon processor technology with extreme processing power and superior energy-management and cooling features. With twice the performance of previous generations and a flexible, energy-smart design that integrates low-wattage components, the x3550 M3 can help you meet demanding workloads at a lower cost per watt.


Simplifying management and serviceability

The x3550 M3 offers a flexible, scalable design and simple upgrade pathfrom four to eight hard disk drives. Comprehensive systems managementtools such as advanced diagnostics and the ability to control resourcesfrom a single point make it easy to deploy, integrate, service and manage

Reduce risk and maintain availability

Integrated with new 6 Gbps RAID adapters and double the I/O performance, the x3550 M3 provides a resilient architecture ideal for mission-critical applications as well as virtualization environments.Advanced memory support and greater disk capacity let you take advan-tage of higher processing speeds without sacrificing uptime.

  • Power-optimised performance that leverages the speed of new Intel processors with more capacity and memory
  • Innovative, energy-smart 1U design to help lower operational costs
  • Energy-efficient design with unregistered dual inline memory modules (UDIMMs), 40 W processing and unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) BIOS
  • Better serviceability with a highly scalable, flexible design that is easy to deploy, integrate, service and manage
  • Easier risk management with resilient architectures and virtualised environments
Part No. 7944KAG
Rack Units 1 U
CPU Socket(s) 2
Compatible CPU(s) Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors
Max CPU Clk Spd Up to 3.60 GHz
CPU Cache Up to 12 MB L3
Max # Core(s) 4 or 6 per CPU
Memory Slot(s) 18 DIMM Slots
Memory Capacity 288 GB
Drive Bays Up to 8x 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs
Capacity Up to 8.0 TB
HDD Suitability SAS / SSD
RAID Options 6 Gbps RAID -0, -1, -10 or 6 Gbps RAID -0, -1, -10, -5, -50 with 256 MB or 512 MB cache and additional option battery backup (model dependent)
Supported OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and VMware ESXi, Oracle Solaris 10 (model dependent)
PCI Slot(s) 2 PCIe Slots
LAN Socket(s) Integrated 2 ports, plus 2 ports optional Gigabit Ethernet
Standard 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty

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