IBM BladeCenter QS20 blade with new Cell BE processor offers unique capabilities for graphic-intensive, numeric applications

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-677
September 12, 2006

 

 ENUS106-677.PDF (71KB)

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TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Prices
TOC link Description TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
 
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At a glance

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IBM BladeCenter QS20 blade features:

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The IBM BladeCenter® QS20 extends the IBM Power Architecture™-based blade portfolio by providing a new level of parallelism and performance to targeted workloads, including image processing, signal processing, and graphics rendering applications. The QS20 complements IBM's more mature rack-optimized and blade server product lines (based on Xeon, Opteron, and POWER™ processors) that are highly suited to production applications.

Based on the Power Architecture, the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor was originally developed in collaboration with IBM, Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Sony and Sony Computer Entertainment collectively referred to as Sony Group), and Toshiba Corporation. The Cell BE processor is an advanced microprocessor optimized for compute-intensive workloads. Cell BE's breakthrough multicore architecture and ultra-high-speed communications capabilities deliver vastly improved, real-time response for entertainment and rich media applications. Effectively delivering supercomputer-like performance by incorporating advanced multiprocessing technologies used in IBM's sophisticated servers, Cell BE is especially suitable for high-performance workloads across a number of industries, including digital media, medical imaging, aerospace and defense, seismic computing, communications, and the high-performance computing industry.

The new QS20 Cell BE technology-based system is designed for businesses that need the dense computing power and unique capabilities of the Cell BE processor to tackle tasks involving graphic-intensive, numeric applications. The system will rely on the Cell BE processor to help accelerate key algorithms like 3D rendering, compression, and encryption, to help enable companies to create and run highly visual, immersive, real-time applications.
 
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Key prerequisites

The IBM BladeCenter QS20 requires:

Note: The QS20 can only be ordered, supported, and fulfilled via the IBM System Cluster 1350.
 
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Planned availability dates


 
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Description

The IBM BladeCenter QS20 blade represents the newest offering in the BladeCenter family of high-density, high-performance blades with multisocket processors. The model QS20 provides two-socket, multicore (one Power Processing Element plus eight Synergistic Processing Elements for a total of nine cores per processor), 3.2 GHz Cell BE processors directly mounted to the planar board.

The QS20 blade extends and deepens IBM's Power Architecture based blade portfolio by providing a new level of parallelism and performance to targeted workloads, including image processing, signal processing, and graphics rendering applications. As a new offering that has an emerging set of support tools and libraries, the Cell BE blade is suited for evaluation and experimentation by early adopters who are seeking to differentiate through technology capability. This complements IBM's more mature rack-optimized and blade server product lines (based on Xeon, Opteron, and POWER processors) that are highly suited to production applications and feature a rich software stack and extensive business partner support.

The QS20 blade offers advanced and differentiating features compared to blades and servers based on traditional processors. The Cell BE blade is quite unique with new features of the Cell BE processor, and it will complement (or accelerate) new applications which are not capable of their full potential running solely on available technology.

The Cell BE itself is derived from Power Architecture and can therefore leverage the significant investment in Power Architecture software, blades, and ecosystem IBM has created. However, due to its new multicore architecture and the new Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores that are part of the architecture, clients will have to port or optimize their software and likely develop new software to realize the inherent benefits of the Cell BE processor. The Cell BE processor-based blade uses the popular IBM BladeCenter form factor, thereby benefiting from the ease of deployment, manageability, and integration for which the BladeCenter is known. IT offers very fast, floating-point processing performances, broader bandwidth, and a fast interconnect, and can leverage the Power Architecture. Each BladeCenter chassis can be populated with seven QS20 blades. QS20 blades cannot be intermixed with other blades within a chassis; however, the QS20 can be networked with other blades within a rack or multirack system configuration.

InfiniBand is a connectivity option for QS20. You can purchase the blade without InfiniBand or optionally purchase either one or two InfiniBand Adapters for each blade that interfaces to the QS20 via the PCI Express connectors. When using InfiniBand, clients must add external InfiniBand switches to the system-level/rack configuration.

IBM has made the Cell SDK available on AlphaWorks® as a software foundation; however, clients will have to invest time and energy to develop, port, and optimize code to introduce complete solutions for themselves and their clients. The SDK provides a development toolchain that includes compilers, a debugger, performance tools, libraries, sample code, and a full system simulator. More information about the SDK can be referenced at

Standard QS20 blade configuration

System                              HDD
number    Processor     Memory      Interface   Ethernet
 
020025x   Two 3.2 GHz   1 GB XDRAM  40 GB IDE   Two 1 Gb
          Cell BE       512 MB/                 controllers
                        processor

Trademarks

 
Power Architecture and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
BladeCenter and AlphaWorks 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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Publications

The following publications are shipped with each QS20 blade:

The following BladeCenter® and QS20 blade publications, in U.S. English version, are available from


 
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Services

IBM 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

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

                          BladeCenter QS20
 
Processor
 External speed           3.2 GHz
 
 Number standard          2
L2 cache (full speed)     512 KB per processor
Memory                    1 GB XDRAM, 512 MB per processor
HDD controller
 Channels
 Connector external
IDE controller            PATA
 Channels                 1
 Connector external       1
HDD                       40 GB IDE, 2.5-in
Total bays
Bays available            None
Total slots               2 dual x4 InfiniBand
 PCI
Slots available           None
Ethernet controller       2 x 1 Gigabit

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

Operating environment

EMC conformance

InfiniBand Adapter: This equipment is subject to the FCC rules. The equipment will comply with the appropriate rules before delivery to the buyer or to centers of distribution.

Safety certifications

Hardware requirements

The QS20 requires a BladeCenter chassis and appropriate network switches as part of the Cluster 1350 system offering.

 QS20    Processor     L2         Memory    Ethernet     HDD
                       Cache
 
020025x  Two 3.2 GHz   512 KB/    1 GB      Two         40GB
         Cell BE       processor  XDRAM     1 Gigabit    IDE
                                  512 MB/   controllers
                                  processor

Software requirements

The QS20 requires the Linux™ operating system, Fedora Core5, which can be downloaded from

For additional information support, certification, and version information on network operating systems, access

Limitations

Note: The IBM System Cluster 1350 solution is the only order process that will result in fulfillment and service and support. Orders outside this process will not be supported by IBM Service and Support.

Planning information

Cable orders: No additional cables are required.

Packaging: The QS20 is shipped in a single package and includes:

Security, auditability, and control

The BladeCenter and QS20 blades have no security-intrusion detection; therefore, they should be installed in a rack environment that provides security through lockable doors or other security measures. It is a customer's responsibility to ensure that the server is secure to protect sensitive data.

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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Terms and conditions

IBM Global Financing: No

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM.

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to:

Warranty period

Optional IBM features initially installed in an IBM system carry the same warranty period as the system. If installed after the initial system installation, they carry the balance of the system warranty or the optional feature warranty, whichever is greater.

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified below for the machine. 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. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty 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.

Customer replaceable unit (CRU) (for example, bezel) service and on-site service for other selected parts.

CRU service: IBM provides replacement CRUs to you, for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU, at your request, you will be charged for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below, on-site service.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day (NBD) delivery. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRUs: None

On-site service: IBM on-site repair (IOR), 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response. IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. On-site service is not available in all countries, and some countries have kilometer or mileage limitations from an IBM service center. In those locations where on-site service is not available, the normal in-county service delivery is used.

Call IBM at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), to assist with problem isolation for hardware to determine if warranty service is required. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

International warranty service (IWS): IWS is available during the warranty period to customers who travel or relocate to countries where their computer is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to perform warranty service. Eligible IBM computers are identified by their four-digit machine type.

You can obtain IWS through the method of service, such as CRU, depot, carry-in or on-site, provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some service or parts may not be available in all countries. Service centers in certain countries may not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition, some countries may have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of service.

To determine the eligibility of your computer and to view a list of countries where service is available, visit

For more information on IWS, refer to Services Announcement 601-034 , dated September 25, 2001.

Note: Due to the earth's magnetic field, CRT monitors are manufactured to work in northern, southern, and equatorial regions of the earth and may not produce a satisfactory image when moved between them. Any required adjustment (if possible) is not covered under IWS and may be subject to a chargeable action. The magnetic field does not affect flat-panel LCD monitors.

Licensing: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the system.

Maintenance services

Warranty service upgrade: During the warranty period, warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

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.

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM installation, at no additional charge, under one of the on-site service levels specified below.

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 warranty service upgrade options are available:

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. 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. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, bezel), IBM will ship the CRU to you, for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site service: IOR; 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 service options are available:

Maintenance service (ICA)

Maintenance services are available for ICA legacy contracts. The preferred go-to-market offerings are ServiceElect. However, ICA legacy contracts will still be available for current customers until they are withdrawn.

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades): During the warranty period, warranty service upgrade provides an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

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.

CRUs will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty CRU service except that you may install a Tier 1 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge under the type of warranty service specified below, 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 warranty service upgrade option is available.

Maintenance service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of maintenance service specified below for the machine. 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. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

CRU service: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (for example, bezel), IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM at any time on your request.

IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement CRU, and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

On-site service: IOR; 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 service options are available:

Non-IBM parts support

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 and maintenance services: Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

IBM service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory, and so forth) installed within IBM systems covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services 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.

IBM hourly service rate classification: Two

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: No

Licensed machine code: Machine code included with this product is licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreement that is shipped with the product.

To view the license agreement, visit

To download the machine code, visit

Educational allowance: None
 
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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 model of the IBM BladeCenter QS20 0200 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                            IBM      MES/
                             Model  Feature list     Both/
Description                  number Number  price(1) Support
 
BladeCenter QS20              AC1           $     0
 
Packaging -- 2U Blade WW
                              AC1      0756      NC  Initial
Custom Asset Tagging --
 Standard                     AC1      2200      10  Initial
                              AC1      2201      20  Initial
Custom Labeling               AC1      2220       5  Initial
 
Custom Palletization          AC1      2221       5  Initial
 
Request for a new Vendor      AC1      2247      NC  Initial
 Logo Hardware
 
Request for an existing       AC1      2248      NC  Initial
 IBM Feature
 
Request for an existing       AC1      2249      NC  Initial
 Public RPQ
 
Dual Cell Based Blade         AC1      2684  18,995  Initial
 
InfiniBand Card Kit           AC1      2945   1,950  Initial
 
Install in Rack 01            AC1      3101      NC  Initial
Install in Rack 02            AC1      3102      NC  Initial
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General Racking Solution      AC1      8072      NC  Initial
 
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 Manufacturing
 
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(1) List price does not include tax or shipping and is
    subject to change without notice.  Reseller prices
    may vary.

The following Single Entity Offering (SEO) option is newly announced for the IBM BladeCenter QS20 (MT 0200):

                                                     Initial/
                                            IBM      MES/
                             Model  SEO     list     Both/
Description                  number number  price    Support
 
IBM BladeCenter QS20          AC1   020025U $18,995  Initial

The following Single Entity Offering (SEO) option is newly announced for the IBM BladeCenter QS20 (MT 3331):

                                                     IBM
 
         Supp.                                       list
Feature  Cat.     Description                        price
 
Machine Type: 0200  Models: AC1
Package quantity: One
 
0756     CCE/CCR  Packaging -- 2U Blade WW                 NC
2200     CCE/CCR  Custom Asset Tagging -- Standard    $    10
2201     CCE/CCR  Custom Asset Tagging -- Standard         20
2220     CCE/CCR  Custom Labeling                           5
2221     CCE/CCR  Custom Palletization                      5
2247     CCE/CCR  Request for a new Vendor Logo            NC
                  Hardware
2248     CCE/CCR  Request for an existing IBM Feature      NC
2249     CCE/CCR  Request for an existing Public RPQ       NC
2684     CCE/CCR  Dual Cell Based Blade                18,885
2945     CCE/CCR  InfiniBand Card Kit                   1,950
3101     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 01                       NC
3102     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 02                       NC
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3109     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 09                       NC
3110     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 10                       NC
3111     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 11                       NC
3112     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 12                       NC
3113     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 13                       NC
3114     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 14                       NC
3115     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 15                       NC
3116     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 16                       NC
3117     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 17                       NC
3118     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 18                       NC
3119     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 19                       NC
3120     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 20                       NC
3121     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 21                       NC
3122     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 22                       NC
3123     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 23                       NC
3124     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 24                       NC
3125     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 25                       NC
3126     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 26                       NC
3127     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 27                       NC
3128     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 28                       NC
3129     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 29                       NC
3130     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 30                       NC
3131     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 31                       NC
3132     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 32                       NC
3133     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 33                       NC
3134     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 34                       NC
3135     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 35                       NC
3136     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 36                       NC
3137     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 37                       NC
3138     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 38                       NC
3139     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 39                       NC
3140     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 40                       NC
3141     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 41                       NC
3142     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 42                       NC
3143     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 43                       NC
3144     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 44                       NC
3145     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 45                       NC
3146     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 46                       NC
3147     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 47                       NC
3148     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 48                       NC
3149     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 49                       NC
3150     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 50                       NC
3151     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 51                       NC
3152     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 52                       NC
3153     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 53                       NC
3154     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 54                       NC
3155     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 55                       NC
3156     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 56                       NC
3157     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 57                       NC
3158     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 58                       NC
3159     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 59                       NC
3160     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 60                       NC
3161     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 61                       NC
3162     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 62                       NC
3163     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 63                       NC
3164     CCE/CCR  Install in Rack 64                       NC
3301     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 01                           NC
3302     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 02                           NC
3303     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 03                           NC
3304     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 04                           NC
3305     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 05                           NC
3306     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 06                           NC
3307     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 07                           NC
3308     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 08                           NC
3309     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 09                           NC
3310     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 10                           NC
3311     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 11                           NC
3312     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 12                           NC
3313     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 13                           NC
3314     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 14                           NC
3315     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 15                           NC
3316     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 16                           NC
3317     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 17                           NC
3318     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 18                           NC
3319     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 19                           NC
3320     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 20                           NC
3321     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 21                           NC
3322     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 22                           NC
3323     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 23                           NC
3324     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 24                           NC
3325     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 25                           NC
3326     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 26                           NC
3327     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 27                           NC
3328     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 28                           NC
3329     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 29                           NC
3330     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 30                           NC
3331     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 31                           NC
3332     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 32                           NC
3333     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 33                           NC
3334     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 34                           NC
3335     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 35                           NC
3336     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 36                           NC
3337     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 37                           NC
3338     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 38                           NC
3339     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 39                           NC
3340     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter 40                           NC
3401     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 01                  NC
3402     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 02                  NC
3403     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 03                  NC
3404     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 04                  NC
3405     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 05                  NC
3406     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 06                  NC
3407     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 07                  NC
3408     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 08                  NC
3409     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 09                  NC
3410     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 10                  NC
3411     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 11                  NC
3412     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 12                  NC
3413     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 13                  NC
3414     CCE/CCR  BladeCenter location 14                  NC
8031     CCE/CCR  Consolidated Delivery                    NC
8034     CCE/CCR  e1350 Solution Component                 NC
8067     CCE/CCR  TAA Compliant Order                      NC
8072     CCE/CCR  General Racking Solution                 NC
8077     CCE/CCR  Integrate BladeCenter in                 NC
                  Manufacturing
8086     CCE/CCR  No Publications Selected                 NC
9170     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 01                  NC
9171     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 02                  NC
9172     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 03                  NC
9173     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 04                  NC
9174     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 05                  NC
9175     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 06                  NC
9176     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 07                  NC
9177     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 08                  NC
9178     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 09                  NC
9179     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 10                  NC
9180     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 11                  NC
9181     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 12                  NC
9182     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 13                  NC
9183     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 14                  NC
9184     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 15                  NC
9185     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 16                  NC
9186     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 17                  NC
9187     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 18                  NC
9188     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 19                  NC
9189     CCE/CCR  Storage Subsystem ID 20                  NC
9206     CCE/CCR  No Preload Specify                       NC

Warranty service upgrades

                              IOR      IOR      IOR
                 Machine      9 x 5    24 x 7   24 x 7
Description      type/model   4-hour   4-hour   2-hour
 
QS20     1 yr    0200-AC1     $  350   $  500   $1,250
QS20     3 yr    0200-AC1      1,800    3,200

Maintenance services

 
                              IOR      IOR      IOR      IOR
                 Machine      9 x 5    9 x 5    24 x 7   24 x 7
Description      type/model   NBD      4-hour   4-hour   2-hour
 
QS20     1 yr    0200-AC1     $1,000   $1,350   $1,500   $2,250

Maintenance service charges (legacy)

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

 
                 Machine      IOR
Description      type/model   24 x 7
 
QS20             0200-AC1     $500

Maintenance service

                 Machine      IOR        IOR
Description      type/model   9 x 5      24 x 7
 
QS20             0200-AC1     $1,200     $1,800

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).
 
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