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System x literature

Lenovo recently acquired IBM x86 products in the United States and other countries. IBM will continue to host x86-related content on ibm.com until migrated to Lenovo.
Based on consistent customer feedback in the CSAT x86-based Servers Study, System x satisfies customer demand for hardware quality; reliability; performance; virtualization, efficiency, scalability; and TCO effectively.

May 2015 | PDF | 309 KB
Technical white paper on SAP HANA TDI configuration guidelines for Lenovo System x servers and EMC VMAX storage.

May 2015 | PDF | 2 MB
For the first time, an all-SSD environment makes economic sense vs. HDDs, addressing the need to reduce both acquisition costs and operating expenses, while increasing reliability and performance.

April 2015 | PDF | 273 KB
Taking server diagnostics and management to a whole new level. Now, business-critical System x M5 models include an innovative new diagnostic tool—the Next Gen Light Path Diagnostics panel—which goes well beyond what even the older light path diagnostics ...

November 2014 | PDF | 682 KB
Taking server diagnostics and management to a whole new level. Now, business-critical System x M5 models include an innovative new diagnostic tool—the Next Gen Light Path Diagnostics panel—which goes well beyond what even the older light path diagnostics ...

September 2014 | PDF | 981 KB
This paper describes the System x energy efficiency features & their benefits.

September 2014 | PDF | 994 KB
This paper describes why IBM systems designed with the X-Architecture blueprint run faster—yet cooler—use less energy, are more reliable and easier to manage, better for virtualization than competitive servers, and offer a lower total cost of ownership (...

September 2014 | PDF | 1 MB
This paper examines the architecture & memory performance of the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 series. It investigates the challenges in detail & provides insights to end users to assist in enabling optimal performance. The paper examines memory ...

August 2014 | PDF | 809 KB
According to customers surveyed in this TBR paper, enterprises rely on IBM’s engineering and product expertise, proactive hardware management tools and support services. This white paper discusses these findings as evidenced by IBM’s No. 1 ranking in all ...

August 2014 | PDF | 711 KB
This paper positions our IBM X6 for the Government Industry.

July 2014 | PDF | 4 MB
This white paper, written by Frost & White with input from IBM, focuses on the important role the new X6 technology plays in the Consumer Products industry -- a complex, rapidly changing market.

June 2014 | PDF | 5 MB
This paper describes how the melding of industry-standard components with IBM innovation produces enterprise servers that offer a unique & superior set of capabilities with which to effectively manage your business.

May 2014 | PDF | 622 KB
To take advantage of flash memory’s high performance, HBase has integrated flash storage into its architecture with a bucket cache feature. This paper discusses a test to compare performance with and without a flash-based cache located on the disk ...

May 2014 | PDF | 1015 KB
IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the U.S. and other countries. IBM has partnered with the leaders in Big Data/Analytics software to provide the industry’s best business analytics solutions, tested on and optimized for IBM systems. This paper...

March 2014 | PDF | 546 KB
IBM has partnered with the leaders in Big Data/Analytics software to provide the industry’s best business analytics solutions, tested on and optimized for IBM systems. This paper describes those solution offerings.

February 2014 | PDF | 159 KB
iWARP offers comparable application level performance at 40 Gbps with the latest InfiniBand FDR speeds. Today, the iWARP protocol is available at 40Gbps & enables MPI apps to run unmodified over the familiar & preferred Ethernet technology (using Cheslsio...

November 2013 | PDF | 1 MB
IBM NeXtScale System, a powerful new addition to the IBM System x family, offers an innovative approach to maximum usable density. NeXtScale System can handle applications ranging from HPC/technical computing to grid deployments, analytics workloads to ...

October 2013 | PDF | 168 KB
This ITG Analyst report provides a detailed comparison of the Infrastructure to support SAP HANA solutions. Included in the report are both detailed technical and cost comparisons.

February 2013 | PDF | 2 MB
This Tolly Group white paper benchmarks the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 against three competing 10 GbE switches for latency, throughput, power, consumption, microburst buffer capacity and price performance. Read about implementing the BNT G81264 into ...

April 2011 | PDF | 555 KB
This paper is intended for anyone interested in the baseline performance of the IBM ServeRAID-M5025 SAS/SATA Controller, a high-performance RAID controller that supports 6Gbps SAS, and 3Gbps SAS and SATA II hard disk drives.

January 2011 | PDF | 393 KB

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