IBM Power 575 POWER6 supercomputing node delivers high-performance computing

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 108-239
April 8, 2008

 

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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 Product positioning TOC link Order now
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(Corrected on May 1, 2008)

The Prices section was updated to add features 6492 and 6654. In the Limitations — Racks, power, and cooling section. The bulk Power Regulators and line cords information was revised.
 

At a glance

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The Power 575 with IBM POWER6 processor-based technology delivers the next-generation supercomputing node with:

  • 4.7 GHz dual-core POWER6 processors in a 32-core configuration
  • 2U, 24-inch rack-mounted, water-cooled node design
  • 32 MB of L3 cache and 8 MB of L2 cache per microprocessor dual-core chip
  • Up to 256 GB of DDR2 memory per node
  • Up to 5093 GB of internal disk storage
  • Up to 18 hot-swap disk bays and 20 hot-swap PCI-X slots
  • Up to four hot-swap PCI-E slots
  • Redundant Bulk Power Regulators
  • Dynamic logical partitioning (DLPAR)
  • Optional PowerVM Virtualization
  • SAS disk drawer expansion
  • Fast support via Electronic Service Agent round-the-clock error reporting

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 Power 575 delivers a 32-core, 4.7 GHz POWER6™ high-bandwidth supercomputing node, ideal for many high-performance computing applications.

The Power 575 is packaged in a superdense 2U form factor with up to 14 nodes installed in a 42U-tall, 24-inch water-cooled rack. Multiple racks of 575 nodes can be combined to provide a broad range of powerful cluster solutions.

The symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) node uses innovative, 64-bit, dual-core POWER6 microprocessors in a 4.7 GHz 32-core configuration. Each microprocessor dual-core chip is supported by 32 MB of Level 3 cache, 8 MB of L2 cache, and up to four DDR2 memory DIMMs. Each 32-core node includes 64 slots for memory DIMMs. Memory sizes range from 32 GB up to 256 GB. With the optional I/O assembly with PCI and I/O drawer attachment, along with an I/O drawer, up to 24 PCI cards, and up to 18 disk drives per node are available.

Other features include:

  • One integrated SAS controller for internal disk
  • Integrated service processor
  • Two integrated dual-ported 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • Optional Dual 10 Gb Optical Ethernet
  • Optional PowerVM Virtualization
  • Optional dual 2-port 4x Host Channel Adapter
  • Integrated SAS connector for SAS Disk Drawer connection
  • SAS disk drawer expansion

The 575 supports the AIX® and Linux™ operating systems. These operating systems can run simultaneously in different partitions within the 575 node.

IBM Electronic Service Agent™ ("call home") is integrated within the Hardware Management Console (HMC) and should be activated for automated hardware support for all systems in the environment. IBM representatives can enable the Electronic Service Agent free of charge for clients who purchase the Power 575.
 
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Key prerequisites

If installing the AIX operating system:

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER™ V5.3 with the 5300-08 Technology Level

For compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX technology levels, visit

If installing Linux, one of these:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 for POWER, or later
Notes:
  • Not all system features available on the AIX operating system are available on the Linux operating systems.
  • For systems ordered with the Linux operating system, IBM ships the most current version available from the distributor. If you require a different version than that shipped by IBM, you must obtain it via download from the Linux distributor's Web site. Information concerning access to a distributor's Web site is located on the product registration card delivered to you as part of your Linux operating system order.

    Disclaimer: Some information in this announcement addresses anticipated future capabilities and may be subject to change.


 
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Planned availability date

May 6, 2008
 
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Description

The Power 575 delivers an innovative, elegant conceptual design, and stylish packaging. Mounted in a sleek 2U enclosure, the modular 575 enables you to deploy up to 14 water-cooled nodes in a single, 24-inch system frame.

The heart of the supercomputing node contains 32 POWER6 processors on 16 dual-core microprocessor chips. Each microprocessor dual-core chip is supported by 32 MB of L3 cache, 8 MB of L2 cache, and up to four DDR2 memory DIMMs. Each 32-core node includes 64 slots for memory.

To increase the rack density of the Power 575 supercomputing node, the microprocessors are cooled with an innovative modular water cooling design and distribution system. Included in the system-side water-cooling loop is an integrated rear door heat exchanger that significantly reduces the heat load to air from the system.

At the back of the node enclosure, selectable I/O assemblies deliver two small form factor disk bays, two integrated dual ported 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports, optional 10 Gb optical Ethernet, and optional 12X ports for attaching an I/O expansion drawer. Up to two of the optional dual 2-port 4x host channel adapters are available for the high-performance interconnect.

The Power 575 supports both the AIX and Linux operating systems. These operating systems can run simultaneously in different partitions within the 575 node.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The IBM Power 575 is capable as of May 6, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of minimally satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided the user attaches another system that contains the assistive technology necessary to interact through a command-line interface.
 
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Product positioning

The Power 575 is a substantially enhanced POWER6 follow-on to the p5-575 POWER5+™ cluster node. Like the p5-575, the 575 is an extremely effective solution to the requirements of the most demanding, memory bandwidth-intensive high-performance computing applications.

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 108-239

Trademarks

 
POWER6, Electronic Service Agent, AIX 5L, POWER, POWER5+, and System p 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

The following information is shipped with the 575 (9125-F2A).

Standard printed deliverables that get shipped with the box are:

Title                                                     Order number
 
IBM Systems Safety Notices                                G229-9054
Statement of Limited Warranty                             SA76-0125
IBM License Agreement for Machine Code                    Z125-5468
Verify FW Level Notification                              GI11-4284
 
Service Information DVD
SK5T-7090

Additional documentation is available through the IBM Systems Information Center, which provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at


 
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Services

Global 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

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.
 
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Technical information

Physical specifications

  • Width: 750 mm (29.5 in)
  • Depth: 1524 mm (60 in)
  • Height: 2013 mm (79.5 in)
  • Weight: 1656 kg (3650 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

Operating environment

  • Temperature: 10° to 28°C (50° to 82.4°F)
  • Relative humidity: Noncondensing 20 to 80%
  • Maximum dew point: 17°C (62.6°F)
  • Noise level (typical rack configuration):
    • Declared A-weighted sound power level per ISO 9296: 8.2 bels/8.7 bels (Acoustical doors/Slimline doors)
    • Declared A-weighted one-meter sound pressure level per ISO 9296: 65 dB/70 dB (Acoustical doors/Slimline doors)
  • Power requirements
    • Operating voltage (3-phase V ac at 50/60 Hz): 200 to 240 V; 380 to 415 V; 480 V
    • Rated current (A per phase): 80 A; 40 A; 32 A

Hardware requirements

Minimum system configuration: The minimum configuration for a 575 (9125-F2A) includes the following items (for the first node in a rack). Features identified with an "*" allow alternate features to be selected for minimum configuration requirements.

  • 1X — Power 575 (9125-F2A)
  • 1X — 0/32 Core 4.7 GHz POWER6™ CPU (#7298)
  • 32X — One CPU activation for #7298 (#7299)
  • 1X — I/O Assembly without PCI capability (#6319)*
  • 1X — Power and Ethernet cables EIA 05 (#6338)*
  • 8X — 0/4 GB DDR2 Memory (4 x 1.0 GB) DIMMs (#5687)*
  • 32X — Activation of 1 GB DDR2 POWER6 Memory (#5680)*
  • 2X — 73 GB 10K RPM SAS SFF Disk Drive (#1881)*
  • 1X — Language specify (#93XX)*
  • 1X — System Rack with base power (#5770)
  • 1X — Rack Content Specify 9125-F2A (#0271)
  • 1X — Water cooling option (#6872)
  • 1X — Slim Doors with integrated rear door heat exchanger (#6874)*
  • 1X — Ethernet Cable, 6M, HMC to System (#7801)*
  • 2X — Line Cord, 4AWG, 14 ft, 100A Plug (#8696)*

Software requirements

If installing the AIX® operating system:

  • AIX 5L™ for POWER™ V5.3 with the 5300-08 Technology Level

Visit the IBM Prerequisite Web site for compatibility information for hardware features and the corresponding AIX Technology Levels

If installing Linux™ (one of these):

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 for POWER, or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 for POWER, or later

Notes

  • Not all system features available on the AIX operating system are available on the Linux operating systems.
  • For systems ordered with the Linux operating system, IBM ships the most current version available from the distributor. If you require a different version than that shipped by IBM, you must obtain it via download from the Linux distributor's Web site. Information concerning access to a distributor's Web site is located on the product registration card delivered to you as part of your Linux operating system order.

    Disclaimer: Some information in this announcement addresses anticipated future capabilities and may be subject to change.

Limitations: IBM Power 575 (9125-F2A) consists of the following major components:

  • A 2U-tall processor node housing the system backplane, power supply, cooling components (blowers and water-cooled coldplates and manifolds), and system electronic components. A 0/32 core POWER6 processor with 32 processor activations and 64 DDR2 memory DIMM slots are on the system backplane.
  • Selectable I/O assemblies: One assembly has PCI and I/O drawer attachment capability (#6399), and one does not have PCI capability (#6319). Both I/O assemblies have two integrated dual ported 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports per node and two small form factor disk bays.
  • The I/O assembly with PCI capability supports up to two I/O riser features.
  • Up to one 12X attached I/O drawer containing 20 PCI-X slots and 16 hot-swap disk bays can connect to the I/O assembly (#6399). A 575 may be connected to one half of an I/O drawer in dual-loop mode. The second half of an I/O drawer may be connected to another 575 node. Attached I/O drawers must be in the same rack as the node.
  • A 42U-tall, 24-inch System Rack with base power (#5770) ordered on the first 575 (9125-F2A) node in the system.
  • The power subsystem is housed in the top 10U of the rack.

Processor node:

  • The 575 processor node is a 2U-tall, water-cooled, 24-inch rack-mounted device. It houses the system processors, memory, system support processor, power supply, blowers, water cooling hardware, and selectable I/O assemblies with disk bays and (HMC) connectivity.

Memory:

  • The 575 uses DDR2 memory DIMMs. All memory must be fully activated with the corresponding quantity of 1 GB memory activation features.
  • Supported DDR2 memory configurations on the 575 are as follows:

Feature
number  Description               Quantity    Total memory
 
5687    0/4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs       8          32 GB
5687    0/4 GB (4 x 1 GB) DIMMs      16          64 GB
5688    0/8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs       8          64 GB
5688    0/8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DIMMs      16         128 GB
5698    0/16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs      8         128 GB
5698    0/16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DIMMs     16         256 GB

Racks, power, and cooling:

  • The System Rack with base power (#5770) is a 24-inch rack with an integrated power subsystem to support the 575 nodes. It provides 42U of rack space and houses the nodes, the water cooling option, I/O drawers, and the power subsystem.
  • The water cooling option (#6872) includes the modular water units, system side supply and return water manifolds, and associated hoses.
  • The System Rack with base power (#5770) must have door assemblies. Doors kits containing front and rear doors are available in either slim line or acoustic styles. The door kits include a rear door with an integrated rear door heat exchanger. The integrated rear door heat exchanger is on the system side cooling loop.
    • The Slim Line Door Kit provides a minimized footprint for use where conservation of space is desired.
    • The Acoustic Door Kit provides additional acoustic dampening for use where a quieter environment is desired.
  • The height of the System Rack with base power (#5770) may require special handling when shipping by air or when moving under a low doorway. The Compact Handling Option (#7960) is available if deemed required during the review of the Solution Assurance Discussion Guide.
  • The System Rack with base power (#5770) utilizes redundant bulk power regulators in its design. The power subsystem provides redundant 350 V dc power to the 575 nodes and I/O drawers. These bulk power assemblies are mounted in front and rear positions and occupy the top 10U of the rack. The feature 5770 includes the system rack, the two bulk power controller assemblies, the first two bulk power regulators, and the bulk power Ethernet hubs.
  • Power and Ethernet cable features connect to the dc power converters to the bulk power assembly and to the Ethernet hubs in the system rack. These cable groups contain two UPICs (universal power input cables) and two Ethernet cables.
  • The initial order racking sequence has the water cooling option (#6872) in the bottom 4U, followed by any I/O drawer features in the configuration, with the 575 nodes placed above any I/O drawers.
  • Bulk Power Regulators (#6333) interface to the bulk power assemblies to help ensure proper power is supplied to the system components. Bulk Power Regulators are always installed in pairs in the front and rear bulk power assemblies to provide redundancy. The number of Bulk Power Regulators required is configuration-dependent based on the number of 575 nodes and I/O drawers installed. Two bulk power regulators are included in the System Rack with base power (#5770). Additional bulk power regulators are ordered as feature 6333.
  • Up to four line cords are required per System Rack with base power (#5770), and these line cords must be identical features. Utilize the Solution Assurance Discussion Guide for an in-depth understanding of power input line cord redundancy.
  • The 575 is capable of operating voltages (3-phase V ac at 50/60 Hz) of 200 to 240 V, 380 to 415 V, or 480 V.
  • Up to four optional Bulk Power Distribution Assemblies (#6328) are required for system racks with a maximum configuration.
  • Bulk Power Regulators (total) and line cords:

                       Number of 575 nodes
 
             1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14
 
Number
of       0   2   4   6   6   8  10  10  12  12  12  12  12  12  12
#5798
I/O      1   2   4   6   8   8  10  12  12  12  12  12  12
Drawers
         2       4   6   8   8  10  12  12  12  12
 
         3           6   8   8  10  12  12
 
         4               8  10  10
 
Note: (1) Two or four line cords are allowed in systems with six BPRs
          or less.  Four line cords are required in systems
          with more than six BPRs.

Logical partitioning:

  • LPAR allows the 575 node resources to be allocated and for multiple instances of the supported operating systems to be run simultaneously on a single node.
  • LPAR allocation, monitoring, and control is provided by the HMC.
  • Each LPAR functions under its own instance of the operating system.

Optional PowerVM Virtualization and Partition Load Manager:

  • PowerVM Virtualization allows partitions to be created that are in units of less than one CPU (sub-CPU LPARs) and allows the same system I/O to be virtually allocated to these partitions.
  • With PowerVM Virtualization, the processors on the system can be partitioned into as many as 10 LPARs per processor.
  • Optional PowerVM Virtualization includes Partition Load Manager, which will provide cross-partition workload management across the system LPARs.
  • An encrypted key is supplied to the customer and installed on the system, authorizing the partitioning at the subprocessor level.
  • Using PowerVM Virtualization, the 575 can be divided into as many as 254 LPARs. System resources can be dedicated to each LPAR.

System control:

  • Each 575 node can be connected to an HMC for system control, LPAR, and service functions. The HMC is capable of supporting multiple POWER6 nodes.
  • Each 575 node can be connected to two HMCs for redundancy, if desired.
  • Each 575 connects to the integrated Ethernet hubs within the System Rack (#5770). The hubs are connected to the HMC through two Ethernet Cable, HMC Attaches (#7801 or #7802).

I/O drawers:

  • The 575 utilizes optional 4U-tall remote I/O drawers (#5798) for additional directly attached PCI-X adapters and SCSI disk capabilities.
  • Each I/O drawer can be divided into halves. Each half contains 10 blind-swap PCI-X slots and two Ultra3 SCSI 4-pack backplanes for a total of 20 PCI slots and up to 16 hot-swap disk bays per drawer.
  • A maximum of one I/O drawer can be connected to a 575 node.
  • One single-wide, blind-swap cassette (equivalent to those in #4599) will be provided in each PCI-X slot of the I/O drawer. Cassettes not containing an adapter will be shipped with a filler card installed to ensure proper environmental characteristics for the drawer. If additional single-wide, blind-swap cassettes are needed, feature number 4599 should be ordered.
  • All 10 PCI-X slots on each I/O drawer planar are capable of supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit PCI or PCI-X adapters. Each I/O drawer planar provides 10 PCI-X slots capable of supporting 3.3 V signaling PCI or PCI-X adapters operating at speeds up to 133 MHz.
  • Each I/O drawer planar incorporates two integrated Ultra3 SCSI adapters for direct attachment of the two 4-pack hot-swap backplanes in that half of the drawer. These adapters do not support external SCSI device attachments.

I/O drawer attachment:

  • A system I/O drawer will always be connected to the model 575 CEC via the 575 I/O assembly (#6399). Drawer connections are always made in loops to help protect against a single point-of-failure resulting from an open, missing, or disconnected cable. Systems with non-looped configurations could experience degraded performance and serviceability.
  • I/O drawers are connected to the CEC in either single-loop or dual-loop mode. Dual-loop mode is recommended whenever possible as it will provide the maximum bandwidth between the I/O drawer and the CEC.
  • Single-loop mode connects an entire I/O drawer to the CEC via one 12X loop (two ports). The two I/O planars in the I/O drawer are connected together via a short 12X cable (#1829). Single-loop connection requires one loop (two ports) per I/O drawer.
  • Dual-loop mode connects a single I/O planar in the drawer to the CEC.

Disks, boot devices, and media devices:

  • A minimum of two identical internal small form factor SAS hard disk drives are required per 575 node. It is highly recommended that these disks be used as mirrored boot devices. This configuration will provide service personnel the maximum amount of diagnostic information if the system encounters errors in the boot sequence.
  • SAS disk expansion drawers (#5886) are available and support up to 12 SAS hot-swap disk per expansion drawer. The integrated SAS port in the I/O assembly is for SAS disk expansion drawer connection. The integrated SAS port supports up to two SAS disk expansion drawers.

Planning information

Cable orders: No additional cables are 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 Electronic Services are designed to increase system availability and automatically manage system support.

IBM Electronic Service Agent™ and IBM Electronic Services Web Portal comprise the IBM Electronic Services solution. IBM is dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to clients who use IBM servers.

Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware events, such as system errors and performance issues. Systems enabled with this tool "call home" to IBM Support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — at no additional cost.

As part of an increased focus on better service, Electronic Service Agent is configured at installation time for every IBM Power 575 server. IBM systems support representatives configure the tool when the system is installed, at no charge. In support of this program, a new security white paper describes the secure data exchange between the HMC and the IBM Service Delivery Center (SDC) and the methods and protocols for this exchange. To read the white paper and prepare for Electronic Service Agent installation, visit the Reference Guide section at

Integrated with the HMC, and part of the AIX and i5/OS™ operating systems, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, resulting in faster problem resolution and increased availability for your systems. System configuration and inventory information collected by Electronic Service Agent can also be viewed by IBM Support for faster problem resolution.

The Electronic Services Web Portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This Web portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The newly improved My Systems and My Search functions make it even easier for you to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

  • Higher availability: Electronic Service Agent is designed to enhance your Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by offering faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Around-the-clock monitoring and reporting means no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
  • Security: Electronic Service Agent is secure — monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. Electronic Service Agent securely transmits data either via the Internet or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to give you a single point of exit from your site. Communication is one way — IBM cannot call into your system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database that is protected behind IBM firewalls. Access to this information is limited to you and IBM. Your business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM.
  • More accurate reporting: Better reporting and automatic problem routing mean higher system availability and fix confidence. Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, you do not need to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
  • Customized support: Using the IBM ID you entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and My Search sections of the Electronic Services Web Portal at

    My Systems offers formatted reports of hardware and software installed using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. My Search combines the function of search and system information collected by Electronic Service Agent to deliver advanced searching of the IBM technical support knowledgebase, with results customized to your unique system.

    For more information on how to take advantage the power of Electronic Services, and for information about Electronic Service Agent for all your platforms, contact your IBM Systems Services representative or visit


 
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Terms and conditions

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: One year

Warranty service

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response. Calls must be received by 5 pm local time in order to qualify for next-business-day response.

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service: IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades

During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of On-site Service for an additional charge. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. See the Warranty services section for additional details.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following on-site response-time objectives are available as warranty service upgrades for your machine. Available offerings are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average, same-business-day response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, next-business-day response
  • 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Usage plan machine: No

IBM hourly service rate classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Installation is performed by IBM. IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

The Machine Installation Guide specifies site preparation, physical requirements, installation (operating) environment, and any cabling included in the installation along with the approximate installation time in hours. Customer requests for installation of items not covered in the installation guide may be performed at IBM's hourly service rate designated for the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: Yes

The applicable processor group is H5.

Licensed Machine Code: IBM Machine Code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM Machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or visiting

IBM may release changes to the Machine Code. IBM plans to make the Machine Code changes available for download from the IBM Power Systems technical support Web site

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 5% for the products in this announcement.
 
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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 IBM Power 575 9125-F2A machine type:

                                              Monthly MES/
                            Feature Purchase  Maint.  Both/        RP
Description                 number  price     Charge  Support  CSU MES
 
IBM Power 575                      $ 5,300    $239             No
AIX Partition Specify       0265         0            Both     Yes No
Linux Partition Specify     0266         0            Both     Yes No
Rack Content Specify:       0271        NC            Both     No  No
 9125-F2A
Rack Content Specify:       0318        NC            Both     No  No
 I/O Drawer
19 inch, 2.0 meter          0553     4,745            Both     Yes No
 high rack
Rack Filler Panel Kit       0599        98            Both     Yes No
US TAA Compliance Indicator 0983        NC            Both     Yes No
Decline Electronic Service  1120        NC            Initial  N/A
 Agent Install Indicator
0.6 Meter 12X Cable         1829       463            Both     No  No
1.5 Meter 12X cable         1830       529            Both     No  No
2.5 Meter 12X Cable         1831       650            Both     No  No
73.4 GB 10K RPM SAS         1881       659            Both     No  No
 SFF Disk Drive
146.8 GB 10K RPM SAS        1882       860            Both     No  No
 SFF Disk Drive
Converter Cable, VHDCI to   2118        66            Support  No  No
 P, Mini-68 pin to 68 pin,
 0.3M
2.5M 16-bit SCSI-2          2425       143            Support  No  No
 System-to-System Cable
2M LC-SC 50 Micron          2456       110            Both     No  No
 Fiber Converter Cable
2M LC-SC 62.5 Micron        2459       110            Both     No  No
 Fiber Converter Cable
External USB 1.44 MB        2591       110            Support  No  No
 Diskette Drive
2-Port USB PCI Adapter      2738        60            Both     No  No
POWER GXT135P Graphics      2849       449            Both     No  No
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port EIA-232   2861       469            Support  No  No
 Cable
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port X.21      2863       552            Support  No  No
 Cable
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port V.35      2864       926            Support  No  No
 (DTE) Cable
3M Asynchronous Terminal/   2934        49            Both     No  No
 Printer Cable EIA-232
Asynchronous Cable          2936        81            Both     No  No
 EIA-232/V.24 3M
8-Port Asynchronous Adapter 2943     1,538            Both     No  No
 EIA-232/RS-422, PCI bus
IBM ARTIC960Hx 4-Port       2947     3,998            Support  No  No
 Multiprotocol PCI Adapter
Cable, V.24 / EIA-232       2951       193            Support  No  No
Cable, V.35                 2952       353            Support  No  No
Cable, V.36 / EIA-499       2953       281            Support  No  No
Cable, X.21                 2954       193            Support  No  No
2-Port Multiprotocol        2962     2,205            Support  No  No
 PCI Adapter
Serial-to-Serial Port       3125        88            Both     No  No
 Cable for Rack/Rack
36.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra3   3158       900            Support  No  No
 SCSI Disk Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra3   3159       900            Support  No  No
 SCSI Disk Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Ultra320 3274       599            Support  No  No
 SCSI Disk Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 10,000 RPM         3275       699            Support  No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
36.4 GB 15,000 RPM          3277       599            Support  No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 15,000 RPM          3278       659            Support  No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 15,000 RPM         3279     1,299            Both     No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
300 GB 10,000 RPM           3578     1,599            Support  No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
300 GB 15K RPM SCSI         3585     1,999            Support  No  No
 Disk Drive
73 GB 15K RPM SAS           3646       659            Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
146 GB 15K RPM SAS          3647     1,299            Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
300 GB 15K RPM SAS          3648     1,999            Both     Yes No
 Disk Drive
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to    3652        66            Both     No  No
 Drawer 1M
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to    3653        93            Both     No  No
 Drawer 3M
SAS Cable (EE) Drawer to    3654       159            Both     No  No
 Drawer 6M
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to    3661       199            Both     No  No
 SAS Enclosure, Dual
 Controller/Dual Path 3M
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to    3662       399            Both     No  No
 SAS Enclosure, Dual
 Controller/Dual Path 6M
SAS Cable (X) Adapter to    3663       699            Both     No  No
 SAS Enclosure, Dual
 Controller/Dual Path 15M
SAS Cable (AE) Adapter to   3684       199            Both     No  No
 Enclosure, single
 
 controller/single path 3M
SAS Cable (AE) Adapter to   3685       399            Both     No  No
 Enclosure, single
 controller/single path 6M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to   3691       119            Both     Yes No
 SAS Enclosure, Single
 Controller/Dual Path 1.5 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to   3692       146            Both     Yes No
 SAS Enclosure, Single
 Controller/Dual Path 3 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to   3693       199            Both     Yes No
 SAS Enclosure, Single
 Controller/Dual Path 6 M
SAS Cable (YO) Adapter to   3694       699            Both     No  No
 SAS Enclosure, Single
 Controller/Dual Path 15 M
Universal Lift Tool and     3759     5,000            Both     No  No
 Service Ladder
Universal Lift Tool         3760         0            Both     No  No
 Adapters for Power 575
0.3M Serial Port Converter  3925        28            Both     No  No
 Cable, 9-Pin to 25-Pin
Asynch Printer/Terminal     3926       101            Both     No  No
 Cable, 9-pin to 25-pin, 4M
Serial Port Null Modem      3928        89            Both     No  No
 Cable, 9-pin to 9-pin, 10M
PCI Blind Swap Cassette     4599        66            MES      No  No
 Kit, Single Wide Adapters,
 Universal
Rack Indicator, Rack #1     4651         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #2     4652         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #3     4653         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #4     4654         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #5     4655         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #6     4656         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #7     4657         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #8     4658         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #9     4659         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #10    4660         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #11    4661         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #12    4662         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #13    4663         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #14    4664         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #15    4665         0            Both     N/A No
Rack Indicator, Rack #16    4666         0            Both     N/A No
First Shared I/O Drawer,    4671        NC            Both     N/A No
 Indicator
Second Shared I/O Drawer,   4672        NC            Both     N/A No
 Indicator
Third Shared I/O Drawer,    4673        NC            Both     N/A No
 Indicator
Fourth Shared I/O Drawer,   4674        NC            Both     N/A No
 Indicator
PCI-X Cryptographic         4764    11,912            Both     No  No
 Coprocessor (FIPS 4)
Software Preinstall         5005         0            Initial  N/A No
Dual 2 Port 4x Host         5612     1,809            Both     No  No
 Channel Adapter
Activation of 1GB DDR2      5680     1,515            Both     Yes No
 POWER6 Memory
Activation of 256 GB        5681   387,840            Both     Yes
 DDR2 POWER6 Memory
0/4GB (4X1GB) DIMMS,        5687     1,518            Both     No  No
 533 MHz, DDR2, P6 CoD
 Memory
0/8GB (4X2GB) DIMMS,        5688     3,035            Both     No  No
 533 MHz, DDR2, P6 CoD
 Memory
0/16GB (4X4GB) DIMMS,       5698     6,070            Both     No  No
 533 MHz, DDR2, P6 CoD
 Memory
IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX     5700     1,142            Both     No  No
 PCI-X Adapter
IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX     5701       699            Both     No  No
 Ethernet PCI-X Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000      5706       999            Both     No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit          5707     1,750            Both     No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter
PCI-X Dual Channel          5710       777            Support  No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Blind
 Swap Adapter
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI-X   5713     1,191            Both     No  No
 on Copper Media Adapter
1 Gigabit iSCSI TOE PCI-X   5714     1,853            Both     No  No
 on Optical Media Adapter
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel     5716     1,999            Support  No  No
 PCI-X Adapter
4-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX  5717     1,099            Both     No  No
 PCI Express Adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet -SR     5718     6,618            Support  No  No
 PCI-X Adapter
IBM 10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR  5719    13,041            Support  No  No
 PCI-X Adapter
10 Gb Ethernet-SR PCI-X     5721     6,276            Both     No  No
 2.0 DDR Adapter
10 Gb Ethernet-LR PCI-X     5722    10,587            Both     No  No
 2.0 DDR Adapter
2-Port Asynchronous         5723       171            Both     No  No
 EIA-232 PCI Adapter
PCI-X DDR Dual Channel      5736       777            Both     No  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
4-Port 10/100/1000          5740     1,099            Both     No  No
 Base-TX PCI-X Adapter
POWER GXT145 PCI Express    5748       500            Both     No  No
 Graphics Accelerator
4 GB Single-Port Fibre      5758     1,999            Both     No  No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0 DDR
 Adapter
4 Gb Dual-Port Fibre        5759     3,308            Both     No  No
 Channel PCI-X 2.0 DDR
 Adapter
2-Port 10/100/1000          5767       699            Both     No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI Express Adapter
2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX  5768     1,750            Both     No  No
 PCI Express Adapter
System Rack with            5770    30,000   $798     Both     No  No
 base power
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR      5772     6,276            Both     No  No
 PCI Express Adapter
4 Gigabit PCI Express       5773     1,999            Both     No  No
 Single Port Fibre Channel
 Adapter
4 Gigabit PCI Express Dual  5774     3,308            Both     No  No
 Port Fibre Channel Adapter
12X I/O Drawer PCI-X,       5798    32,000   $377     Both     No  No
 no repeater
EXP 12S Expansion Drawer    5886     5,956   $212     Both     Yes No
PCI-X DDR Dual --           5900       777            Support  Yes No
 
 x4 SAS Adapter
PCI-X DDR Dual --           5902     2,500            Both     No  No
 x4 3Gb SAS RAID Adapter
PCI-X DDR Dual --           5912     1,092            Both     Yes No
 x4 SAS Adapter
Opt Front Door for          6069       550            Both     Yes No
 2.0m Rack
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel     6239     3,100            Must Rem No  No
 PCI-X Adapter
2.0m Rack Trim Kit          6247       299            Both     Yes No
2.0m Rack Acoustic Doors    6249     4,650            Both     Yes No
I/O Assembly without        6319     3,420            Both     No  No
 PCI capability
Bulk Power Distribution     6328     1,100            Both     No  No
 Assembly
Bulk Power Regulator        6333     4,200            Both     No  No
Power and Ethernet cables   6338       132            Both     No  No
 EIA 05
Power and Ethernet cables   6339       210            Both     No  No
 EIA 07
10 Gb Optical Transceivers  6345     2,500            Both     No  No
 (2x)
Power and Ethernet cables
 EIA 09                     6370       207            Both     No  No
 EIA 11                     6371       204            Both     No  No
 EIA 13                     6372       201            Both     No  No
 EIA 15                     6373       183            Both     No  No
 EIA 17                     6374       189            Both     No  No
 EIA 19                     6375       198            Both     No  No
 EIA 21                     6376       195            Both     No  No
 EIA 23                     6377       189            Both     No  No
 EIA 25                     6378       186            Both     No  No
 EIA 27                     6379       183            Both     No  No
 EIA 29                     6387       183            Both     No  No
 EIA 31                     6388       180            Both     No  No
I/O Risers (4 PCI-E slots)  6389       800            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 05         6392       354            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 09         6393       336            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 13         6394       321            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 17         6395       318            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 21         6396       309            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 25         6397       294            Both     No  No
Power cables EIA 29         6398       282            Both     No  No
I/O Assembly with PCI       6399     5,055            Both     No  No
 and I/O Drawer Attachment
 Capability
Power Cable -- Drawer to    6458        19            Both     Yes No
 IBM PDU, 14-foot, 250V/10A
Power Cord (14-foot),       6460        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer To OEM PDU
 (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (14-foot),       6469        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer to OEM PDU,
 (250V, 15A), U.S.
Power Cord (6-foot),        6470        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6471        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6472        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6473        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6474        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 13A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6475        19            Both     Yes No
 
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6476        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6477        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6478        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU, (250V, 16A)
Power Cord (6-foot),        6487        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall, (250V, 15A),
 United States
Power Cord (9-foot),        6488        53            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (125V, 15A or 250V, 10A)
14-Ft 1PH/48-60A            6492     1,055            Both     Yes No
 Power Cord
Power Cord (9-foot),        6493        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6494        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6495        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6496        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Optional Rack Security Kit  6580       180            Both     Yes No
Power Cord (9-foot), To     6651        19            Both     Yes No
 Wall/OEM PDU, (125V, 15A)
14-Ft 1PH/24-30A            6654       507            Both     Yes No
 Power Cord
14-Ft 1PH/24-30A WR         6655       449            Both     Yes No
 Pwr Cord
Power Cord (9-foot),        6659        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 15A)
Power Cord (14-foot),       6660        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer To OEM PDU
 (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (14-foot),       6669        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer to OEM PDU,
 (250V, 15A)
Power Cord (6-foot),        6670        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall (125V, 15A)
Power Cord (9-foot),        6671        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer to IBM PDU,
 250V/10A
Power Cord (5-foot),        6672        19            Both     Yes No
 Drawer to IBM PDU,
 250V/10A
Power Cord (9-foot),        6680        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall/OEM PDU,
 (250V, 10A)
Power Cord (6-foot),        6687        19            Both     Yes No
 To Wall, (250V, 15A)
Water cooling option        6872    80,000            Both     No  No
Coolant fill and purge tool 6873     9,000            Both     No  No
Slim doors with integrated  6874    12,132            Both     No  No
 rear heat exchanger
Acoustic doors with         6875    11,025            Both     No  No
 integrated rear heat
 exchanger
Coolant Supply/Return       6876     9,228            Both     N/A No
 Hoses, 6'
Coolant Supply/Return       6877     8,772            Both     N/A No
 Hoses, 14'
Intelligent PDU+,           7109     1,455            Both     Yes No
 1 EIA Unit, Universal
 UTG0247 Connector
Power Distribution Unit     7188     1,000            Both     Yes No
0/32 Core 4.7GHz            7298   110,000   $1,258   Initial  No  No
 POWER6 CPU
One CPU activation          7299     1,000            Both     Yes No
 for #7298
Ethernet Cable, 6M,         7801        16            Both     No  No
 Hardware Management
 Console to System Unit
Ethernet Cable, 15M,        7802        34            Both     No  No
 Hardware Management
 Console to System Unit
Bolt-Down Kit,              7937     7,000            Both     No  No
 Low-Raised Floor
Bolt-Down Kit,              7938     7,000            Both     No  No
 High-Raised Floor
PowerVM -- Standard         7949         0            Both     Yes No
Compact Handling Option     7960       500            Both     No  No
PowerVM -- Enterprise       8024         0            Both     Yes No
Base Customer Spec Plcmnt   8453         0            Initial  No  No
Line Cord, 6AWG,            8694       500            Both     No  No
 14ft, No Plug
Line Cord, 4AWG,            8695     1,000            Both     No  No
 14ft, No Plug
Line Cord, 4AWG,            8696     2,500            Both     No  No
 14ft, 100A Plug
Line Cord, 6AWG,            8699     2,500            Both     No  No
 14ft, 60A Plug
Language Group Specify
 U.S. English               9300        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Dutch                      9700        NC            Initial  N/A No
 French                     9703        NC            Initial  N/A No
 German                     9704        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Polish                     9705        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Norwegian                  9706        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Portuguese                 9707        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Spanish                    9708        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Italian                    9711        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Canadian French            9712        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Japanese                   9714        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Traditional Chinese        9715        NC            Initial  N/A No
  (Taiwan)
 Korean                     9716        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Turkish                    9718        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Hungarian                  9719        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Slovakian                  9720        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Russian                    9721        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Simplified Chinese (PRC)   9722        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Czech                      9724        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Romanian                   9725        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Croatian                   9726        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Slovenian                  9727        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Brazilian Portuguese       9728        NC            Initial  N/A No
 Thai                       9729        NC            Initial  N/A No

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