IBM PureApplication System W1700 product family offers new 32-core and 64-core models

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-311
July 30, 2013

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Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
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At a glance
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IBM® PureApplication™ System W1700 delivers the following function and features:

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IBM PureApplication System W1700 ( PureApplication System) is an expert integrated system. It combines the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of a cloud, and the simplicity of an appliance. Integrated expertise throughout the system can help fundamentally change the economics of IT. The PureApplication System comes integrated from the IBM factory, architected by IBM experts.

This integration helps remove the need for expensive and time-consuming interaction between multiple teams in a traditional IT organization.

Designing, developing, and deploying a web or database application or an application environment often requires expertise to manually architect, install, configure, integrate, optimize, and scale the components of a multiserver deployment.

With PureApplication System, this process can be as simple as logging into a self-service console. The availability of self-service, deployment access raises a challenge for administrators to ensure that resources are used efficiently, responsibly, and fairly. To address this, PureApplication System enables administrators to control user access to hardware, software patterns, and licenses. Administrators can also set limits on usage, track usage for chargeback, and manage licenses through the PureApplication System console.

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Planned availability date
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September 13, 2013

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PureApplication System W1700-32 and W1700-64 models are members of an IBM family of products called expert integrated systems. These IBM solutions are designed to greatly simplify the tasks of designing, acquiring, using, and managing IT environments. When you purchase one of these systems, the design and implementation of a solution is handled by expert engineers in IBM . This shift in responsibility can enable IT managers to assign their workers with more strategic and productive assignments.

PureApplication System includes an integrated management system which is purpose built for PureApplication System. A unified console enables you to:

Pattern-based deployment is an important component of the PureApplication System. It enables the deployment and management of a multiserver application environment. Multiple types of patterns are supported in PureApplication System.

Virtual application patterns are application-centric. They require the user to enter only a few inputs, such as application artifacts and policies. Then, the pattern management system maps those inputs into a configured, running application environment. Virtual application patterns require no scripting.

Virtual system patterns are designed for IBM middleware. Based on individual virtual images built on the .ovf standard, these patterns are either shipped preassembled by IBM or created through use of the IBM Image Construction Tool. These patterns require some scripting that can give you additional control for situations that demand it.

PureApplication System is shipped in a fully assembled, cabled, integrated rack from IBM . The new models are available in these configurations:

You can upgrade from one configuration to the next by buying the appropriate upgrade. Upgrades can be completed without powering down the installed machine.

Each of these offerings comes with 26.4 TB of storage, divided between hard disks (24 TB) and solid state disks (2.4 TB). Technology built into PureApplication System helps to optimize the placement of data across these disks, such that data accessed most frequently and recently is stored on the faster solid state disks. The system monitors disk usage, helping to prevent hotspots and improve performance.

PureApplication System consolidates multiple types of workloads onto a single system. To ease the acquisition of IBM and ISV solutions optimized for use with PureApplication System, IBM created the PureSystems™ Centre. The PureSystems Centre is hosted at

The Centre allows PureApplication System users to search, browse, and acquire solutions to use in conjunction with PureApplication System.

The following products are delivered as integrated patterns, available for deployment on PureApplication System. A purchase of a particular configuration of PureApplication System includes entitlement to run the following products up to the total capacity of that configuration:

ISV applications optimized for use in PureApplication System can be found and acquired from PureSystems Centre.

Components in the PureApplication System are designed for redundancy, so that the system can recover from virtually any single failure.

The following patterns are available for use with the PureApplication System W1700. These patterns are separately entitled. Information is available on the PureSystems Centre:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Yes. IBM PureApplication System W1700-32 and W1700-64 models are capable as of September 13, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 5725-F46      V1.0.0  IBM PureApplication System W1700
                                      Machine     Part 
Description                           type-model  number
IBM PureApplication System W1700-32   8278-12X    D11A4LL
IBM PureApplication System W1700-64   8278-14X    D11A8LL

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Education support
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IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings.


For descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers, visit

Questions? Contact 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322).

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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The PureApplication System Information Roadmap is included with the PureApplication System W1700 software.

The PureApplication System Information Center is online effective September 13, 2013, at

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

System information

PureApplication System W1700

Electrical and power requirements

The following data represents the maximum label rated power requirements based on the hardware configuration in the PureApplication System rack. The actual power consumption will vary depending upon the workloads running on the system and the typical power consumption values are expected to be lower than the maximum rated power. When planning the electrical system, it is important to use maximum values to account for internal or environmental conditions that result in power consumption increasing beyond typical values.

200 to 240 (nominal) volts ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz

PureApplication System

Note All weights and measurements are approximate.

Standards compliance

The PureApplication System W1700 supports or complies to the following standards:

Equipment approvals and safety equipment approval and safety

Operating environment

The PureApplication System W1700 is designed to operate in the chassis and nodes are designed to meet ASHRAE Class A2.

Power® on1

Power off2

Storage (non-operating)

Shipment (non-operating)7

Chassis is powered on.
Chassis is removed from original shipping container and is installed but not in use, for example, during repair, maintenance, or upgrade.
A - Normal maximum operating temperature is 27 C. The system will continue to function up to 35 C, possibly with reduced performance. Derate maximum allowable temperature 1 C/175 m above 950 m.
Five degrees C/hr for data centers that employ tape drives and 20 C/hr for data centers employing disk drives.
The minimum humidity level for class A3 is the higher (more moisture) of the -12 C dew point and the 8% relative humidity. These intersect at approximately 25 C. Below this intersection (25 C), the dew point (-12 C) represents the minimum moisture level, while above it relative humidity (8%) is the minimum.
Moisture levels lower than 0.5 C DP, but not lower than -10 C DP or 8% relative humidity, can be accepted if appropriate control measures are implemented to limit the generation of static electricity on personnel and equipment in the data center. All personnel and mobile furnishings and equipment must be connected to ground via an appropriate static control system. The following items are considered the minimum requirements:
The equipment acclimation period is 1 hour per 20 C of temperature change from the shipping environment to the operating environment.
Condensation is acceptable, but not rain.

Cooling requirements


Solid state memory cells have an intrinsic, finite number of cell write cycles. The maximum number of write cycles for these devices is defined as total bytes written (TBW).

IBM is not responsible for replacement of hardware that has reached TBW. Device failure indications may include:

IBM official specifications for PureApplication System hardware

Contact your local representative for a copy of the IBM official published specifications for PureApplication System hardware.

Planning information

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group:
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
  PureApplication System             5725-F46

Passport Advantage

Note: Products and features may not be available in all countries and territories.

Program name/Description                                       number
PureApplication System W1700-32
 Appliance Install
  Appliance Install, maintenance + S&S 12 Mo                  D11A4LL
  Appliance maintenance + S&S renewal 12 Mo                   E0IB3LL
  Appliance maintenance + S&S reinstatement 12 Mo             D11A5LL
 Business Critical Service upgrade per Appliance Install
  Initial upgrade 12 Months                                   D11A6LL
  Subsequent upgrade 12 Months                                E0IB4LL
Hard Drive Retention Service upgrade
 per Appliance Install
  Initial 12 Months                                           D11A7LL
  Subsequent 12 Months                                        E0IB5LL
PureApplication System W1700-64
 Appliance Install
  Appliance Install, maintenance + S&S 12 Mo                  D11A8LL
  Appliance maintenance + S&S renewal 12 Mo                   E0IB6LL
  Appliance maintenance + S&S reinstatement 12 Mo             D11A9LL
PureApplication System W1700-64
  Upgrade with license, maintenance + S&S 12 Mo               D11AALL
  from IBM PureApplication System W1700-32
 Business Critical Service upgrade per Appliance Install
  Initial upgrade 12 Months                                   D11AELL
  Subsequent upgrade 12 Months                                E0IB7LL
Hard Drive Retention Service upgrade
 per Appliance Install
  Initial 12 Months                                           D11AFLL
  Subsequent 12 Months                                        E0IB8LL

Note: Country-specific items - keyboards, line cords, and power distribution units are provided, based upon the country code of the order.

Charge metric

Program name                      PID number  Charge metric
PureApplication System W1700      5725-F46    Per appliance install

Appliance Install

Appliance Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Appliance Install is an installed copy of the program that is included on a single unit of supporting hardware. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Appliance Install of the program.

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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Attachment for Appliance Service to Passport Advantage .

Consult the IBM Appliance Support Handbook for further details on Appliance Warranty Service Upgrade options. Visit

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.


IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information form number

PureApplication System W1700

The program License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies


Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM SWG Appliance Support Handbook found at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Appliance Subscription and Support (Appliance Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
Usage restriction

Yes. IBM has the sole right to replace the software components within PureApplication System with alternative software components during the support term of PureApplication System.

Adding, removing, or replacing hardware components of PureApplication System must be performed by IBM .

Appliance Maintenance, Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. For additional information on appliance services, consult the Appliance Services Attachment to Passport Advantage at
Software Subscription and Support applies


IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel


System i® Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

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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 from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

For more financing information, visit

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