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IBM Intelligent Cluster portfolio now includes NeXtScale nx360 server and enhancements to Mellanox, Chelsio, and Edge-Core offerings

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-157
September 11, 2013

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(Corrected on October 31, 2013)

The "Overview" section was revised.

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IBM® Intelligent Cluster™ portfolio now includes enhancements to Mellanox, Chelsio, and Edge-Core offerings.

The Intelligent Cluster offering solutions are built on:

They offer easy-to-order, robust factory-built configurations supported by IBM .

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Intelligent Cluster solutions, based on leading-edge technology, deliver high performance with award-winning energy and space efficiencies.

These comprehensive solutions can help simplify and expedite deployment of a Linux™ or Microsoft™ Windows™ high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. IBM combines all hardware, software, services, and support into a single integrated product offering, providing the benefit of a single point of contact for the entire cluster and virtually eliminating the need to deal with multiple vendors for individual components.

The Intelligent Cluster is an outstanding choice for any organization that recognizes the economic advantages of a reduced time to deployment of an HPC cluster, but has concerns about the time and technical resources required for the end-to-end implementation.

New offerings for Intelligent Cluster portfolio

IBM NeXtScale nx360

The IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 is a half-wide, dual-socket server designed for data centers that require high performance, yet are constrained on floor space, power, and cooling infrastructure. The nx360 M4 is equipped with the latest Intel Xeon™ E5-2600 v2 Series processors and is ideal for clients that need a dense, flexible solution with low total cost of ownership.

Edge-Core

Select Edge-Core switches will be added to the Intelligent Cluster portfolio. These switches have been tested for interoperability and rack integration.

Mellanox

Chelsio

Select Chelsio adapters will be added to the Intelligent Cluster portfolio. These adapters are tested for interoperability and rack integration.

1 You may be asked certain diagnostic questions before a technician is sent.

2 For information on IBM's Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request.



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November 19 2013



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IBM Intelligent Cluster description

Computing applications or environments often have more requirements than an individual computer or server can address. These requirements may be best addressed by several computers working together. A cluster is a group of interconnected individual computers, working together on a single problem, or consolidating workloads from multiple servers. Although these computers can operate individually, they are managed from a single point of control using cluster management software.

The Intelligent Cluster offering, a high-performance scalable cluster, is built on:

The Intelligent Cluster supports Microsoft HPC Server 2008, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.3 (64-bit) service pack 2, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4. All hardware components are configured and integrated into racks in the factory prior to shipment. You must obtain the prerequisite version of the Linux operating system and device drivers as specified by IBM .

For intensive storage applications, IBM provides a service for all cluster hardware components and IBM software during the applicable warranty period. The IBM Intelligent Cluster warranty support does not include support for the software. Software service and support can be purchased separately through an optional IBM Support Line service.

IBM NeXtScale description

The NeXtScale nx360 M4 system-board tray uses the following features and technologies:

IBM System NeXtScale N1200 Enclosure 6U Chassis (5456)

System x® iDataPlex description

iDataPlex nodes

Technology for flexible node configurations enables the servers for iDataPlex to be configured in numerous ways. In addition to compute-oriented configurations, the iDataPlex solution offers a storage-rich configuration.

System x iDataPlex 2U idataPlex chassis

IBM Flex Systems

IBM Flex Systems will be added to the Intelligent Cluster portfolio. With servers tested for interoperability and rack integration, clients will be allowed to create solutions using Flex Systems, with the robust Intelligent Cluster , IBM , and OEM portfolio.

IBM Flex System™ Enterprise Chassis

The IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis offers compute, networking, and storage capabilities far exceeding those capabilities that are available. With the ability to handle up 14 compute nodes, intermixing IBM Power Systems™ and Intel x86, the Enterprise Chassis provides flexibility and tremendous compute capacity in a 10U package. Additionally, the rear of the chassis accommodates four high-speed networking switches. With interconnecting compute nodes, networking, and storage using a high-performance and scalable mid-plane, Enterprise Chassis can support 40 Gb speeds.

The ground-up design of the Enterprise Chassis reaches new levels of energy efficiency through innovations in power, cooling, and air flow. Simpler controls and futuristic designs allow the Enterprise Chassis to break free of "one size fits all" energy schemes.

The ability to support the workload demands of tomorrow's workloads is built in with a new I/O architecture, which provides choice and flexibility in fabric and speed. With the ability to use Ethernet, InfiniBand, FC, FCoE, and iSCSI, the Enterprise Chassis is uniquely positioned to meet the growing and future I/O needs of large and small businesses.

Compute nodes

IBM Flex System offers compute nodes that vary in architecture, dimension, and capabilities. Optimized for efficiency, density, performance, reliability, and security, the portfolio includes the following IBM POWER7-based and Intel Xeon-based nodes:

Expansion nodes

Expansion nodes can be attached to existing compute nodes, allowing the expansion of the nodes' capabilities of either locally attached storage or PCIe expansions.

The available expansion nodes are:

I/O modules

Networking in data centers is undergoing a transition from a discrete traditional model to a more flexible, optimized model. The network architecture in IBM Flex System has been designed to address the key challenges clients are facing today in their data centers. The key focus areas of the network architecture on this platform are unified network management, optimized and automated network virtualization, and simplified network infrastructure.

Providing innovation, leadership, and choice in the I/O module portfolio uniquely positions IBM Flex System to provide meaningful solutions to address clients' needs.

New and enhanced offerings for Intelligent Cluster portfolio

The Intelligent Cluster offerings include the following expanded array of hardware from other vendors, along with new features to help boost productivity for data centers.

Switch descriptions
Note: A new switch description nomenclature is being introduced to help describe key information about the switch regarding airflow. PSE, oPSE, and SE are being added to the end of 1U switch descriptions.

The suffixes do not necessarily determine rack support. Each switch is evaluated on its own merit for rack support.

Edge-Core

Edge-Core ECS4110-52T 1GbE Switch (SE), 4668-025, 026

The Edge-Core ECS4110-52T is a Layer 2 switch featuring 52 ports, with 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, and four SFP uplink ports that support enterprise-class Layer 2 switching features including advanced QoS, security, and simplified and intuitive management features allowing network administrators to build high-performing, robust networks affordably.

Edge-Core ECS4510-52T 1GbE Switch (SE), 4668-026 (HCE)

The Edge-Core ECS4510-52T is a compact but high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2/4 switch featuring 50 ports, with 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, two 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, and one expansion slot. It is ideal for high-performance server aggregations, such as enterprise data centers, to connect high-end or network-attached file servers over copper ports, to support high-speed workgroups backbone upgrades, and to support Gigabit to the desktop for power users. This switch is packed with features and is a cost-effective solution that brings continuous availability, enhanced security, and advanced QoS to the network edge, while maintaining simplicity of management.

Features

Performance

L2 features

Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (PSE), 4668 -027, 028 (HCF, HCG)

The Edge-Core ECS5610-52S is a 48-port 10GbE SFP+ with four ports of 40GbE switch designed from the ground up to be deployed and utilized in medium to large data centers and enterprise campus. The ECS5610-52S is designed for high-availability and mission-critical enterprise environments in a 1RU enclosure with redundant, hot-swappable, load-sharing PSUs along with hot-swappable fan tray with n+1 redundant fans, and port-to-power and power-to-port airflow direction options.

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Mellanox

Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE Adapter (00AE047)

The Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet network interface Card (NIC) with PCI Express 3.0 delivers high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing, and embedded environments.

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Chelsio

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Cheliso T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter (46W0609)

Chelsio's T520-LL-CR is a dual-port, ultra-low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) unified wire adapter with a PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface, optimized for financial and HPC applications. The T520-LL-CR is an excellent interconnect solution for cloud computing, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. The fifth-generation Teminator 5 (T5) technology provides the exceptional 10 GbE performance and dramatically lowers host-system CPU communications overhead with on-board hardware that offloads TCP/IP, iSCSI, FCoE, and iWARP RDMA processing from the host system and frees up host CPU cycles for other applications. As a result, the system benefits from higher bandwidth, lower latency, and reduced power consumption.

The unified wire solution

The T520-LL-CR enables a unified wire for LAN, SAN, and cluster traffic, made possible by the high-bandwidth and low-latency characteristics, combined with storage and cluster protocols operating over Ethernet (iSCSI, FCoE, and iWARP). T5 based adapters such as the T520-LL-CR support both file- and block-based storage protocols and are ideal for building high-performance SAN and NAS solutions. With both iSCSI and FCoE offload, FC applications can run natively over Ethernet, while taking advantage of its performance benefits and economies of scale. T5 also offers an ultra-low latency RDMA over Ethernet (iWARP) interface, making the T520-LL-CR a competitive drop-in replacement for InfiniBand in high-performance computing applications. It is supported in the same standard software distributions and allows running InfiniBand applications unmodified.

T520-LL-CR integrates a full fledged hardware traffic manager for robust flow control, traffic management, and predictable QoS.

The adapter's two ports and IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation, and port-to-port and adapter-to-adapter failover features are ideal for critical network applications that require redundancy and high-availability capabilities.

T520-LL-CR Ethernet-only unified networking reduces the data center's cost in adapters, cables, switches, rack space, power, equipment spares, management tools, planning, installation, and operation.

Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter (46W0615)

Chelsio's T540-CR is a quad-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified wire adapter with PCI Express 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications. Since the Host Bus Interface is PCI Express 3.0, this card can support all four 10G ports running at line-rate.

Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter (46W0620)

Chelsio's T580-LP-CR is a dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet unified wire adapter with PCI Express 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications.

The fifth-generation (T5) technology provides the high 40GbE performance and dramatically lower host-system CPU communications overhead with on-board hardware that offloads TCP/IP, iSCSI, FCoE, and iWARP RDMA processing from the host system and frees up host CPU cycles for other applications. As a result, the system benefits from higher bandwidth, lower latency, and reduced power consumption.

IBM System x GPFS Storage Server description

GPFS Storage Server is a single, integrated, fully supported IBM solution, built to leverage a strong GPFS software market. It offers high performance on a scalable building-block approach; performance and capacity increase as you add multiple building blocks. The GPFS Storage Server is very cost competitive, with extreme data integrity and reduced latency with faster rebuild times. This new storage solution is an entirely IBM-provided solution, built on standard System x components with GPFS software tuned to support this configuration. There are two models: Model 24 and Model 26. Each model has two x3650 M4 servers twintailed with either four or six JBODs, with up to 348 disk drives. This solution leverages the high demand for GPFS software and couples it with a System x hardware solution, and is provided exclusively through the Intelligent Cluster portfolio. The IBM System x GPFS Storage Server is designed to be easy to configure and buy. With no storage controllers, the data resides closer to the compute nodes for faster rebuild times. The hardware for this solution can be ordered through x-config. The solution is currently password protected in x-config so a password will need to be acquired. Additional software licensing is also needed for the PRPQ portion of GPFS .

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Complex solutions - made simple by IBM

Deploying solutions for technical computing, high-performance computing (HPC), analytics, and cloud environments can place a significant burden on IT. GPFS Storage Server, fulfilled through Intelligent Cluster , leverages decades of IBM experience to reduce the complexity of deployment with preintegrated, delivered, and fully supported solutions that match best-in-industry components with optimized solution design. With GPFS Storage Server, clients can focus their efforts on maximizing business value, instead of consuming valuable resources to design, optimize, install, and support the infrastructure required to meet business demands. As part of making these solutions simple, IBM is introducing the GPFS Storage Server (GSS24 and GSS26). GPFS Storage Server combines the performance of System x servers with industry-leading GPFS to offer a high-performance, scalable building block approach to modern storage needs. GPFS Storage Server allows organizations to start small and build using incremental additions, providing expanded capacity and bandwidth with each additional GPFS building-block.

Optimized solution design

GPFS Storage Server features IBM System x servers, storage enclosures and drives, software, and networking components that allow for a wide choice of technology within an integrated, delivered solution. IBM thoroughly tests and optimizes each solution for reliability, interoperability, and maximum performance, so clients can quickly deploy the system and get to work achieving their business goals. With GPFS Storage Server you gain all the reliability, integration, and interoperability of an Intelligent Cluster solution, all within a high capacity, GPFS-based architecture.

Increase results through lower latency and faster rebuild

Clients are expanding the use of technical computing and HPC to solve complex problems with a need for high capacity, low latency, and quick rebuild times on their storage systems. They are looking for great results at a low per-terabyte price. As an integral part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster portfolio, the native RAID capability of the GPFS Storage Server provides extreme data integrity, reliability, and flexibility; and the GPFS Storage Server Declustered RAID technology makes rebuild times up to 400% faster. These features let clients quickly put the system to work and increase productivity.

End-to-end solutions with end-to-end support by IBM

GPFS Storage Server is a solution that is built, tested, delivered, and installed by IBM , and supported as a single solution, or included as part of an overall Intelligent Cluster compute and data installation. IBM provides single point-of-contact, solution-level support that includes both IBM and third-party components to deliver maximum system availability throughout the life of the system, so clients can spend less time maintaining systems and more time delivering results.

New offerings for Intelligent Cluster portfolio

IBM Platform Computing

Platform Computing simplifies and accelerates deployment and management of high-performance clusters, grids, and clouds. Platform Computing products can optimize the deployment of complex applications and workloads in many of the world's largest environments, including computationally and data intensive design, manufacturing, financial analytics, and business and research applications.

Many organizations face the constant challenge of managing the cost and complexity associated with managing, maintaining, and analyzing massive amounts of data across multiple environments. Platform Computing can help simplify the setup, integration, and resource management of heterogeneous infrastructure while driving up server utilization, accelerating application performance, and helping to greatly improve time to results. Business value is delivered in days versus weeks or months.

Product portfolio

Platform Computing delivers a focused technical computing management software portfolio ideal for engineering, financial services, digital media, oil and gas, life sciences, government laboratories, and other research and development organizations in need of simplified, high-performance, and agile systems workload and resource management. This includes:

IBM FlashSystem™ 820 and IBM FlashSystem 720

Highlights

To achieve a competitive advantage in a world of 24x7 continuous operations, organizations need to perform more frequent and complex analytics on vast volumes of data -- including varying types of big data -- and they cannot afford downtime. IBM flash storage offerings provide extreme IOPS and microsecond latency performance to turbocharge these new IT infrastructures. When compared to equivalent disk systems, IBM flash storage solutions deliver 6.7 times more capacity in a single rack and 19 times more cost efficiency in dollars per IOPS, and are 115 times more energy efficient.

IBM FlashSystem 820 and IBM FlashSystem 720 are designed to speed up the performance of multiple enterprise-class applications, including online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications, and cloud-scale infrastructures. These IBM systems deliver extreme performance per gigabyte, so organizations can quickly uncover business insights using traditional data analytics as well as new, big-data technologies. In addition, FlashSystem™ 820 and FlashSystem 720 eliminate storage bottlenecks with IBM MicroLatency -- that is, less than 100-microsecond access times -- to enable faster decision making. With these low latencies, the storage disk layer can operate at speeds comparable to those of the CPUs, DRAM, networks, and buses in the I/O data path.

IBM racks

IBM Intelligent Cluster ecosystem

Intelligent Cluster 42U 1200 mm Deep Primary and Expansion Racks

IBM 42U 1200 mm Deep Rack offerings are industry-standard 19-inch server cabinets that are designed for high-availability System x and BladeCenter environments. They are optimized to help maximize floor space, expedite installation, simplify cable management, and increase accessibility for improved serviceability. With a depth of 1200 mm (approximately 47 inches), these racks offer expansive rear channels with tool-less button mounts for virtually effortless installation of up to six IBM 0U vertical rack strip power distribution units (PDUs). Alternatively, these racks can easily accommodate vertical cable organizers or mounting of other equipment.

IBM Dynamic Racks enable you to receive your System x and BladeCenter solutions fully integrated in the rack and ready to instantly deploy into your data center. Dynamic Racks are designed to affordably, safely, and securely handle shipping fully loaded configurations up to 950 kg (2,100 lb), which can help to increase your efficiency by reducing the time and cost that is associated with typical server deployments. However, if you do not need to ship the rack fully loaded, IBM offers cost-effective static offerings that are ideal when doing on-site integration.

The racks contain the following items:

Features include:

42U 600 mm x 1200 mm designs

Rear cable management:

Side pockets: Six sidewall compartments support installation of 1U PDUs and switches without unnecessarily taking up valuable rack space.

Overhead cable access: Front cable access portals and a large rear adjustable opening provide improved overhead cable management.

Standard stabilizers: Standard front and side stabilizers enable static rack stability when equipment is routinely installed, removed, or accessed.

Adjustable leveling pads: Four easily adjustable leveling pads ensure stability and prevent rolling on casters.

U markings: Clear U markings on mounting rails aid in space planning and installation.

Casters: 42U cabinets are less than 2 m (6.56 ft) in height on casters. Fixed front and rear swivel heavy duty casters can easily accommodate the maximum load capacity, while still being less than 2 m (6.56 ft) in height to allow the 42U rack models to fit under most doorways.

Perforated doors: Perforated front and rear doors enable maximum airflow.

Split rear door: Split rear door design improves access and serviceability.

Secure doors and panels: Lockable doors and side panels provide a more secure environment for equipment and data.

Quick release hinges: Quick release hinge design allows the front door to easily be mounted on either side of the cabinet; this provides for flexible placement alternatives by allowing the door to open in either direction.

42U dynamic ship load offerings:

Expansion cabinets: All the primary IBM 1200 mm Deep Rack offerings have corresponding expansion cabinets. These models ship without side panels and include baying kits for seamless creation of a suite of racks.

42U Enterprise Rack (1410-4RX)

This specially designed 42U rack is one of two racks that can be used in IBM Intelligent Cluster configurations.

This rack features base stabilizers to enable shipment from the factory with IBM Intelligent Cluster components, such as power units, nodes, switches, cables, and consoles, mounted in position and with intrarack cabling installed according to applicable IBM Intelligent Cluster racking rules.

The Enterprise Rack is designated as IBM-installed for easy on-site installation. This designation, coupled with the factory integration services and optional on-site installation and verification of software, results in a ready-to-run cluster system. The cost of the hardware installation is included in the price of the rack. The cost of software installation by IBM or a qualified IBM Business Partner is not included.

Expansion cabinets: All the primary IBM 1200 mm Deep Rack offerings have corresponding expansion cabinets. These models ship without side panels and include baying kits for seamless creation of a suite of racks.

25U Standard Rack (1410-2RX)

This 25U rack addresses the requirements of smaller departmental cluster configurations.

It is shipped from the factory with IBM Intelligent Cluster components such as power units, nodes, switches, cables, and consoles mounted in position and with intrarack cabling installed according to applicable Intelligent Cluster racking rules.

The 1410-2RX rack is designated as IBM-installed for easy on-site installation. This designation, coupled with the factory integration services and optional on-site installation and verification of software, results in a ready-to-run cluster system. The cost of the hardware installation is included in the price of the rack. The cost of software installation by IBM or a qualified IBM Business Partner is not included.

Power and cooling advantages for IBM Intelligent Cluster

The IBM energy management portfolio tackles the challenge to increase power and thermal efficiency and help reduce costs on many levels. Inside the system, all System x and BladeCenter servers start with Calibrated Vectored Cooling™ technology. This feature allows dual paths of air to each component, helping to improve uptime and longevity, and reducing wasteful air movement and heat generation. It can be coupled with more energy-efficient power supplies.

For clusters within a rack, System x servers are designed to work at full density in a well-planned rack solution. They can also operate at extended temperature ranges to keep the system up and running, even in some cases in extreme temperature and many potential failure conditions. IBM rack-based cluster solutions are engineered to optimize air flow and prevent undesirable recirculation within the rack, so that servers can run in optimal temperature conditions.

IBM blade-based clusters enable you to pack more processors into the same power and cooling envelope, as well as better utilize floor space and right-size data center design. With BladeCenter servers, less power per processor means more processing capacity per kilowatt. The BladeCenter runs cooler to deliver greater reliability.

For dense data center environments, IBM delivers smart rack-level heat solutions, such as the super-efficient IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger. The water-cooled door can dissipate heat generated from the back of the rack to reduce the overall room temperature. With this combination of benefits at the server and data center level, IBM systems can offer strong power and cooling benefits to IBM Intelligent Cluster clients.

IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger (32R0712)

The Rear Door Heat eXchanger for IBM Enterprise Racks helps keep your growing data center at a safer temperature without adding air conditioning units. This unobtrusive solution brings more cooling capacity to areas where the heat is greatest, around racks of servers with multiple, more powerful processors.

Design simplicity delivers efficient cooling

The size and appearance of the Rear Door Heat eXchanger are similar to those of a standard rack acoustical 66 cm (26 in) wide door. It adds a mere 10 cm (4 in) to the depth of a rack, yet a single door may remove up to 50,000 Btu of heat (or approximately 15 kW). The door is designed to attach to a 42U-high IBM Enterprise Rack and swings wide to provide unrestricted access to electrical components. Sealed coils, filled with above-dewpoint, chilled water, passively remove a significant amount of the heat generated in a fully populated rack. This cooling efficiency may help eliminate the need for additional ac power and the associated construction cost.

Cluster Enablement Consulting for IBM Intelligent Cluster

Cluster Enablement Consulting is available at a flat-rate price per day that includes resource, travel, and expenses for predefined engagements.

The fee covers expenses for cluster enablement engagements of the following type:

Factory integration -- product customization services for IBM Intelligent Cluster

The Intelligent Cluster features several hardware validation and test services collectively referred to as product customization services. These services include the integration of hardware and software on System x servers in innovative manufacturing facilities. You can deploy systems in almost any IT environment. This means your IT resources can be better used elsewhere.

This statement is especially true for Linux cluster solutions. Given the complexity of a Linux cluster, you want the confidence that the solution arrives properly configured and ready to integrate in your data center. These options are integrated into the servers. The System x platform also offers a Blade Integration Service, which, for a flat fee, includes installation of:

IBM can install the chassis in an Enterprise Rack and have it shipped to you. Performing the same services on-site would take hours or even days.

In addition, Intelligent Cluster manufacturing offers specific services for the IBM Intelligent Cluster called Cluster Systems Validation and Test to confirm that all system settings are enabled and tested to enable smooth on-site deployment:

IBM has the skills and technology to offer this type of service. The Intelligent Cluster manufacturing product customization portfolio offers a tremendous value, especially for clients interested in complex offerings such as Linux cluster.

Installation and deployment services

The Intelligent Cluster solutions deployed in the 1410-4RX and 1410-2RX rack enclosures include on-site hardware installation and basic installation planning services for announced content.

System x iDataPlex ecosystem

IBM System x iDataPlex Rack (7825)

This specially designed rack is used in iDataPlex configurations.

The iDataPlex Rack is designated as IBM-installed for easy on-site installation. This designation, coupled with the factory integration services and optional on-site installation and verification of software, results in a ready-to-run cluster system.

The iDataPlex solution offers increased density in a holistic rack design. For ease of serviceability, all hard drive, planar, and I/O access is from the front of the rack.

Power and cooling advantages

iDataPlex servers help pack more processors into the same power and cooling envelope, better utilize floor space, and "right size" data center design. With the iDataPlex solution, less power per processor means more processing capacity per kilowatt. The iDataPlex can run cooler to deliver greater reliability.

System x iDataPlex Rear Door Heat eXchanger (43V6048)

For dense data center environments, IBM offers smart rack-level heat management solutions like the super-efficient Rear Door Heat eXchanger. The water-cooled door is designed to dissipate heat generated from the back of the rack to help reduce the overall room temperature. With this combination of benefits at the server and data center level, IBM systems deliver strong power and cooling benefits to iDataPlex clients.

The iDataPlex Rear Door Heat eXchanger for iDataPlex racks helps reduce the air temperature in your growing data center to approximately the same air temperature as that entering the rack, alleviating the need to add air conditioning units. This unobtrusive solution brings more cooling capacity to areas where the heat is greatest, around racks of servers with multiple, more powerful processors.

Design simplicity delivers cooling efficiency that can help alleviate or even eliminate the need for additional air conditioning power and the associated construction cost.

IBM High Density Plus PDU

The new PDUs make it quick and simple to deploy, protect, and manage your high-density System x iDataPlex rack environment. iDataPlex Enterprise PDU+ models combine receptacle density with advanced intelligent power management capabilities that seamlessly integrate with IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ .

Solution Enablement Consulting

Solution Enablement Consulting is available at a flat-rate price per day that includes resource, travel, and expenses for predefined engagements.

The fee covers expenses for solution enablement engagements of the following type:

Factory integration -- product customization services

The iDataPlex offering features several hardware validation and test services collectively referred to as product customization services. These services include the integration of hardware and software on Intel processor-based System x servers in technologically advanced manufacturing facilities. You can deploy systems in almost any IT environment. This means your IT resources can be better used elsewhere.

These options are integrated into the servers. IBM can install the chassis in an iDataPlex Rack and have it shipped to you. Performing the same services on-site could take hours or even days.

In addition, iDataPlex manufacturing offers specific services for the iDataPlex called Cluster Systems Validation and Test to confirm that all system settings are enabled and tested to enable smooth on-site deployment:

IBM has the skills and technology to offer this type of service. The iDataPlex product customization portfolio delivers tremendous value, especially for clients interested in complex offerings such as Linux cluster.

Services

Installation and deployment services

The System x iDataPlex solutions deployed in the iDataPlex rack enclosures include on-site installation of hardware.

Additional optional on-site software installation and customization services include Linux and Windows customization and skills transfer for system administration personnel.

Lab services

iDataPlex installation planning

Features:

Typical benefits:

On-site post-installation services

Cluster setup and configuration:

Test and validate cluster operation:

Skills transfer

Quarterly health check

One-year support agreement includes:

For more information on these services, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/services/

iDataPlex systems management

The System x iDataPlex product family offers systems management support for large scale-out compute environments through the integration of standards-based, scriptable interfaces. This support starts with the embedded Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) baseboard management controller (BMC).

For rapid diagnosis of problems, iDataPlex supports IBM Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) preboot diagnostics, as well as online data collection for problem determination in supported Windows and Linux environments. Refer to the Dynamic System Analysis product documentation for additional detail on DSA features.

iDataPlex compute nodes support IBM Systems Director with limited function. Refer to IBM Systems Director product documentation for specific details on supported functions on iDataPlex hardware.

The compute nodes have been tested with the Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT), an open source community-based cluster administration tool set tailored to scale-out compute environments. You can download xCAT from SourceForge at

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xcat/

For additional information on xCAT, contact your IBM Sales and Support Team, or visit

http://www.xcat.org/

System x iDataPlex - Product customization services

The following product customization services are included with iDataPlex .

For information, refer to the following and contact your IBM representative.

 
Description                                                Feature

iDataPlex Rack Assembly (100U)                             2312
Rack Installation of 1U Component in iDataPlex             2313
Rack Installation greater then 1U Component in iDataPlex   2314
iDataPlex Hardware / Configuration Verification            2315

Applicable quantities are configuration-dependent and will be determined in the configuration process.

IBM Intelligent Cluster - Product customization services

The following product customization services are included with IBM Intelligent Cluster .

For information, refer to the following and contact your IBM representative.

                                                            Part
Description                                                 number

Rack Assembly - 25U Rack                                    41Y4570
Rack Assembly - 42U Rack                                    25R4167
Rack Installation of 1U Component                           25R4168
Rack Installation greater than 1U Component                 25R4169
BladeCenter Chassis Configuration                           58P8676
Cluster Hardware and Fabric Verification - 42U Rack         25R4170
Cluster Hardware and Fabric Verification - 25U Rack         40K9802
Cluster Enablement Consulting - 1 Day                       26K7785

Applicable quantities are configuration-dependent and will be determined in the configuration process.

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IBM Intelligent Cluster

The Intelligent Cluster is positioned within the IBM System x family of offerings as the platform of choice for high-value and high-performance scalable Linux cluster solutions.

System x iDataPlex

IBM delivers innovations that meet your specific needs. The right choice depends on your business requirements, target applications, and operating environment. iDataPlex focuses on:

The iDataPlex hardware platform is positioned for cost-conscious large enterprises that rely on recovery-oriented architecture that enables redundancy through the software layer instead of redundant hardware.



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Refer to Software Announcement 208-234, dated September 09, 2008 , IBM Support for xCAT V2, and Hardware Announcement 113-146, dated September 11, 2013 , IBM NeXtScale nx360.



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The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries® 4668 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
4668-HCD                                           4668  HCD
4668-HCE                                           4668  HCE
4668-HCF                                           4668  HCF
4668-HCG                                           4668  HCG
IBM SFP RJ45 Transceiver                           4668  HCD     3268
1m IBM QSFP+-to-QSFP+ cable                        4668  HCF     A1DP
                                                         HCG
3m IBM QSFP+-to-QSFP+ cable                        4668  HCF     A1DQ
                                                         HCG
IBM QSFP+ 40GBASE-SR4 Transceiver                  4668  HCF     A1DR
                                                         HCG
30m IBM QSFP+ MTP Optical cable                    4668  HCF     A1MN
                                                         HCG
10m IBM QSFP+ MTP Optical Cable for models         4668  HCF     A1MM
                                                         HCG
Edge-Core ECS4510 Dual-port 10GbE Uplink Module    4668  HCE     A4H6
Edge-Core ECS iDPx Rack Mount Hardware - Kit 1     4668  HCD     A4H9
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCG
Edge-Core ECS Enterprise Rack Mount Hardware - Kit
1                                                  4668  HCD     A4HA
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
Edge-Core ECS5610 Recessed Enterprise Rack Mount
Hardware                                           4668  HCG     A4HH
Edge-Core ECS4110-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)             4668  HCD     A4HL
Edge-Core ECS4510-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)             4668  HCE     A4HM
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (PSE)           4668  HCF     A4HN
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (oPSE)          4668  HCG     A4HP
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply (PSE)          4668  HCF     A4HQ
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply (oPSE)         4668  HCG     A4HR
Switch Seal Kit                                    4668  HCG     A4WX
                                                         HCC

The following are features already announced for the 0449, 0724, 4668, and 7309 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
0449-HCD                                           0449  HCD
0724-HCF                                           0724  HCF
0724-HCG                                           0724  HCG
4668-HCD                                           4668  HCD
4668-HCE                                           4668  HCE
4668-HCF                                           4668  HCF
4668-HCG                                           4668  HCG
7309-HCE                                           7309  HCE
EMEA Long Leadtime Configurations                  4668  HCD     1763
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Hungary CHW plant 9SH                              4668  HCD     1764
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Guad CHW plant 9KQ                                 4668  HCD     1765
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
ISTC CHW 9K2                                       4668  HCD     1766
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
RTP CHW 9NR                                        4668  HCD     1767
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Offload Manufacturing to Guadalajara HVEC          4668  HCD     1768
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Offload Manufacturing to RTP HVEC                  4668  HCD     1769
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Offload Manufacturing to ISTC                      4668  HCD     1770
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Capacity Scheduling Service                        4668  HCD     1772
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Custom SLA Scheduling Service                      4668  HCD     1796
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Custom Asset Tagging - Standard                    4668  HCD     2200
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Custom Asset Tagging - Enhanced                    4668  HCD     2201
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Request for Global Trade Number (UPC or EAN)       4668  HCD     2207
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Custom Unit Carton Label                           4668  HCD     2220
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Custom Palletization                               4668  HCD     2221
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Request for a new Vendor Logo Hardware             4668  HCD     2247
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Request for a Classic RPQ                          4668  HCD     2248
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Request for an existing Public RPQ                 4668  HCD     2249
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack Installation of 1U Component                  4668  HCD     2305
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack Installation of 1U Component in iDataPlex     4668  HCD     2313
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IntraRack CAT5E Cable Service                      4668  HCD     2323
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 01                                            4668  HCD     3101
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 02                                            4668  HCD     3102
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 03                                            4668  HCD     3103
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 04                                            4668  HCD     3104
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 05                                            4668  HCD     3105
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 06                                            4668  HCD     3106
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 07                                            4668  HCD     3107
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 08                                            4668  HCD     3108
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 09                                            4668  HCD     3109
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 10                                            4668  HCD     3110
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 11                                            4668  HCD     3111
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 12                                            4668  HCD     3112
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 13                                            4668  HCD     3113
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 14                                            4668  HCD     3114
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 15                                            4668  HCD     3115
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 16                                            4668  HCD     3116
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 17                                            4668  HCD     3117
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 18                                            4668  HCD     3118
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 19                                            4668  HCD     3119
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 20                                            4668  HCD     3120
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 21                                            4668  HCD     3121
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 22                                            4668  HCD     3122
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 23                                            4668  HCD     3123
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 24                                            4668  HCD     3124
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 25                                            4668  HCD     3125
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 26                                            4668  HCD     3126
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 27                                            4668  HCD     3127
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 28                                            4668  HCD     3128
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 29                                            4668  HCD     3129
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 30                                            4668  HCD     3130
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 31                                            4668  HCD     3131
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 32                                            4668  HCD     3132
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 33                                            4668  HCD     3133
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 34                                            4668  HCD     3134
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 35                                            4668  HCD     3135
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 36                                            4668  HCD     3136
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 37                                            4668  HCD     3137
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 38                                            4668  HCD     3138
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 39                                            4668  HCD     3139
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 40                                            4668  HCD     3140
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 41                                            4668  HCD     3141
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 42                                            4668  HCD     3142
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 43                                            4668  HCD     3143
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 44                                            4668  HCD     3144
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 45                                            4668  HCD     3145
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 46                                            4668  HCD     3146
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 47                                            4668  HCD     3147
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 48                                            4668  HCD     3148
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 49                                            4668  HCD     3149
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 50                                            4668  HCD     3150
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 51                                            4668  HCD     3151
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 52                                            4668  HCD     3152
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 53                                            4668  HCD     3153
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 54                                            4668  HCD     3154
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 55                                            4668  HCD     3155
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 56                                            4668  HCD     3156
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 57                                            4668  HCD     3157
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 58                                            4668  HCD     3158
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 59                                            4668  HCD     3159
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 60                                            4668  HCD     3160
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 61                                            4668  HCD     3161
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 62                                            4668  HCD     3162
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 63                                            4668  HCD     3163
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack 64                                            4668  HCD     3164
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U05                                  4668  HCD     3205
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U06                                  4668  HCD     3206
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U07                                  4668  HCD     3207
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U08                                  4668  HCD     3208
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U09                                  4668  HCD     3209
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U10                                  4668  HCD     3210
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U11                                  4668  HCD     3211
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U12                                  4668  HCD     3212
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U13                                  4668  HCD     3213
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U14                                  4668  HCD     3214
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U15                                  4668  HCD     3215
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U16                                  4668  HCD     3216
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U17                                  4668  HCD     3217
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U18                                  4668  HCD     3218
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U19                                  4668  HCD     3219
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U20                                  4668  HCD     3220
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U21                                  4668  HCD     3221
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U22                                  4668  HCD     3222
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U23                                  4668  HCD     3223
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U24                                  4668  HCD     3224
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U25                                  4668  HCD     3225
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U26                                  4668  HCD     3226
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U27                                  4668  HCD     3227
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U28                                  4668  HCD     3228
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U29                                  4668  HCD     3229
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U30                                  4668  HCD     3230
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U31                                  4668  HCD     3231
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U32                                  4668  HCD     3232
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U33                                  4668  HCD     3233
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U34                                  4668  HCD     3234
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U35                                  4668  HCD     3235
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U36                                  4668  HCD     3236
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U37                                  4668  HCD     3237
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U38                                  4668  HCD     3238
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U39                                  4668  HCD     3239
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U40                                  4668  HCD     3240
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U41                                  4668  HCD     3241
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Rack location U42                                  4668  HCD     3242
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM SFP SX Transceiver                             4668  HCD     3269
Network Switch ID 01                               4668  HCD     3501
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 02                               4668  HCD     3502
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 03                               4668  HCD     3503
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 04                               4668  HCD     3504
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 05                               4668  HCD     3505
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 06                               4668  HCD     3506
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 07                               4668  HCD     3507
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 08                               4668  HCD     3508
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 09                               4668  HCD     3509
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 10                               4668  HCD     3510
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 11                               4668  HCD     3511
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 12                               4668  HCD     3512
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 13                               4668  HCD     3513
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 14                               4668  HCD     3514
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 15                               4668  HCD     3515
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 16                               4668  HCD     3516
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 17                               4668  HCD     3517
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 18                               4668  HCD     3518
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 19                               4668  HCD     3519
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 20                               4668  HCD     3520
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 21                               4668  HCD     3521
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 22                               4668  HCD     3522
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 23                               4668  HCD     3523
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 24                               4668  HCD     3524
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 25                               4668  HCD     3525
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 26                               4668  HCD     3526
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 27                               4668  HCD     3527
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 28                               4668  HCD     3528
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 29                               4668  HCD     3529
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Network Switch ID 30                               4668  HCD     3530
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
0.5m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable         4668  HCE     3735
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable           4668  HCE     3736
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
3m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable           4668  HCE     3737
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
7m Molex Direct Attach Copper SFP+ Cable           4668  HCE     3738
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
0.6m Yellow Cat5e Cable                            4668  HCD     3791
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1.5m Yellow Cat5e Cable                            4668  HCD     3792
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
3m Yellow Cat5e Cable                              4668  HCD     3793
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m Yellow Cat5e Cable                             4668  HCD     3794
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m Yellow Cat5e Cable                             4668  HCD     3795
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
0.6m Green Cat5e Cable                             4668  HCD     3796
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1.5m Green Cat5e Cable                             4668  HCD     3797
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
3m Green Cat5e Cable                               4668  HCD     3798
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m Green Cat5e Cable                              4668  HCD     3799
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m Green Cat5e Cable                              4668  HCD     3800
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
0.6m Blue Cat5e Cable                              4668  HCD     3801
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1.5m Blue Cat5e Cable                              4668  HCD     3802
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
3m Blue Cat5e Cable                                4668  HCD     3803
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m Blue Cat5e Cable                               4668  HCD     3804
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m Blue Cat5e Cable                               4668  HCD     3805
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IDPX S2S Ducting (left)                            4668  HCD     4949
                                                         HCE
iDPx Short Pocket Filler with Perf                 4668  HCD     5052
                                                         HCE
IBM 10GbE SW SFP+ Transceiver                      4668  HCE     5721
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
SOFS Solution Code MFG Instruction                 4668  HCD     6124
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
SAP-BWA Solution Code MFG Instruction              4668  HCD     6125
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
InfoSphere-BWA Solution Code MFG Instruction       4668  HCD     6126
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
GMAS Solution Code MFG Instruction                 4668  HCD     6127
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBW-SSD Solution Code MFG Instruction              4668  HCD     6128
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Cloudburst Solution Code MFG Instruction           4668  HCD     6129
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
SoNAS Solution Code MFG Instruction                4668  HCD     6130
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
Cable                                              4668  HCD     6201
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power
Cable                                              4668  HCD     6204
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
Cable                                              4668  HCD     6263
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
Cable                                              4668  HCD     6311
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
System x iDataPlex Solution                        4668  HCD     7018
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Integrate Network Switch in MFG                    4668  HCD     7829
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Customer Solution Center Services                  4668  HCD     7831
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
e1350 Special Bid Solution Component               4668  HCD     7929
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Consolidate Shipment                               4668  HCD     8031
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
e1350 Solution Component                           4668  HCD     8034
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
TAA Compliant Order                                4668  HCD     8067
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Integrate in manufacturing                         4668  HCD     8971
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Ship Uninstalled (Safety)                          4668  HCD     8972
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
InfoSphere-BWA R2 Solution Code Mfg Instruction    4668  HCD     A0ZZ
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
System x Cluster Upgrade                           4668  HCD     A103
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Integrated Solutions - Microsoft                   4668  HCD     A192
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
Integrated Solutions                               4668  HCD     A193
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
1m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                  4668  HCD     A1DS
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
5m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                  4668  HCD     A1DT
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                 4668  HCD     A1DU
                                                         HCE
IntraRack CAT6 Cable Service                       4668  HCD     A1MR
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m CAT6 Yellow Cable                              4668  HCD     A1MS
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m CAT6 Green Cable                               4668  HCD     A1MT
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
10m CAT6 Blue Cable                                4668  HCD     A1MU
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m CAT6 Yellow Cable                              4668  HCD     A1MV
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m CAT6 Green Cable                               4668  HCD     A1MW
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
25m CAT6 Blue Cable                                4668  HCD     A1MX
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
High Performance Analytics Appliance               4668  HCD     A1NN
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
BCFC for SCEntry Solution                          4668  HCD     A2EE
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
BladeCenter Foundation for Cloud                   4668  HCD     A2HM
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM Smart Analytics 5700                           4668  HCD     A2VZ
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
System x Integrated Offering for Cloud             4668  HCD     A39S
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM Integrated Platform HPC Solution               4668  HCD     A3BA
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM GNRx Solution                                  4668  HCD     A3BB
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM Netezza® Network Analytics Accelerator (NAA)   4668  HCD     A3BC
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
IBM BigInsights™ Integrated Cluster                4668  HCD     A3BD
                                                         HCE
                                                         HCF
                                                         HCG
QLogic 12200 4-point Rack Mount Kit (26"- 33.25")  0449  HCD     A4H8
Mellanox 1U Switch Enterprise Rack Air Duct Kit    0724  HCF     A4HJ
Mellanox SX60xx/10xx 75mm Recessed Enterprise Rack
Mount Kit                                          0724  HCG     A4HK
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   0724  HCF     A4HS
                                                         HCG
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   0724  HCF     A4HT
                                                         HCG
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              0724  HCF     A4MA
                                                         HCG
xIOC High Density Solution                         7309  HCE     A4P1
Switch Seal Kit                                    0449  HCD     A4WX
                                                         HCN
Switch Seal Kit                                    0724  HCA     A4WX
                                                         HCG
Switch Seal Kit                                    7309  HCC     A4WX
                                                         HC2
                                                         HCM
                                                         HCE
 

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 5455 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
QLogic QLE7340 single-port 4X QDR IB x8 PCI-E 2.0
HCA                                                5455  AC1     5763
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Single-port QSFP FDR10 IB
HCA                                                5455  AC1     A2F6
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Dual-port QSFP FDR10 IB
HCA                                                5455  AC1     A2F7
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Dual-port QSFP+ 40GbE
Adapter                                            5455  AC1     A2F8
                                                         MC1
Brocade 1860 Dual-port SFP+ 10GbE Fabric Adapter   5455  AC1     A3G7
                                                         MC1
Brocade 1860 Single-port SFP+ 10GbE Fabric Adapter 5455  AC1     A3GE
                                                         MC1
Mellanox Connect-IB Dual-port QSFP FDR IB PCI-E
3.0 x16 HCA                                        5455  AC1     A44E
                                                         MC1

The following are features already announced for the 0446, 0449, 0724, 0750, 1410, 1723, 1754, 4668, 5455, 5456, 5460, 7143, 7147, 7158, 7164, 7197, 7200, 7309, 7825, 7912, 7914, 7915, 7918, 8721, 8722, 8737, and 8852 machine types:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature

IntraRack CAT5E Cable Service                      7164  AC1     2323
                                                         MC1
10m Tyco Straight MRJ21-to-Angled MRJ21 Cable      7164  AC1     3719
                                                         MC1
30m Tyco Straight MRJ21-to-Angled MRJ21 Cable      7164  AC1     3720
                                                         MC1
3m Tyco Straight MRJ21-to-Angled MRJ21 Cable       7164  AC1     3721
                                                         MC1
Juniper SFP+ SR 10GbE Transceiver                  7164  AC1     5722
                                                         MC1
SFP+ 10 GbE Passive DAC 1m (Juniper Twinax Copper
Cable)                                             7164  AC1     5986
                                                         MC1
SFP+ 10 GbE Passive DAC 3m (Juniper Twinax Copper
Cable)                                             7164  AC1     5987
                                                         MC1
SFP+ 10 GbE Passive DAC 7m (Juniper Twinax Copper
Cable)                                             7164  AC1     5988
                                                         MC1
0.5m IBM QSFP Copper Cable                         7164  AC1     A0RC
                                                         MC1
1m IBM QSFP Copper Cable                           7164  AC1     A0RD
                                                         MC1
3m IBM QSFP Copper Cable                           7164  AC1     A0RE
                                                         MC1
1m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                  7164  AC1     A1DS
                                                         MC1
5m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                  7164  AC1     A1DT
                                                         MC1
25m LC-LC Fiber Cable (networking)                 7164  AC1     A1DU
                                                         MC1
1m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       5455  AC1     A25A
                                                         MC1
1m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
3m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       5455  AC1     A25B
                                                         MC1
3m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
5m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       5455  AC1     A25C
                                                         MC1
5m IBM Active DAC SFP+ Cable                       7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Single-port QSFP FDR IB
HCA                                                5455  AC1     A2YE
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Single-port QSFP FDR IB
HCA                                                7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Dual-port QSFP FDR IB HCA  5455  AC1     A2YF
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Dual-port QSFP FDR IB HCA  7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
1m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7164  AC1     A2YG
                                                         MC1
1m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7918  AC1
                                                         MC1
3m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7164  AC1     A2YH
                                                         MC1
0.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7164  AC1     A2YJ
                                                         MC1
3m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable    7164  AC1     A2YL
                                                         MC1
5m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable    7164  AC1     A2YM
                                                         MC1
10m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable   7164  AC1     A2YN
                                                         MC1
15m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable   7164  AC1     A2YP
                                                         MC1
20m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable   7164  AC1     A2YQ
                                                         MC1
30m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable   7164  AC1     A2YR
                                                         MC1
50m Mellanox QSFP Optical FDR14 InfiniBand Cable   7164  AC1     A2YS
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Dual-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            5455  AC1     A2ZQ
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Dual-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        5455  AC1     A4H3
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            5455  AC1     A4H4
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+) 10GbE PCI-E 3.0
Adapter                                            8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        5455  AC1     A4H5
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
Chelsio T580-LP-CR Dual-port (QSFP+) 40GbE PCI-E
3.0 Adapter                                        8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
400GB DDN 6Gb/s SLC SSD Drive Module for SS7K      0750  HC5     A4H7
QLogic 12200 4-point Rack Mount Kit (26"- 33.25")  0449  HCN     A4H8
LG-E ES-4052G Recessed Enterprise Rack Mount Kit   4668  HCC     A4HC
Mellanox 1U Switch Enterprise Rack Air Duct Kit    0724  HC9     A4HJ
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   0724  HC9     A4HS
                                                         HCA
                                                         HCB
                                                         HCC
                                                         HCH
                                                         HCJ
                                                         HCP
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   1410  HEA
                                                         HEB
                                                         HPA
                                                         HPB
                                                         RC2
                                                         RC4
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7197  RC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7200  RC4
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7825  RC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7918  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8721  HC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8852  HC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   0724  HC9     A4HT
                                                         HCA
                                                         HCB
                                                         HCC
                                                         HCH
                                                         HCJ
                                                         HCP
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   1410  HEA
                                                         HEB
                                                         HPA
                                                         HPB
                                                         RC2
                                                         RC4
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7197  RC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7200  RC4
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7825  RC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   7918  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8721  HC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14
InfiniBand Cable                                   8852  HC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            5455  AC1     A4K1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port SFP+ 10GbE
Adapter                                            8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              0724  HC9     A4MA
                                                         HCA
                                                         HCB
                                                         HCC
                                                         HCH
                                                         HCJ
                                                         HCP
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              1410  HEA
                                                         HEB
                                                         HPA
                                                         HPB
                                                         RC2
                                                         RC4
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              5460  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7143  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7147  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7158  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7164  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7197  RC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7200  RC4
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7825  RC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              7918  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              8721  HC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              8722  AC1
                                                         MC1
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper FDR14 InfiniBand
Cable                                              8852  HC1
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        0446  HC3     A4P0
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        1410  RC2
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        1723  HC1
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        1754  HC3
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        5456  HC1
xIOC Rack Mount Solution R1                        7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
xIOC High Density Solution                         1410  HEB     A4P1
                                                         HPB
xIOC High Density Solution                         5455  AC1
                                                         MC1
xIOC High Density Solution                         7309  HCC
xIOC High Density Solution                         7915  AC1
                                                         MC1
xIOC Flex Solution                                 1410  HEB     A4P2
                                                         HPB
xIOC Flex Solution                                 1723  HC1
xIOC Flex Solution                                 8721  HC1
xIOC Flex Solution                                 8737  AC1
                                                         MC1
Integrated Solutions PH-1                          1410  RC2     A4P3
Integrated Solutions PH-2                          1410  RC2     A4P4
CAT5E IntraRack Cable Service                      1410  RC2     A4RA
CAT6 IntraRack Cable Service                       1410  RC2     A4RB
1U Rack pass through bracket                       1410  HPB     A4WU
                                                         HEB
42U 1100mm Deep Dynamic Rack cable management
  bracket kit                                      1410  HPB     A4WV
                                                         HEB
Cable installation tool for racks                  1410  HPB     A4WW
                                                         HEB
Cable Management Bracket for non-IBM Rack          1410  HPB     A4WY
                                                         HEB
 
 
The following are newly announced features on the specified models
of the IBM xSeries 3331 machine type:
 
Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable                           3331  HC1     A4HS
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable                           3331  HC1     A4HT
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable                           3331  HC1     A4MA
Mellanox 1U Switch Enterprise Rack
  Air Duct Kit                                     3331  HC1     A4HJ
Mellanox SX60xx/10xx 75mm Recessed
  Enterprise Rack Mount Kit                        3331  HC1     A4HK
400GB DDN 6Gb/s SLC SSD Drive Module
  for SS7K                                         3331  HC1     A4H7
Intel 12200 Enterprise Rack Mount
  Kit (26"-33.25")                                 3331  HC1     A4H8
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+)
  10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter                          3331  HC1     A4H3
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+)
  10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter                          3331  HC1     A4H4
Chelsio T580-LP-CR-Dual-port (QSFP+)
  40GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter                          3331  HC1     A4H5
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port
  SFP+ 10GbE Adapter                               3331  HC1     A4K1
Edge-Core ECS4510 Dual-port 10GbE
  Uplink Module                                    3331  HC1     A4H6
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply
  (PSE)                                            3331  HC1     A4HQ
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply
  (oPSE)                                           3331  HC1     A4HR
Edge-Core ECS iDPx Rack Mount Hardwa
  - Kit 1                                          3331  HC1     A4H9
Edge-Core ECS Enterprise Rack Mount
  Hardware - Kit 1                                 3331  HC1     A4HA
Edge-Core ECS5610 Recessed Enterpris
  Rack Mount Hardware                              3331  HC1     A4HH
LG-E ES-4052G Recessed Enterprise Ra
  Mount Kit                                        3331  HC1     A4HC
Note:  The following are available only on the IBM Intelligent Cluster
and System x iDataPlex.
 
 
Description                                                 SEO
 
Edge-Core ECS4110-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)                      4668025
Edge-Core ECS4510-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)                      4668026
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (PSE)                    4668027
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (oPSE)                   4668028
Description                            Type Mod Feat  Number   Number
 
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable               3331 HC1 A4HS  00AE031  00AE031
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable               3331 HC1 A4HT  00AE035  00AE035
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Copper
  FDR14 InfiniBand Cable               3331 HC1 A4MA  00AE051  00AE051
Mellanox 1U Switch Enterprise Rack
  Air Duct Kit                         3331 HC1 A4HJ  00AE039  00AE039
Mellanox SX60xx/10xx 75mm Recessed
  Enterprise Rack Mount Kit            3331 HC1 A4HK  00AE043  00AE043
400GB DDN 6Gb/s SLC SSD Drive Module
  for SS7K                             3331 HC1 A4H7  00AE025  00AE025
Intel 12200 Enterprise Rack Mount
  Kit (26"-33.25")                     3331 HC1 A4H8  00AE029  00AE029
Chelsio T520-LL-CR Dual-port (SFP+)
  10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter              3331 HC1 A4H3  46W0609  46W0609
Chelsio T540-CR Quad-port (SFP+)
  10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter              3331 HC1 A4H4  46W0615  46W0615
Chelsio T580-LP-CR-Dual-port (QSFP+)
  40GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adapter              3331 HC1 A4H5  46W0620  46W0620
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Single-port
  SFP+ 10GbE Adapter                   3331 HC1 A4K1  00AE047  00AE047
Edge-Core ECS4510 Dual-port 10GbE
  Uplink Module                        3331 HC1 A4H6  46W0652  46W0652
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply
  (PSE)                                3331 HC1 A4HQ  46W0648  46W0648
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w Power Supply
  (oPSE)                               3331 HC1 A4HR  46W0650  46W0650
Edge-Core ECS iDPx Rack Mount Hardware
  - Kit 1                              3331 HC1 A4H9  46W0656  46W0656
Edge-Core ECS Enterprise Rack Mount
  Hardware - Kit 1                     3331 HC1 A4HA  46W0660  46W0660
Edge-Core ECS5610 Recessed Enterprise
  Rack Mount Hardware                  3331 HC1 A4HH  00AE021  00AE021
LG-E ES-4052G Recessed Enterprise Rack
  Mount Kit                            3331 HC1 A4HC  00AE001  00AE001

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-157


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Online training for Intelligent Cluster is available at

http://www-306.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search_results&rowS tart=0&rowsToReturn=20&searchString=cluster+1350


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Global Technology Services®

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.

System x and BladeCenter support services

Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x technology, include the support services you need -- to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service-level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

For more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/services.html


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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Physical specifications for the 1410-PRB Enterprise Rack

Approximate external dimensions

IBM 42U 1100 mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack

IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger V2 for 9363 Rack - 1756-42X

Standards
EMC compliance strategy

Typical configurations of the Linux cluster will be tested under the Class A requirement plus jurisdictional regulations for offer of sale in all markets.

Product safety regulatory compliance strategy

The Intelligent Cluster will meet the jurisdictional regulations for offer of sale in all traditional and targeted markets.

Linux will also meet the NEC and regional code requirements identified in N-B2-4700-037, Power Systems National Requirements.

Operating environment

3 If Option machine type 4671-001 is selected, sound power is 8.3 bels.

Power requirements (per rack)

When deploying the following network switches:

The following Noise Hazard Notice notification applies:


Note: Government regulations (such as those prescribed by OSHA or European Community Directives) may govern noise level exposure in the workplace and may apply to you and your server installation. This IBM system is available with an optional acoustical door feature that can help reduce the sound emitted from this system. The actual sound pressure levels in your installation depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of racks in the installation, the size, materials, and configuration of the room, the noise levels from other equipment, the room ambient temperature, and employees' location in relation to the equipment. Further, compliance with such government regulations also depends upon a variety of additional factors, including the duration of employees' exposure and whether employees wear hearing protection. IBM recommends that you consult with qualified experts in this field to determine whether you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.
Homologation
Hardware requirements

For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:

Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.

For service, the server requires a compatible:

When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly via a console.

Lift specifications

The following require a lift tool.

Note: Any chassis above 54.89 kg (121 lb) requires a lift tool.

For high-weight switches, plan to provide a lift for installation, removal, and replacement services. Lift specifications should meet the following:

Height -      Stowed                    5 ft 7.5 in
              Maximum forks down        8 ft 3 in
              Maximum forks up         10 ft .5 in
              Minimum forks down       3.5 in
 
Load capacity
              Up to 400 lb

Note: Due to the weights of these devices, parts may be delayed in shipment.

Software requirements

Supported operating systems

IBM General Parallel File System delivers superior scalability and performance

Offering

GPFS is a high-performance cluster file system for homogeneous and heterogeneous clusters of AIX® , Linux , and Microsoft Windows nodes that gives users shared access to files spanning multiple disk drives. By dividing individual files into blocks and reading/writing these blocks in parallel across multiple disks, GPFS delivers very high bandwidth. In addition, multiple data paths can also eliminate single points of failure, making GPFS highly available for mission-critical applications. GPFS is based on a shared disk model, offering lower overhead access to disks not directly attached to the application nodes, and using a distributed protocol to provide data coherence for access from any node.

GPFS also incorporates a powerful ILM policy engine, which enables complex policy-based placement and file-based migration, without path changes, between multiple tiers of storage, including tape. Additionally, GPFS includes hardware-independent snapshots and mirroring functions, enabling clients to better virtualize storage hardware.

Target market

The era of smarter computing is here, and it is being driven by the need for more data and faster data access. Low-latency application performance in applications such as life sciences, real-time analytics, rich media, seismic processing, weather forecasting, telecommunications, and financial markets requires high-performance storage architectures.

Clients in these segments span nearly all industries (Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Chemicals and Petroleum, Electronics, Education, Government, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Retail, Media and Entertainment, Financial Services, and many others).

Big data and analytics applications are becoming more common as enterprises capture and gather more real-time data, and perform more complex analytics on that data in order to develop competitive advantage. The need for a high-performance file system that enables scalable and reliable high-speed access and the ability to manage all that data is crucial for leveraging all of this information to make actionable decisions.

An additional driver of big data is the growing need to access and manage highly fragmented data sources, some that are near line, others that are streaming in real time. This data spans beyond traditional data centers into vast wide area networks that span the globe.

Applications using GPFS span proprietary credit card transaction and banking applications, streaming digital television and pre-production/post-production video editing, computer-aided engineering, high availability databases, seismic and weather modeling, retail inventory and sales analysis, and more.

GPFS was originally designed for streaming media, then was used for high-performance computing, and is now used in nearly all industries for a variety of mission-critical applications.

GPFS is targeted to high-performance computing and commercial applications where clients have chosen AIX , Linux , or Windows as the computing platform and require parallel access to data from any server in the cluster and high-speed file I/O to parallel jobs running across multiple nodes.

Value proposition

GPFS delivers fast, reliable data access from all nodes in a homogeneous or heterogeneous cluster of servers running the AIX , Linux , or Windows operating systems. GPFS enables applications' simultaneous access to a set of files, even a single file, from any node that has the GPFS file system mounted while offering a high level of control over all file system operations. Additionally, GPFS provides extreme scaling across numerous metrics, including I/O performance, file or file system size, numbers of files, numbers of nodes, and execution of complex ILM policies. All of these features together offer different value to different classes of client needs, such as:

Ordering information

Program name/Description                              Part number

IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture V3.5                     BH040EN
GPFS Server 10 Processor Value Unit Lic + SW S&S      D091MLL
 12 Mo
GPFS Server 10 Processor Value Unit Annual SW S&S     E06VULL
 Rnwl
GPFS Server 10 Processor Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate  D091NLL
 12 Mo
GPFS Client 10 Processor Value Unit Lic + SW S&S      D091RLL
 12 Mo
GPFS Client 10 Processor Value Unit Annual SW S&S     E06VWLL
 Rnwl
GPFS Client 10 Processor Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate  D091SLL
 12 Mo
GPFS FPO 10 Processor Value Unit Lic + SW S&S         D0VEALL
 12 Mo
GPFS FPO 10 Processor Value Unit Annual SW S&S        E0F83LL
 Rnwl
GPFS FPO 10 Processor Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate     D0VEBLL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage® customers: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive one copy of the corresponding media pack.

Server and Client

Entitled maintenance offerings

Description                                               Part number
 
General Parallel File System Server                       D091MLL
   10 Processor Value Units LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
General Parallel File System Server                       E06VULL
   10 Processor Value Units ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
General Parallel File System Server                       D091NLL
   10 Processor Value Units SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO
General Parallel File System Client                       D091RLL
   10 Processor Value Units LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
General Parallel File System Client                       E06VWLL
   10 Processor Value Units ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
General Parallel File System Client                       D091SLL
   10 Processor Value Units SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO
General Parallel File System FPO                          D0VEALL
   10 Processor Value Units LIC+SW MAINT 12 MO
General Parallel File System FPO                          E0F83LL
   10 Processor Value Units ANNUAL SW MAINT RNWL
General Parallel File System FPO                          D0VEBLL
   10 Processor Value Units SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 MO
 
 
Media pack

Description                                      Part number
 
IBM General Parallel File System V3.5 on x86     BH040EN
 Architecture

Software options



                                                          OTC
                                                  Supply  billing
Program number and                                feature feature SEO
feature description                               number  number  number
 
5641-A07 IBM General Parallel File System
         for x86 Architecture
         GPFS Server Per 10 Proc Value Units      6005     0142  68Y9124
            with 1 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Server Per 250 10 Proc Value Units  6005     0143  68Y9126
            with 1 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Client Per 10 Proc Value Units      6004     0140  68Y9128
           with 1 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Client Per 250 10 Proc Value Units  6004     0141  68Y9130
           with 1 Year SW S&S
5641-A07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5809     0440  00Y4512
           FPO, Per 10 PVU with 1 Yr SW S&S
5641-A07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5809     0445  00Y4513
           FPO, Per 250, 10 PVU with 1 Yr SW S&S
5641-B07  IBM General Parallel File System
           for x86 Architecture V3.x
         GPFS Server Per 10 Proc Value Units      5809     0208  80Y9469
              with 3 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Server Per 250, 10 Proc Value Units 5809     0210  80Y9470
              with 3 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Client Per 10 Proc Value Units      5819     0207  80Y9471
              with 3 Year SW S&S
         GPFS Client Per 250, 10 Proc Value Units 5819     0209  80Y9472
               with 3 Year SW S&S
5641-B07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5829     0441  00Y4516
               FPO, Per 10 PVU with 3 Yr SW S&S
5641-B07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5829     0446  00Y4517
               FPO, Per 250, 10 PVU with 3 Yr SW S&S
5641-C07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5819     0444  00Y4520
               Server, Per 10 PVU with 5 Yr SW S&S
5641-C07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5809     0447  00Y4523
               Client, Per 250, 10 PVU with 5 Yr SW S&S
5641-C07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5829     0443  00Y4524
              FPO, Per 10 PVU with 5 Yr SW S&S
5641-C07  IBM GPFS on x86 Architecture            5829     0448  00Y4525
              FPO, Per 250, 10 PVU with 5 Yr SW S&S

For more information, refer to:

GPFS web page

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/gpfs/resources.html

GPFS FAQ

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/clresctr/vxrx/topic/com.ibm.cluster.gpfs.doc/g pfs_faqs/gpfsclustersfaq.html

GPFS information center

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/clresctr/vxrx/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.cluster .gpfs.doc/gpfsbooks.html

xCat for IBM Intelligent Cluster

xCAT is a scalable distributed computing management and provisioning tool that provides a unified interface for hardware control, discovery, and OS diskful or diskfree deployment. xCAT has been deploying and managing large Linux systems for a number of years. xCAT is an open source management tool available from SourceForge.net that offers a powerful customizable architecture licensed under the Eclipse Public License, one of the more flexible licenses available for open source software.

IBM Support for xCAT provides world-class technical support for Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT) 2, the open source cluster management tool available from SourceForge. IBM Support for xCAT delivers the technical support clients need to confidently manage their large systems. IBM Support for xCAT enables you to optimize the value you get from the open source community and IBM , through unparalleled choice on software and choice on support. IBM Support for xCAT offers two tiers of IBM support:

IBM Support for xCAT offers clients who are interested in using pure open source technology the comfort of having IBM support available when they need it.

Passport Advantage
 
Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5724-V63      2.0.0    IBM Enhanced Support for xCAT
5724-V64      2.0.0    IBM Elite Support for xCAT
 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

IBM Enhanced Support for xCAT Server 2 Contacts
  SW Support 12 Month                                      D04X5LL
IBM Elite Support for xCAT Server Unlimited Contacts
  SW Support 12 Month                                      D04X6LL
Compatibility

All components of the IBM Intelligent Cluster are compatible when purchased as a supported IBM Intelligent Cluster solution.

Limitations

IBM Intelligent Cluster

Note: Regarding the use of SSDs, solid-state memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of write cycles each cell can incur. As a result, each solid-state device has a maximum amount of write cycles to which it can be subjected, documented as total bytes written (TBW). IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached the maximum guaranteed number of write cycles. This limit may be revealed as the device failing to respond to system-generated commands or becoming incapable of being written to. Additional information is available at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/storage/solidstate/index.html

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Installation of hardware components is provided by IBM on the 1410 and 7825 machine types. Installation of hardware options within specific server nodes is a customer responsibility if not purchased as part of a manufacturing install service. Clients are responsible for preparing their site for installation.

IBM offers warranty support or service for the IBM and non-IBM products and options announced as part of the offering. To obtain solution-level support, contact IBM using the solution rack machine type and serial. IBM machine types supported as part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster solution carry their own warranty terms for on-site and CRU.

You must obtain the prerequisite version of the Linux operating system and device drivers as specified by IBM . You can install the required Linux operating system, device drivers, GPFS , and CSM software, use optional Linux cluster installation services to have IBM install it, or have a qualified IBM Business Partner perform the service.

You are expected to review the Installation Planning Guide before the delivery of your IBM Intelligent Cluster . The customer's responsibilities must be verified as complete before scheduling an IBM installer to come on site.

Visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/cluster/

Important

The Intelligent Cluster is a highly customized solution that tests a best recipe of supported hardware and software components and code levels. In order to maintain full support of your Intelligent Cluster , it is important that the solution hardware and software levels remain at the best recipe level. Unless specifically directed to do so by the IBM Support team, do not apply any firmware or BIOS upgrades to your system or modify the software operating system. In addition, do not add content to your cluster that is not part of the tested recipe and without contacting your sales team for an expert review of the content changes you would like to make.

You can review the supported code levels and hardware components for the Intelligent Cluster by visiting the support web page and choosing Intelligent Cluster .

For information on the supported versions visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/overview

Select downloads, and select the release of best recipe that is associated to the ship date of your Intelligent Cluster .

Cable orders

All cables are supplied with the IBM Intelligent Cluster . Depending on the applications, the cables may be fully installed, partially installed (plugged at one end and packaged for shipping), or included as part of a shipment group.

Installability

Setup and installation of the IBM Intelligent Cluster hardware are provided by IBM on the 1410 machine type.

When the heat exchange door is part of the IBM Intelligent Cluster Solution, IBM will only attach the door to the rack.

Packaging
IBM Intelligent Cluster shipping contents
 
  CD/Pubs Pack
       IBM Intelligent Cluster information
       IBM International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs
       IBM Statement of Limited Warranty
       IBM Warranty Information Sheet for IBM Intelligent Cluster
       IBM International Program License Agreement
  Poly bag - generic
  Installation Information Flyer
  Safety manual

Security, auditability, and control

This offering uses the security and auditability features from standard IBM offerings and supported Linux distributions.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24x7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits via either the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from their systems, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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IBM Global Financing

Yes

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM .

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

Warranty Information
P.O. Box 12195
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Warranty period


Note: For configurations that support the RAID battery, the RAID battery will be warranted for one year effective on its "Date of Installation." All other product warranty terms for the machine remain unchanged.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

The following have been designated as consumables, supply items, or structural parts and therefore not covered by this warranty:

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information.

The type of service is Customer Replaceable Unit (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive) Service and On-site Service.

Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) Service

IBM provides a replacement CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. A CRU is designated as being either a Tier 1 (mandatory) or a Tier 2 (optional) CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs, as specified in this announcement, is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your machine.

Based upon availability, a CRU will be shipped for next business day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts or features have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs:

On-site Service

At IBM's discretion you will receive CRU Service or IBM or your reseller will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. If required, On-site Repair is provided, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site Service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where On-site Service is not available, the normal in-country service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378) to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

Calls must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time in order to qualify for NBD service.

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service (IWS) is available in selected countries or regions.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased.

Under IWS, warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the IWS-eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

To determine the eligibility of your machine and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=GCOR-3FBJK2

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034, dated September 25, 2001 .

Licensing

Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

ServicePac® , ServiceSuite® , ServiceElect, and ServiceElite

ServicePac , ServiceSuite , ServiceElect, and ServiceElite provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

Warranty service upgrade

During the warranty period, a warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the On-site Service levels specified below.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Maintenance service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts.

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

During the warranty period, a warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of On-site Service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts.

A CRU will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU Service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated for your machine.

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Maintenance service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service, depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines On-site Service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU Service

If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM . When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 15 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Non-IBM parts support

Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to its customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services

Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, or memory) installed within IBM machines covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Machine Code

IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM System x technical support website

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable Machine Code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated Machine Code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Access to IBM Flex System fix downloads will be granted upon entitlement validation. The terms and conditions for fixes will be covered under the License Agreement for Machine Code, International Program License Agreement, International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs, and/or other terms provided with the fix, as applicable.

Educational allowance

None



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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

Note: The following are available only on the IBM Intelligent Cluster and System x iDataPlex .



                                                         Initial
                                                         MES/
                                           SEO           Both         RP
Description                                number        support  CSU MES

Edge-Core ECS4110-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)     4668025       Initial  Y
Edge-Core ECS4510-52T 1GbE Switch (SE)     4668026       Initial  Y
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (PSE)   4668027       Initial  Y
Edge-Core ECS5610-52S 10GbE Switch (oPSE)  4668028       Initial  Y
 

                                                        Initial
                                                        MES/
                                        SEO             Both         RP
Description                             number          support  CSU MES

Chelsio T520-LL-CR DP 10GbE
   PCI-E 3.0 Adpt                       46W0609         Initial   Yes
Chelsio T540-CR QP 10GbE PCI-E 3.0 Adpt 46W0615         Initial   Yes
Chelsio T580-LP-CR DP 40GbE
   PCI-E 3.0 Adpt                       46W0620         Initial   Yes
400GB DDN 6Gb/s SLC SSD for SS7K        00AE025         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w PS (PSE)         46W0648         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS5610 400w PS (oPSE)        46W0650         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS4510 DP 10GbE Uplink Mod   46W0652         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS iDPx Rack Mount
   HW - Kit 1                           46W0656         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS Ent Rack Mount HW - Kit 1 46W0660         Initial   Yes
LG-E ES-4052G Recessed Ent Rack
   Mount Kit                            00AE001         Initial   Yes
Edge-Core ECS5610 Recessed Ent Rack
  Mount Kit                             00AE021         Initial   Yes
Intel 12200 Ent Rack Mount Kit
  (26"-33.25")                          00AE029         Initial   Yes
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN SP 10GbE Adpt    00AE047         Initial   Yes
0.75m Mellanox QSFP Passive Cu  FDR14
  IB Cable                              00AE031         Initial   Yes
1.25m Mellanox QSFP Passive Cu
  FDR14 IB Cable                        00AE035         Initial   Yes
1.5m Mellanox QSFP Passive Cu
  FDR14 IB Cable                        00AE051         Initial   Yes
Mellanox 1U Switch Ent Rack
  Air Duct Kit                          00AE039         Initial   Yes
Mellanox SX60xx/10xx 75mm Recessed
  Ent Rack Mount Kit                    00AE043         Initial   Yes
 

Maintenance charges

For additional information on maintenance and pricing, contact your IBM Sales Representative or your IBM Business Partner, or call 1-800-IBM-CALL (1-800-426-2255).

ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance

ServicePac for Warranty and Maintenance

4668-HCD 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG907 675689R
4668-025 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG907 675689R
4668-HCE 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG907 675689R
4668-026 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG907 675689R
4668-HCF 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG909 675689S
4668-027 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG909 675689S
4668-HCG 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG909 675689S
4668-028 3 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG909 675689S
 
ServicePac for Maintenance Agreement

4668-HCD 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG908 6756FAJ
4668-025 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG908 6756FAJ
4668-HCE 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG908 6756FAJ
4668-026 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG908 6756FAJ
4668-HCF 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG910 6756FAK
4668-027 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG910 6756FAK
4668-HCG 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG910 6756FAK
4668-028 1 Year Onsite Repair 24x7 4 Hour Response 00GG910 6756FAK

For Intelligent Cluster ServicePac information, visit

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/its/html/servicepac_americas.html

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology lifecycle.



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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
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For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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