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IBM System x3550 M5 Rack Mount Server

Powerful, compact server packed with the performance, reliability and security to fuel any workload


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Designed in a compact, versatile 1U two-s ocket rack server, the System x3550 M5 rack server fuels almost any workload from infrastructure to high performance computing (HPC) to Cloud or Big Data with leadership security, efficiency and reliability. Integrated with up to two Intel® E5- 2600 v3 series CPUs with faster, energy efficient TruDDR4 Memory, the x3550 M5 delivers exceptional performance.
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Smart design adds flexibility for workload-tuned performance

The x3550 M5 incorporates energy smart features for minimised costs and efficient performance. Dual fan zones support operation in up to 40°C environments. Available 80 PLUS Titanium power supply units (PSUs) can deliver 96 percent efficiency at 50 percent load. With twice the memory, up to 131 percent greater performance1 and 50 percent more cores and cache per system than the previous generation, the x3550 M5 lets your workloads fly.

Leverage leading-edge security and reliability

The x3550 M5 integrates security and reliability. System x Trusted Platform Assurance, an exclusive set of System x features and practices, establishes a foolproof security foundation for your workloads. You can also deploy self- encrypting drives using the optional IBM SKLM. System x servers achieved the highest reliability of any x86 servers.2 Diagnostic tools facilitate reduced downtime and costs.

Select configurations of the x3550 M5 are part of the IBM Express Portfolio, designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models vary by country.

Part No. ibmx3550m5
Manufacturer IBM
End of Life? No
Preceeded By IBM System x3550 M4 Server
Rack Units 1
Weight [Kg] 18.50
CPU Socket(s) Up to two Intel Xeon® E5- 2600 v3 series processors with up to 18- cores each/ Up to 45 megabytes (MB) per processor
Memory Slot(s) Up to 1.5 terabytes (TB) of memory with SK Hynix 64 gigabyte (GB)* TruDDR4 Memory load- reduced dual inline memory modules (LRDIMMs), System supports registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM)/ LRDIMM)
Drive Bays Up to 10 front and two rear 2.5- inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs), or up to four 3.5- inch HDDs
Capacity Up to 24 TB
RAID Controller 12 gigabits per second (Gbps) dedicated RAID slot with support for hardware RAID- 0, - 1, - 10 with optional RAID-5, -50, -6, -60
Supported OS Microsoft® Windows® Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere - (Optional USB Key or SD Media Adapter)
USB Port(s) Up to 3 front (1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0) and 4 back (2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0) and 1 internal (USB 3.0)
PCI Slot(s) 1 – 3 PCIe 3.0 slots and 1 dedicated RAID slot
LAN Socket(s) 1 x integrated management module (IMM) and 4 × 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) (std.); optional 10/ 40 GbE ML2 or peripheral component interconnect Express (PCIe) adapter; Trusted Platform Module (TPM) built- in
Standard 3- year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00; upgrades availabl

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