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IBM PowerLinux 7R2 * 2U, upto 3.55G 16C, upto 32GB, SAS/SATA

Product ID: 8246-L2S
Status: Withdrawn from Marketing

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Description:

The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 server delivers the outstanding performance of the IBM POWER7 processor in a dense, highly efficient 2U rack-optimized form factor for Linux customers. It is ideal for running multiple Linux infrastructure and application workloads, virtualized with PowerVM, more economically than traditional Linux servers. Take advantage of the IBM PowerLinux 7R2's scalability and capacity by leveraging IBM's feature-rich PowerVM virtualization technology to fully utilize the server's capacity and deploy virtual partitions faster as well as move workloads as needed across PowerLinux and Power Systems servers with Live Partition Mobility.

Model abstract 8246-L2S

The IBM 8246 PowerLinux 7R2 server Model L2S is a Linux-only 2U rack-mount server with two processor sockets offering 16-core 3.3 GHz and 3.55 GHz configurations. The PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2S) server also provides expanded I/O capabilities using the high-performance Gen2 PCIe interfaces, and adds the capability of additional I/O via the 12x PCIe I/O expansion drawers. The PowerLinux 7R2 server supports a maximum of 16 DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and 12 DIMM slots available with three optional memory riser cards, allowing for a maximum system memory of 256 GB.

Memory features (two memory DIMMs per feature) supported are 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB and run at speeds of 1066 MHz. Also, PowerVM now features Active Memory Sharing, the technology that allows you to intelligently exchange memory between running partitions for increased optimization of physical memory resources. Active Memory Sharing enables the sharing of a pool of physical memory among logical partitions (LPARs) on a single server, helping to increase memory utilization and drive down system costs.

Highlights:

The PowerLinux 7R2 server is fueled by the outstanding performance and energy efficiency of the IBM POWER7 processor that has been optimized for the Linux operating system running on Power.

  • Powerful 64-bit, 8-core POWER7 processor modules
    • Two 16-core configurations at 3.3 GHz and 3.55 GHz

  • Up to 256 GB of memory with optional memory riser cards

  • Expansion capabilities for the EXP24S SFF Gen2-bay Drawer

  • Rich I/O options in the system unit:

    • Five PCIe Gen2 Low Profile slots

    • PCIe LP 2-Port 1GbE TX adapter (#EL2M-- for SLES 10 operating system) or PCIe2 LP 4-port 1GbE Adapter (#EL11 -- for SLES 11 and RHEL operating systems)

    • Six disk or solid-state drive (SSD) SAS SFF (small form-factor) bays -- up to 3.6 TB

    • Slimline DVD-RAM

    • Bay for tape or removable drive (with #EJ0E)

    • Integrated SAS/SATA controller with RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for disk and SSD; also supports tape and DVD

  • EnergyScale technology

  • Expansion capabilities for storage drawers and 12x PCIe I/O drawers
IBM Product Life Cycle:

Type ModelAnnounced AvailableMarketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
8246-L2S 2012-04-242012-06-15 2014-01-03-
Additional Information:
Short Title: IBM PowerLinux 7R2 Server
Alternate Offering IDs: 8246
Offering Type: Hardware
Offering Subtype: Standard
Content Revision Date: 20141122
Document Identifier: 000000339563
Brand Codes: BA600 B5YF5 B5000
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