IBM System p5 570 POWER5+ processor and memory features offer new options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-138
February 14, 2006

 

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At a glance

The IBM POWER5+ processors and memory on the p5-570 offer:

  • Two POWER5+ processor options
  • Four additional DDR2 memory offerings
  • Enhanced (CoD) offering

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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Overview

The System p5™ 570 offers new POWER5+™ processor options with 64-bit 1.9 GHz and 2.2 GHz 2-way processor card features, each with 36 MB of L3 cache and eight DDR2 Memory DIMM connectors. The new processors on the p5-570 can be configured into a 2-, 4-, 8-, 12-, or 16- way system. New DDR2 memory features offer CoD memory at 533 MHz as well as a 16 GB 533 MHz classic memory feature that allows up to 256 GB of memory in a single p5-570 system and a 32 GB 400 MHz feature that allows up to 512 GB of memory in a single p5-570 system with POWER5+ 2.2 GHz processors.

The POWER5™ processors (#7830, #7832, #7833, #7834) and their related CoD features currently being offered on the p5-570 will be removed from new system sales on May 31, 2006. The DDR1 memory features and related CoD features will also not be available on new system orders after May 31, 2006. After that date, these features can be ordered only as MES.

The p5-570 provides end-to-end Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) support in conjunction with System Storage™ DS4000/6000 and DS8000 line Fibre Channel storage. The combination of System p5 and System Storage provides a complete end-to-end set of solutions designed to maximize your infrastructure investment.

You can add the new POWER5+ processors to existing systems by processing an RPO MES to remove existing processors and then ordering an MES upgrade for the new processors. This will require updating to the latest level firmware code.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

February 24, 2006
 
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Description

IBM System p5 570

Summary of available features:

  • Mainframe-inspired RAS features
  • Dynamic LPAR support
  • Advanced POWER™ Virtualization (optional)
    • Micro-Partitioning (up to 10 micro-partitions per active processor)
    • VIOS V1.2.0
    • Automated CPU and memory reconfiguration
    • Real-time partition configuration and load statistics
    • Support for dedicated and shared processor LPAR groups
    • Support for manual provisioning of resources
  • Up to 20 optional I/O drawers
  • Optional HACMP™ for AIX 5L™ support for nearly continuous operation
  • Supported by AIX 5L (V5.2 and V5.3) and Linux™ distributions from Red Hat, Inc. (RHEL AS 4) and SUSE Linux (SLES 9)
  • Optional Cluster 1600 support with Cluster Systems Management software
  • 4U 19-inch rack-mount packaging
  • One to four building-block enclosures; 16U maximum system size
  • Two, four, eight, twelve, or sixteen 1.9 or 2.2 GHz 64-bit POWER5+ processors
  • 64-bit 1.9 GHz POWER5+ processor systems: 2 GB to 256 GB of 533 MHz DDR2 memory
  • 64-bit 2.2 GHz systems POWER5+ systems:
    • 2 GB to 256 GB of 533 MHz DDR2 memory
    • 32 GB to 512 GB of 400 MHz DDR2 memory
  • L2 cache: 1.9 MB to 15.2 MB (2-way to 16-way)
  • L3 cache: 36 MB to 288 MB (2-way to 16-way)
  • Six hot-plug 133 MHz PCI-X adapter slots per building block
  • Six hot-swappable disk bays per building block, providing up to 7.2 TB of internal disk storage in a four-enclosure system
  • Two hot-plug slim line media bays per enclosure
  • Redundant hot-swap ac power supplies (N+1) in each enclosure
  • Optional I/O drawers: Add up to an additional 140 PCI-X slots (for a maximum of 163) and 240 disk bays (72 TB additional storage)
  • Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI controller per enclosure (internal; RAID optional)
  • Two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports per enclosure
  • Optional 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 4x InfiniBand adapters
  • Two USB ports per building block
  • Two HMC ports per active Service Processor
  • Redundant Service Processor (optional in a system with two or more enclosures)

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).

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Trademarks

 
POWER5+, System p5, POWER5, System Storage, POWER, AIX 5L, and HACMP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
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Publications

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Services

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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.

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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Minimum configuration

Each new model p5-570 system must include a minimum of the following items:

  • One system drawer (4U):
    • 1X — System Enclosure w/Bezel (#7300)
    • 1X — Ultra320 DASD backplane (#7868)
    • 2X — Power Cords (#6671)
    • 1X — Rack-Mount Rail Kit (#7164)
    • 1X — Processor Enclosure and Backplane (#7865)
    • 1X — I/O Backplane, 6 PCI-X slots (#7866)
    • 1X — System Midplane (#7867)
    • 1X — Ultra320 SCSI 6-pack Backplane (#7868)
    • 1X — Power Distribution Backplane (#7870)
    • 1X — System Port riser card (#7878)
    • 2X — Power Supplies (#7888)
  • 1X — Processor Power Regulator (#7768).
  • 1X — Operator Panel (#1846).
  • 1X — Service Processor (#7997).
  • Processor Card: 1X — 2-way 1.65 GHz, 0-Way active, DDR1 (#7830).
  • Processor Activations: 2X — Processor Activations (#7897) for #7830.
  • 2 GB Memory: 1X — 2 GB (4 x 0.5 GB) DIMMs -DDR1 (#4452).
  • Disk Drive: 1X — 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3274); feature number 3277 (1X — 36.4 GB is also acceptable for a minimum configuration.
  • #9XXX Language Group Specify.

Additional optional features can be added, as desired.

System p5™ 570 recommended configurations

IBM recommends the following configuration starting points when ordering p5-570.

Configurator starting points for the 1.9 GHz POWER5+™ processor:

  • 2-way 1.9 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 1X — 1.9 GHz Processor (#7782)
      • 2X — Processor Activations (#7665)
      • 1X — 4 GB DDR2 Memory (#7893)
      • 2X — 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3274)
    • Add:
      • 2X — Advanced POWER™ Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)
  • 4-way 1.9 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 2X — 1.9 GHz Processor (#7782)
      • 4X — Processor Activations (#7665)
      • 2X — 4 GB DDR2 Memory (8 GB total)(#7893)
      • 2X — 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3274)
      • 2X — Processor POWER Regulator (#7768)
    • Add:
      • 4X — Advanced POWER Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)
  • 8-way 1.9 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 4X — 1.9 GHz Processor (#7782)
      • 8X — Processor Activations (#7665)
      • 8X — 4 GB DDR2 Memory (32 GB total) (#7893)
      • 2X — 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3274)
      • 6X — Processor Power Regulator (#7768)
    • Add:
      • 1X — System Enclosure 4U (see minimum configuration)
      • 1X — Processor Fabric Cable — 2 drawer (#1847)
      • 1X — FSP Flex Cable — 2 drawer (#1857)
      • 8X — Advanced POWER Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)

Configurator starting points for the 2.2 GHz POWER5+ Processor:

  • 4-way 2.2 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 2X — 2.2 GHz Processor (#8338)
      • 4X — Processor Activations (#7618)
      • 2X — 8 GB DDR2 Memory (16 GB total) (#7894)
      • 2X — 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3278)
      • 3X — Processor Power Regulator (#7768)
      • 2X — Service Processor (#7997)
    • Add:
      • 4X — Advanced POWER Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)
  • 8-way 2.2 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 4X — 2.2 GHz Processor (#8338)
      • 8X — Processor Activations (#7618)
      • 4X — 8 GB DDR2 Memory (32 GB total) (#7894)
      • 4X — 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3278)
      • 6X — Processor Power Regulator (#7768)
      • 2X — Service Processor (#7997)
    • Add:
      • 1X — System Enclosure 4U (see minimum configuration)
      • 1X — Processor Fabric Cable — 2 drawer (#1847)
      • 1X — FSP Flex Cable — 2 drawer (#1857)
      • 8X — Advanced POWER Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)
  • 16-way 2.2 GHz System
    • Use the minimum configuration definition plus upgrade to:
      • 8X — 2.2 GHz Processor (#8338)
      • 16X — Processor Activations (#7618)
      • 8X — 8 GB DDR2 Memory (64 GB total) (#7894)
      • 4X — 73.4 GB 15,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk (#3274)
      • 12X — Processor Power Regulator (#7768)
      • 2X — Service Processor (#7997)
    • Add:
      • 3X — System Enclosure 4U (see minimum configuration)
      • 1X — Processor Fabric Cable — 4 drawer (#1849)
      • 1X — FSP Flex Cable — 4 drawer (#1859)
      • 16X — Advance POWER Virtualization (#7942)
      • 1X — Media Backplane (#7869)
      • 1X — IDE DVD-ROM (#2640)

Software requirements

If installing AIX® on the system (one of these):

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER V5.2 with the 5200-08 Technology Level  (APAR IY77270), or later
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3 5300-04 Technology Level  (APAR IY77273), or later

If installing Linux™ on the system (one of these):

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for POWER Systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER, or later

Notes

  • Not all p5-570 features available under the AIX operating system are available under the Linux operating system.
  • IDE DVD-ROM/DVD-RAM DLPAR operation is not supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER.

Information on features and external devices supported by Linux on the p5-570 can be found at

If installing the p5-570 server within the Cluster 1600: CSM V1.4 (AIX or Linux).

If installing the i5/OS™ in a partition on a 9117-570 with a POWER5+ processor, the IBM System p5 model 9117-570 configured with 2.2 GHz POWER5+ processor is supported by i5/OS V5.3 and i5/OS V5.4.

Limitations

Processors

  • A p5-570 system can have from one to four system drawers. Each drawer has two processor slots. A system with one drawer may have one or two processor cards installed. A system with two, three, or four drawers must have two processor cards in each drawer.
  • When two or more processor cards are installed, all cards must have the same processor frequency.
  • Each processor card has two processors and eight memory DIMM slots. The DIMM slots are different for DDR1 and DDR2 memory. All processor cards must support the same memory technology, either DDR1 or DDR2.
  • Systems configured with 1.5 GHz processors have a maximum of eight processors and two drawers.
  • All processor cards require one Processor Power Regulator. A second Processor Power Regulator provides redundant power support. Three power regulators in one drawer provides a redundant power regulator at the drawer level.
  • Processor feature numbers 7832 and 7833 require the use of redundant Processor Power Regulator feature numbers 7875 or 7768. One processor card requires the use of two regulator feature numbers 7875 or 7768 per drawer. Two processor cards require the use of three regulator feature numbers 7875 or 7768 per drawer.
  • Processor feature number 8338 requires the use of redundant Processor Power Regulator feature number 7768. One processor card requires the use of two regulator feature numbers 7768 per drawer. Two processor cards require the use of three regulator feature numbers 7768 per drawer.

Memory

  • The 9117-570 must contain a minimum of 2 GB of system memory. Memory is expandable up to a maximum of 512 GB with DDR1 DIMMs, or a maximum of 256 GB or 512 GB (processor dependent) with DDR2 DIMMs.
  • Memory is installed in groups of four DIMMs mounted on the processor cards. Each processor card has eight DIMM slots.
  • DDR1 memory is supported on 1.5 GHz processor cards (#7834), 1.65 GHz processor cards (#7830), and 1.9 GHz processor cards (#7832). DDR2 memory is supported on 1.9 GHz processor cards (#7833), 1.9 GHz processor cards (#7782), and 2.2 GHz processor card (#8338). All DIMMs in a p5-570 system must use the same memory technology, either DDR1 or DDR2.
  • Memory feature number 4498 (32 GB DDR2) can only be used with processor feature number 8338 (2.2 GHz). Feature number 4498 cannot be mixed with other memory features on the same processor card. The presence of memory feature number 4498 in a CEC Drawer will reduce the frequency of all memory in the system to 400 MHz.
  • Each processor card must have at least 2 GB of memory installed.
  • Each processor card must have at least four memory DIMMS installed.
  • It is recommended that each processor card have an equal amount of memory installed. Balancing memory across the installed processor cards allows memory accesses in a coordinated parallel manner.
  • Memory feature numbers 4492, 4494, and 7049 can be mixed on the same processor card. No other memory features can be installed on the same processor card with feature numbers 4492, 4494, and 7049.
  • The presence of memory feature numbers 4492, 4494, or 7049 in a CEC drawer will reduce the frequency of all memory in the system to 200 MHz.
  • Plans for future memory upgrades should be taken into account to help obtain optimal performance without limiting future memory expansion.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host software and application software.

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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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

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Terms and conditions

Feature section

MES Discount Applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-installable features: Yes

Warranty period: Features have the same warranty as the machine type/model on which they are installed.

Customer setup: Yes, for new features, except feature numbers 4495, 4496, 4497, 4498, 7300, 7782, and 8338.

Licensed machine code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the System p5 9117 machine type:

                                               Initial/
                                               MES/
Description                  Feature Purchase  Both/       RP
Machine type/model 9117-570  number  price     Support CSU MES
 
Made In America Indicator    0983    NC        Initial
 
4/8 GB (4 X 2 GB) DIMMS,     4495    $ 11,709  Both    No  No
 276 PIN 533 MHz,
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
8/16 GB (4 X 4 GB) DIMMs,    4496      26,737  Both    No  No
 276 PIN, 533 MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
16 GB (4 X 4 GB) DIMMs,      4497      42,353  Both    No  No
 276 PIN, 533 MHz,
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
32 GB (4 X 8 GB) DIMMs,      4498     175,000  Both    No  No
 276 pin, 400MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
System Drawer Enclosure      7300         463  Both    No  No
 with Bezel
 
1-Way Processor
 Activation for Processor    7618      21,440  Both    Yes No
 FC 8338
 
On/Off Processor Billing     7624         238  MES     Yes No
 Day for FC 8338
 
1 GB DDR2 Memory             7663       1,952  Both    Yes No
 Activation
 
1-Way Processor              7665       7,414  Both    Yes No
 Activation for
 Processor FC 7782
 
30 Days Prepaid Reserve      7666       2,471  Both    Yes No
 Capacity for one 1.9 GHz
 Processor on FC 7782
 
On/Off Processor day         7718          82  MES     Yes No
 billing for FC 7782
 
30 Days Prepaid Reserve      7728       7,147  Both    Yes No
 Capacity for one 2.2 GHz
 Processor on FC 8338
 
Processor Power Regulator    7768         675  Both    Yes No
 
2-Way 1.9 GHz POWER5+        7782       7,414  Both    No  No
 Processor Card, 0-way
 active, 8 DDR2 Memory
 Slots
 
2-Way 2.2 GHz POWER5+        8338      10,720  Both    No  No
 Processor Card, 0-way
 active, 8 DDR2 Memory
 Slots

Minimum monthly maintenance charges (MMMC): The following is the MMMC for the RS/6000® or pSeries 9117 machine type:

 
 
                                Model   Feature
Description                     number  number   MMMC
 
1-Way Processor Activation      570     7618     $177
 for Processor FC 8338
 
 
 
1-Way Processor Activation      570     7665      142
 for Processor FC 7782
 
 
2-Way 1.9 GHz POWER5+           570     7782      161
 Processor Card, 0-way
 active, 8 DDR2
 
 
2-Way 2.2 GHz POWER5+           570     8338      201
 Processor Card, 0-way
 active, 8 DDR2
 
 
On/Off Processor Billing        570     7624        0
 Day for FC 8338
 
30 Days Prepaid Reserve         570     7666        0
 Capacity for one 1.9 GHz
 Processor on FC 7782
 
On/Off Processor day            570     7718        0
 billing for FC 7782
 
30 Days Prepaid Reserve         570     7728        0
 Capacity for one 2.2 GHz
 Processor on FC 8338

 
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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

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 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
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            105 Moatfield Drive
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            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p5, POWER5+, POWER, AIX 5L, i5/OS, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, eServer, pSeries, and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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