IBM System p5 575 delivers faster 16-way and 8-way IBM POWER5+ system planars

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-152
February 14, 2006

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
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At a glance

IBM System p5 575 includes:

  • 16-core 1.9 GHz and 8-core 2.2 GHz POWER5+ planars
  • Both 8-way and 16-way POWER5 and POWER5+ planars that may coexist within a p5-575 rack configuration

Door Kits with Rear Door Heat Exchanger for the IBM 9118 and 9119 CEC racks:

  • Are designed to allow adding computer capacity without the cost of additional HVAC infrastructure
  • Are an ideal solution for computer room "hot spots"
  • Connects to customer-supplied water within IBM specifications

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 IBM System p5™ 575 (9118-575), available with 16-core 1.9 GHz and 8-core 2.2 GHz POWER5+™ system planars, will allow configurations of 16-core 1.9 GHz and 8-core 2.2 GHz POWER5+ p5-575 cluster nodes — ideal for many high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

The POWER5+ planars use innovative, 64-bit, copper-based POWER5+ microprocessors in both 8-core and 16-core configurations. Each 8 or 16-core node is supported by 288 MB of Level 3 cache and 64 memory DIMM slots with point-to-point, memory-to-processor connections. The p5-575 POWER5+ memory sizes are offered from 2 GB up to 256 GB, utilizing DDR2 memory DIMMS. With the optional I/O Assembly with PCI-X and RIO-2, and a system I/O drawer, up to twenty-four PCI-X cards and up to eighteen 15,000 rpm disk drives per node are available. Eight-core and 16-core POWER5+ planars may coexist with POWER5™ planars within a p5-575 rack configuration.

The systems are packaged in the standard p5-575 2U form factor, with up to 12 nodes installed in a 42U-tall, 24-inch rack. Multiple racks of p5-575 nodes may be combined to provide a broad range of powerful cluster solutions. Up to 128 p5-575 nodes can be clustered together for a total of 2,048 processors.

Other available p5-575 features include:

  • An integrated service processor
  • Two dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports per node
  • Two HMC ports per node
  • Dual-ported Ultra3 SCSI controller
  • Optional battery backup for the rack
  • DLPAR with optional Advanced POWER™ Virtualization

The Door Kits with Rear Door Heat Exchangers (#6857 on the 9118-575 and #6859 on the 9119-590 and 9119-595) help increase server density without increasing cooling requirements. Designed to fit easily on to the IBM 9118 and 9119 CEC racks, the new features will help customers whose data centers have reached the limits of cooling capacity, but still have space to add racks of systems.

The heat exchanger is a more cost effective solution than adding another air conditioning unit, and features:

  • A water-cooled heat exchanger door designed to dissipate heat generated from the back of your computer systems before it enters the room
  • An easy to mount rear door design that attaches to customer-supplied water, using industry-standard fittings and couplings
  • Up to 15 kW (or approximately 50,000 BTUs/hr) of heat that can be removed from air exiting the back of a rack full of servers

 
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Key prerequisites

One or more of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER V5.2 with the 5200-04 Technology Level, or later
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3, or later
  • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server 9 for POWER systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER, or later

 
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Planned availability date

February 24, 2006
 
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Description

The IBM System p5 575 includes:

  • Integrated service processor
  • Four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports per node
  • Two HMC ports per node
  • Dual-ported Ultra3 SCSI controller
  • Battery backup option for the rack
  • DLPAR with optional Advanced POWER Virtualization

The p5-575 is capable of supporting AIX 5L V5.2 and V5.3 and Linux operating systems. These operating systems can run simultaneously in different partitions within the p5-575 node.

The p5-575 is characterized by innovative, elegant conceptual design and packaging. Mounted in a sleek 2U enclosure, the modular p5-575 allows users to deploy up to 12 nodes in a single, 24-inch system frame.

The enclosure includes four upgradable component modules, each one designed to satisfy the requirements of high-performance, high-density computing. The integrated, highly efficient power distribution system (DCA) is embedded into the node's lid. The DCA relies on embedded circuitry rather than external wiring, providing more reliable, efficient power distribution. The lid is hinged, opens easily for access to the processor and memory module, which contains the distinctive single-core and dual-core POWER5 and POWER5+ processors and system memory.

The processor and memory module contain the heart of the system: eight POWER5 or POWER5+ processors, each with 36 MB of dedicated cache, and point-to-point connections to up to eight memory DIMMs — an implementation intended to provide exceptionally high sustained memory bandwidth in support of the most demanding HPC applications.

The front-end cooling module includes two air-intake ventilation grids and two custom-designed blowers with high-capacity impellers and high-efficiency motors that are designed for extended life and easy serviceability. Located at the back of the enclosure, the I/O control module features up to six fully independent I/O mezzanine buses designed for very high I/O bandwidth.

The IBM Door Kits with Rear Door Heat Exchanger provide an effective way to assist your air conditioning system to keep your data center cool. It removes heat generated by the systems in the rack before the heat enters the room, allowing your AC unit to handle the increasingly dense system deployment your organization requires to meet its growing computing needs. It also offers a convenient way to handle dangerous "hot spots" in your data center. Inside the rear door of the door kits resides a heat exchanger with sealed tubes that are filled with circulating chilled water, which may remove up to 55 percent of the heat generated in a fully populated rack and dissipating it so it is not released into the data center. In fact, the Door Kits with Rear Door Heat Exchanger can remove up to 15 kW (50,000 BTU/hr) of heat generated by a full server rack, based on total rack output.

Its design uses standard fittings and couplings and, because there are no moving or electrical parts, helps increase reliability. It can be opened like any rear cover, making serviceability of racks fitted with a Door Kit with Rear Door Heat Exchanger as easy as a standard air cooled rack.
 
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Reference information

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).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 106-152

Trademarks

 
System p5, POWER5+, POWER5, POWER, and AIX 5L 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.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced products.
 
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Services

IBM Integrated 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

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

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum system configuration

The minimum configuration for an IBM System p5™ 575 (9118-575) includes the following items (for the first node in a rack):

  • One — IBM System p5 575 (9118-575)
  • One — 8-way 1.9 GHz POWER5™ Processor (#7836) or 16-way 1.5 GHz POWER5 Processor (#7657) or 8-way 2.2 GHz POWER5+™ Processor (#7675) or 16-way 1.9 GHz POWER5+ Processor (#7676)
  • One — I/O Assembly without PCI-X or RIO-2 capability (#7209)
  • One — Power Cable Group, 09U (#3800)
  • One — Ethernet Cable, Node to Hubs, EIA01 through EIA17 (#7920)
  • One — 1024 MB (4 x 256 MB) DIMMs, 208-pin, 266 MHz DDR SDRAM (#4444) used with POWER5 Processors, or (#7892) 2 GB (4x512 MB) DIMMs, 276-pin, 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM used with the POWER5+ Processors
  • Two — 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 SCSI Disk Drive Assembly (#3274)
  • One — System Rack (#5793)
  • One — Rack Content Specify (#0268)
  • One — Slim Line or Acoustic Door Kit (#6861 or #6862)
  • Two — Bulk Power Regulators (#6186)
  • Two — Power Controller Assemblies (#7803)
  • Two — Line Cords (#86xx)
  • One — Ethernet Cable, Hardware Management Console to System Unit (#7801 or #7802)
  • One — Language Specify (#9xxx)

For Door Kits with Rear Door Heat Exchanger:

  • Secondary Water Loop (for building chilled water) required
  • Pump Solution (for secondary loop) required
  • Delivery Solution (hoses or piping) required

Software requirements

One or more of the following operating systems:

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER™ V5.2
  • AIX 5L for POWER V5.3
  • SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server 9 for POWER systems, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for POWER, or later

Note: Not all p5-575 system features available on the AIX® operating system are available on the Linux operating systems.

Note: Dynamic LPAR is not supported by the current version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for POWER V3. Information on features and external devices supported by Linux on the model 575 may be found at

On the planned availability date, POWER5+ features 7675 and 7676 are supported with ESSL for AIX 5L, V4.2, ESSL for Linux on POWER V4.2.2, and HACMP™ V5.2 and V5.3.

For the required Hardware Management Console (HMC):

Compatibility: Both 8-way and 16-way POWER5 and POWER5+ planars may coexist within a p5-575 rack configuration.

Limitations: With the availability of the features 6851/6852 door kits, features 6251/6252 may no longer be ordered.

Both 8-way and 16-way POWER5 and POWER5+ planars may coexist within a p5-575 rack configuration.

Limitations for the IBM System p5 575 are altered as follows

Memory

The p5-575 (with POWER5 processors) uses dual data rate (DDR1) DRAM memory DIMMs.

Supported DDR1 memory configurations on the p5-575 are as follows:

Feature                                           Total
number     Description                Quantity    memory
 
4444       1 GB (4 x 256 MB) DIMMs           1      1 GB
4444       1 GB (4 x 256 MB) DIMMs           8      8 GB
4444       1 GB (4 x 256 MB) DIMMs          16     16 GB
4452       2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DIMMs           8     16 GB
4452       2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DIMMs          16     32 GB
4490       4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs             8     32 GB
4490       4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs            16     64 GB
4454       8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs             8     64 GB
4454       8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs            16    128 GB
4491       16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs            8    128 GB
4491       16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs           16    256 GB

The p5-575 (with POWER5+ processors) uses dual data rate (DDR2) DRAM memory DIMMs.

Supported DDR2 memory configurations on the 575 are as follows:

Feature                                           Total
number     Description                Quantity    memory
 
7892       2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DIMMs           1      2 GB
7892       2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DIMMs           8     16 GB
7892       2 GB (4 x 512 MB) DIMMs          16     32 GB
7893       4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs             8     32 GB
7893       4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs            16     64 GB
7894       8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs             8     64 GB
7894       8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs            16    128 GB
7896       16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs            8    128 GB
7896       16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs           16    256 GB

Planning information

Cable orders: No cables required

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the operating system 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 available on the IBM eServer platform. These services provide the opportunity for 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 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 may result in 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.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature: No

Warranty period: Features have the same warranty period (one year or three years) as the machine type/model on which they are installed.

Customer setup: No
 
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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 IBM RS/6000® or pSeries® 7045 machine type:

                                                   Initial/
                                                   MES/
Description             Model   Feature  Purchase  Both/          RP
Machine type 7045       number  numbers  price     Support   CSU  MES
 
Slim Line Doors         SW4     6861     $3,585    Both      No   No

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM RS/6000 or pSeries 9118 machine type:

                                              Minimum Initial/
                                              maint.  MES/
Description           Model  Feature Purchase charge  Both/       RP
Machine type 9118     number numbers price    monthly Support CSU MES
 
Doors with Rear       575    6856    $15,000          Both    No  No
 Heat Exch -- OEM
 
Doors with Rear       575    6857     13,000          Both    No  No
 Heat Exch
 
Slim Line Doors       575    6861      3,585          Both    No  No
 
Acoustic Doors        575    6862      4,675          Both    No  No
 
8-way 2.2 GHz         575    7675     40,000  $420    Initial No
 POWER5+ CPU
 
16-way 1.9 GHz        575    7676     69,000   630    Initial No
 POWER5+ CPU
 
2 GB (4x512 MB)       575    7892      3,441          Both    No  No
 DIMMs,
 276-pin, 533 MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
4 GB (4x1 GB) DIMMs,  575    7893      9,318          Both    No  No
 276-pin, 533 MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
8 GB (4x2 GB) DIMMs,  575    7894     19,517          Both    No  No
 276-pin, 533 MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM
 
16384 MB (4x4096 MB)  575    7896     42,353          Both    No  No
 DIMMs, 276-pin,
 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
 
Manufacturing         575    9674         NC          Initial
 Indicator
 
Manufacturing         575    9675         NC          Both    Yes
  Indicator

NC = No charge

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM RS/6000 or pSeries 9119 machine type:

                                                   Initial/
                                                   MES/
Description             Model   Feature  Purchase  Both/          RP
Machine type 9119       number  numbers  price     Support   CSU  MES
 
Doors with Rear Heat    590     6856     $15,000   Both      No   No
 Exch -- OEM            595                        Both      No   No
 
Doors with Rear Heat    590     6859      13,000   Both      No   No
 Exch                   595                        Both      No   No

Feature conversions

Rack related feature conversions for 9118-575

                                           Parts         Purchase
From FC               To FC                returned      price
 
6851 -- Slim          6856 -- Doors        No            $ 9,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
 OEM, System and       Exch -- OEM
 #5792 Racks
6251 -- Slim          6857 -- Doors        No              7,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
                       Exch
6861 -- Slim          6857 -- Doors        No              9,415
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
                       Exch
7945 -- Slim          6857 -- Doors        No             10,000
 Line Door             with Rear Heat
 Kit, System Rack      Exch

Rack related feature conversions for 9119-590

                                           Parts         Purchase
From FC               To FC                returned      price
 
6851 -- Slim          6856 -- Doors        No            $ 9,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
 OEM, System and       Exch -- OEM
 #5792 Racks
6251 -- Slim          6859 -- Doors        No              7,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
                       Exch

Rack related feature conversions for 9119-595

                                           Parts         Purchase
From FC               To FC                returned      price
 
6851 -- Slim          6856 -- Doors        No            $ 9,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
 OEM, System and       Exch -- OEM
 #5792 Racks
6251 -- Slim          6859 -- Doors        No              7,000
 Line Doors            with Rear Heat
                       Exch

 
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Order now

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).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
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 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p5, POWER5, POWER5+, AIX 5L, POWER, HACMP, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, 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.
 
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