Hardware withdrawal: IBM Power Systems 4.02 GHz 48-core POWER8 processor features

IBM Canada Withdrawal Announcement A18-0567
July 17, 2018

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Overview

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Effective July 17, 2018, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the selected IBM Power Systems™ features listed in the Withdrawn products section. On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these features directly from IBM. Field-installed features associated with the machine types not listed in this announcement continue to be available.

Effective July 17, 2018, the following features EPBD, EPBH, EP8G, EP8H, ELPC, and ELPN will no longer be available on new system or MES orders on Power® E880 (9119-MHE) or Power E880C (9080-MHE).

Effective July 17, 2018, the following features EPBD, EPBH, EP8G, EP8H, ELPC, and ELPN will no longer be available on MES Model Upgrades from POWER7® + Power 770 or 780 (9117 or 9179) to Power E880C (9080-MHE).

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine type/model, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.



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Withdrawn products

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Effective July 17, 2018

The following features will no longer be available on new system or MES orders on Power E880 (9119-MHE) or Power E880C (9080-MHE):

Feature withdrawals

Description                                       MT   Model  Feature
SOL Edition FOR SAP HANA 4.02GHz 48 core act
(IFL), 2TB Mem Act (IFL)                          9080  MHE     ELPC 
4.02 GHz 48-core POWER8 processor                 9080  MHE     EPBD 
CBU for Power Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz
48-core POWER8 processor                          9080  MHE     EPBH 

4.02 GHz 48-core POWER8 processor                 9119  MHE     EPBD 
CBU for Power Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz
48-core POWER8 processor                          9119  MHE     EPBH 

The following features will no longer be orderable as MES to Power E880C (9080-MHE) systems:

Feature withdrawals

Description                                       MT   Model  Feature
SOL Edition FOR SAP HANA 4.02GHz 48 core act
(IFL), 2TB Mem Act (IFL)                          9080  MHE     ELPC 
4.02 GHz 48-core POWER8 processor                 9080  MHE     EPBD 
CBU for Power Enterprise Systems 4.02 GHz
48-core POWER8 processor                          9080  MHE     EPBH 

Effective July 17, 2018

Feature conversion withdrawals

From    From      To        To      To    
type    feature   feature   type    model 
 
9117    EPM0      EPBD      9080    MHE   
9117    EPM1      EPBD      9080    MHE   
9179    EPH0      EPBD      9080    MHE   
9179    EPH2      EPBD      9080    MHE 
9117    EPM0      EP8G      9080    MHE   
9117    EPM1      EP8G      9080    MHE   
9179    EPH0      EP8G      9080    MHE   
9179    EPH2      EP8G      9080    MHE   
9080    EP8C      EP8G      9080    MHE   
9080    EPBB      EPBD      9080    MHE   
9119    EPBB      EPBD      9119    MHE 


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Replacement product information

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For new systems orders of E880C, clients should consider alternative EPBB - 4.35 GHz, 32-core POWER8® processor or EPBS - 4.19GHz, 40-core POWER8 processor.



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Order processing

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IBM will accept orders for these products only before the withdrawal date. If you defer the shipment date currently assigned to an existing order for a withdrawn product, IBM may not be able to supply the product. IBM will process existing orders without assigned shipment dates and new orders on an "as available" basis. This means that if supply is available, IBM will assign an estimated shipment date. Otherwise, IBM will advise you, not later than one month after the effective date of withdrawal, that your order cannot be accepted.

As your option, you may cancel existing orders for withdrawn products before shipment without penalty.

Your IBM Sales representative or IBM Business Partner can provide you with information about available replacement products.

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