IBM System p5 520 and System p5 520Q offer three new processor options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-162
February 14, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Services
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 Publications TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

The p5-520 and p5-520Q offer:

  • Three additional IBM POWER5+ processor options
  • Lower price for an entry p5-520 system than currently available
  • New Express Product Offerings

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™ 520 offers new IBM POWER5+™ processor options with the 1-way 1.65 GHz processor with no L3 cache and the 2-way 1.65 GHz processor with a 36 MB L3 cache. In addition, the System p5 520Q offers a 4-way 1.5 GHz processor with a 36 MB L3 cache. The new processors on the p5-520 allow you to configure either a 1-way or 2-way system, and the new processor on the p5-520Q allows you to configure a 4-way system.

Six new Express Product Offerings are available on the p5-520 and p5-520Q, offering popular, easy-to-order configurations with attractive financial incentives.

The p5-520 also provides end-to-end Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) support in conjunction with the System Storage™ DS4000/6000 and DS8000 line of Fibre Channel Storage. The combination of System p5 and System Storage provides an end-to-end set of solutions designed to help maximize your infrastructure investment.
 
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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

System p5 520 and 520Q standard features

  • Deskside or rack-mount (4U) configurations
  • 1-way, 2-way, and 4-way SMP design (one processor card)
    • p5-520: 1-way 1.65 GHz with no L3 cache
    • p5-520: 2-way 1.65 GHz with 36 MB L3 cache
    • p5-520: 2-way 1.9 GHz with 36 MB L3 cache
    • p5-520Q: 4-way 1.5 GHz with two 36 MB L3 caches
  • 1 GB of DDR-2 533 MHz ECC memory
    • Expandable to 32 GB
  • Eight hot-swap disk drive bays — two four packs
    • Four standard and four optional
  • Three media bays:
    • One DVD-ROM (optional)
    • One DVD-RAM (optional)
    • One tape drive (optional)
  • A maximum of six hot-swap PCI-X slots:
    • Three 133 MHz 64-bit PCI-X slots
    • One 266 MHz 64-bit PCI-X slot
    • Two 66 MHz 32-bit PCI-X slots
  • One 4-pack disk drive enclosure
  • One Media Backplane
  • Integrated:
    • Service Processor
    • IDE controller for connection to internal optical devices
    • Dual 10/100/1000 Gb Ethernet
    • Ultra320 SCSI controller with dual ports (internal) and optional RAID adapter
    • One GX slot
    • Hot-swap and redundant fans
    • Two USB ports
    • Two system ports
    • Two HMC/UPC ports
  • One Power Supply, 850 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (redundant power optional)

The minimum p5-520 configuration must include a processor, processor entitlement, memory, power supply, hard disk, a disk drive enclosure, a Media Backplane, a power cord, one or two Configuration Indicators, and a Language Group Specify. The defaults, if no choice is made, are:

1-way, 1.65 GHz processor       (#8321)
One Processor Entitlement       (#7308)
1 GB memory DIMM                (#1930)
Power Supply, 850 Watt AC, Base (#5159)
73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive   (#1968)
4-pack disk drive enclosure     (#6574)
Media Backplane                 (#7877)
Configuration Indicator         (#7184 or 7185 for deskside
                                 system; #7190 and #7160
                                 or #7161 for (rack-mount
                                 system)
Language Group Specify          (#9300 or #97xx)
Power Cord                      (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6478,
                                 #6487, #6488, #6493-#6496,
                                 #6651, #6659, #6660, #6669,
                                 #6670, #6671, #6672, #6680,
                                 #6687)

System p5 520 and System 520Q Express Product Offering

Express Product Offerings are available only as initial order.

If you order a System p5 520 server with a one-way (#8321) or two-way (#8323) POWER5+ 1.65 GHz processor, or a System p5 520Q server with a four-way (#8333) 1.5 GHz processor Express Product Offerings as defined here, you may qualify for a processor activation at no additional charge. The number of processors, total memory, quantity/size of disk, and presence of a media device are the only features that determine if a customer is entitled to a processor activation at no additional charge.

When you purchase an Express Product Offering, you will be entitled to a lower-priced AIX 5L™ or Linux™ operating system license, or you may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The lower-priced AIX 5L or Linux operating system is processed via a feature number on AIX 5L and either Red Hat or SUSE Linux subscription, but not both. If you choose AIX 5L for your lower-priced operating system, you can also order Linux but will purchase your Linux subscription at full price versus the reduced price. The converse is true if you choose a Linux subscription as your lower-priced operating system. Systems with a lower-priced AIX 5L offering will be referred to as the IBM System p5 Express, AIX 5L edition, and systems with a lower-priced Linux operating system will be referred to as the IBM System p5 Express, OpenPower™ editions. In the case of Linux, only the first subscription purchased is lower priced so, for example, additional licenses purchased for Red Hat to run in multiple partitions will be at full price.

You can make changes to the standard features as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge and a discounted AIX® or Linux operating system license. However, selection of total memory or DASD smaller than the totals defined as the minimums disqualifies the order as an Express Product Offering.

If any of the features in an Express Product Offering are changed, the Express Product Offering identification feature (#95XX) will be removed from the order, but you may still qualify for processor activations at no extra charge.

  • 1-way 1.65 GHz Offering:
    • Deskside configuration:
      • 1 x 1-way 1.65 GHz processor card (#8321)
      • 1 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#1930)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7184)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K1 (#9564)

        Receive one processor entitlement (#8418) at no additional charge. One processor is entitled.

    • Rack configuration:
      • 1 x 1-way 1.65 GHz processor card (#8321)
      • 1 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#1930)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#7190)
      • 1 x Rack-mount Drawer Rail Kit (#7160)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K2 (#9565)

        Receive one processor entitlement (#8418) at no additional charge. One processor is entitled.

  • 2-way 1.65 GHz Offering:
    • Deskside configuration:
      • 1 x 2-way 1.65 GHz processor card (#8323)
      • 2 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#1930)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7184)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 1 x Processor Entitlement (#7309)
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K3 (#9566)

        Receive one processor entitlement (#8419) at no additional charge. Two processors are entitled.

    • Rack configuration:
      • 1 x 2-way 1.65 GHz processor card (#8323)
      • 2 x 1024 MB (2 x 512 MB) DIMMs (#1930)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#7190)
      • 1 x Rack-mount Drawer Rail Kit (#7160)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 1 x Processor Entitlement (#7309)
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K4 (#9567)

        Receive one processor entitlement (#8419) at no additional charge. Two processors are entitled.

  • 4-way 1.5 GHz Offering:
    • Deskside configuration:
      • 1 x 4-way 1.5 GHz processor card (#8333)
      • 2 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#1931)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Deskside Cover Set (#7184)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 2 x Processor Entitlement (#7337)
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K7 (#9571)

        Receive two processor entitlements (#8421) at no additional charge. Four processors are entitled.

    • Rack configuration:
      • 1 x 4-way 1.5 GHz processor card (#8333)
      • 2 x 2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB) DIMMs (#1931)
      • 2 x 73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive (#1968)
      • 1 x IBM Rack-mount Drawer Bezel and Hardware (#7190)
      • 1 x Rack-mount Drawer Rail Kit (#7160)
      • 1 x Power Supply, 850 watt (#5159)
      • 1 x DVD-ROM (#1994)
      • 1 x Media Backplane (#7877)
      • 1 x 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
      • 1 x Language Group Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
      • 1 x Power cord
      • 2 x Processor Entitlement (#7337)
      • 1 x Express Product Offering ID 91311K8 (#9572)

        Receive two processor entitlements (#8421) at no additional charge. Four processors are entitled.

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 106-162

Trademarks

 
POWER5+, System p5, System Storage, AIX 5L, and OpenPower are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark 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

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Services

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

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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Technical information

Hardware requirements

System p5™ 520 and 520Q minimum system configuration: The p5-520 and p5-520Q servers can be configured to incorporate a 1-way, 2-way, or 4-way processor, 32 GB of system memory, six PCI adapters, and multiple media devices, as desired. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for the p5-520 and p5-520Q.

Each p5-520 or p5-520Q must include a minimum of the following:

  • One system central electronics complex (CEC) enclosure with the following items:
    • One power cord (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6478, #6487, #6488, #6493-#6496, #6651, #6659, #6660, #6669, #6670, #6671, #6672, #6680, #6687)
    • One Language Group, Specify (#9300 or #97xx)
  • One processor card — chosen from:
    • p5-520: POWER5+™ processor — 1-way 1.65 GHz, no L3 Cache (#8321)
    • p5-520: POWER5+ processor — 2-way 1.65 GHz, 36 MB L3 Cache (#8323)
    • p5-520: POWER5+ processor — 2-way 1.9 GHz, 36 MB L3 Cache (#8330)
    • p5-520Q: POWER5+ processor — 4-way 1.5 GHz, 36 MB L3 Cache (#8333)
  • One or two processor entitlements:
    • 1 x #7308, or 1 x #8418 with processor card #8321
    • 2 x #7309, or 1 x #7309 and 1 x #8419 with processor card #8323
    • 2 x #7320, or 1 x #7320 and 1 x #8410 with processor card #8330
    • 4 x #7337, or 2 x #7337 and 2 x #8421 with processor card #8333

      Note: Feature numbers 8410, 8418, 8419, and 8421 are part of Express Product Offerings.

  • Choose 1 GB minimum memory from:
    • 1024 MB DDR-2 Memory (2 x 512 MB DIMMs) (#1930)
    • 2048 MB DDR-2 Memory (2 x 1024 MB DIMMs) (#1931)
    • 4096 MB DDR-2 Memory (2 x 2048 MB DIMMs) (#1932)
    • 8192 MB DDR-2 Memory (2 x 4096 MB DIMMs) (#1934)
  • Choose disk drive from:
    • 36.4 GB Ultra320 15,000 RPM (#1970)
    • 73.4 GB Ultra320 10,000 RPM (#1968)
    • 73.4 GB Ultra320 15,000 RPM (#1971)
    • 146.8 GB Ultra320 10,000 RPM (#1969)
    • 146.8 GB Ultra320 15,000 RPM (#1972)
    • 300 GB Ultra320 10,000 RPM (#1973)
  • One 4-pack disk drive enclosure (#6574)
  • Choose power supply from:
    • 850 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (#5159)
    • 700 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (#5170)
  • One Media Backplane (#7877)
  • One or two Configuration Indicators
    • #7184 for deskside system with IBM cover set
    • #7185 for deskside system with IBM acoustic cover set
    • #7190 for rack-mount system with IBM bezel
    • #7160 for rack-mount system with IBM rack-mounting rails
    • #7161 for rack-mount system with OEM rack-mounting rails

      Note: If feature number 7190 is selected, either feature number 7160 or 7161 must be selected.

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

    Note: Not all p5-520 features available under the AIX 5L operating system are available under the Linux operating system.

    Note: 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 p5-520 can be found at

If installing the p5-520 or p5-520Q server within the Cluster 1600: CSM V1.4 (AIX or Linux).

Limitations

Processor cards

  • Only one processor card may be installed in the system. Processor cards are soldered to the planar. All processors must be entitled.
    • 1-way 1.65 GHz processor (#8321) requires that one entitlement be ordered. A maximum of one processor entitlement feature (1 x #7308 or 1 x #8418) is required and allowed per processor card.
    • 2-way 1.65 GHz processor (#8323) requires that two entitlements be ordered. A maximum of two processor entitlement features (2 x #7309, or 1 x #7309 and 1 x #8419) are required and allowed per processor card.
    • 2-way 1.9 GHz processor (#8330) requires that two entitlements be ordered. A maximum of two processor entitlement features (2 x #7320, or 1 x #7320 and 1 x #8410) are required and allowed per processor card.
    • 4-way 1.5 GHz processor (#8333) requires that four entitlements be ordered. A maximum of four processor entitlement features (4 x #7337, or 2 x #7337 and 2 x #8421) are required and allowed per processor card.

      Note: Feature numbers 8410, 8418, 8419, and 8421 are part of the Express Product Offerings.

    • Each processor card contains 1.9 MB of Level 2 cache.

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.

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


 
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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

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


 
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Prices

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM System p5 9131 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                         Feature Purchase Both/        RP
Machine Type 9131-52A               number  price    Support  CSU MES
 
One Processor Entitlement for        7308   $  443   Both     Yes No
 Processor Feature #8321
One Processor Entitlement for        7309      898   Both     Yes No
 Processor Feature #8323
One Processor Entitlement for        7337    1,162   Both     Yes No
 Processor Feature #8333
1-way 1.65 GHz POWER5+               8321    2,219   Initial
 Processor Card, No L3 Cache
2-way 1.65 GHz POWER5+               8323    3,592   Initial
 Processor Card, 36MB L3 Cache
4-way 1.5 GHz POWER5+                8333    5,425   Initial
 Processor Card, 2x36 MB L3 Cache
Zero-priced Express Product Offering 8418        0   Both     Yes No
 
 Processor Entitlement for #8321
Zero-priced Express Product Offering 8419        0   Both     Yes No
 Processor Entitlement for #8323
Zero-priced Express Product Offering 8421        0   Both     Yes No
 Processor Entitlement for #8333
Express Product Offering 91311K1     9564       NC   Initial
Express Product Offering 91311K2     9565       NC   Initial
Express Product Offering 91311K3     9566       NC   Initial
Express Product Offering 91311K4     9567       NC   Initial
Express Product Offering 91311K7     9571       NC   Initial
Express Product Offering 91311K8     9572       NC   Initial

The following is the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Charge (MMMC) for the IBM System p5 9131-52A machine type:

Description                         Feature
                                    number   MMMC
 
2-way 1.65 GHz POWER5+              8321     $37
 Processor Card, 36 MB L3
 Cache, 8 Memory DIMM Slots
2-way 1.65 GHz POWER5+              8323      37
 Processor Card, 36 MB
 L3 Cache
4-way 1.5 GHz POWER5+               8333      52
 Processor Card, 2 x 36 MB
 L3 Cache

 
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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
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p5, POWER5+, AIX 5L, POWER, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, eServer, and pSeries 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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