Processor Technology Identification Support for IBM Servers

xSeries, IBM Blade Center, IBM Power Systems

IBM Servers


PVU entitlements per core are based on Processor Technology (defined by Processor Vendor, Brand, Type and Model Number). Use the links above to locate your server and identify the Processor Technology and PVUs per core. For help identifying your Processor Model Number, use the Processor Model Number Discovery Guide.


IBM System x [x86] 3xxx models
Server Processor Information
Model Number Processor Vendor / Brand Processor Type Processor Model Number * PVUs per Core**
3100 M4 Intel Xeon MC E3-1200 to E3-1299 70
3105 AMD Opteron/Athlon SC/DC All Existing 100/50
3200 Intel Xeon DC/QC 3000 to 3399 50
3200 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 3000 to 3399 50
3200 M3 Intel Xeon MC 3400 to 3499 70
3250 Intel Pentium/ Xeon SC/DC All Existing 100/50
3250 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 3000 to 3399 50
3250 M3 Intel Xeon DC/QC/HC 3400 to 3499 70
3250 M4 Intel Xeon MC E3-1200 to E3-1299 70
3350 Intel Xeon DC/QC 3000 to 3399 50
3400 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5000 to 5499 50
3400 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
3400 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
3450 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5000 to 5499 50
3455 AMD Opteron DC/QC All Existing 50
3500 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5000 to 5499 50
3500 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
3500 M3 Intel Xeon DC/QC/HC 5500 to 5599 70
3500 M3 Intel Xeon DC/QC/HC 5500 to 5599 70
3500 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
3530 M4 Intel Xeon OC E5-2400 70
3550 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5000 to 5499 50
3550 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
3550 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
3550 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
3620 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
3630 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
3630 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-2400 70
3650 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5000 to 5499 50
3650 T Intel Xeon SC 5000 to 5499 100
3650 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
3650 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
3650 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
3690 X5 Intel Xeon (2S) MC All Existing 70
3690 X5 Intel Xeon(4S) MC All Existing 100
dx 360 M2 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
dx 360 M3 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
dx 360 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
3655 AMD Opteron DC/QC All Existing 50
3750 M4 Intel Xeon MC E5-4600 100
3755 AMD Opteron DC/QC/HC All Existing 50
3755 M3 AMD Opteron MC All Existing 50
3800 Intel Xeon SC/DC All Existing 100/50
3850 Intel Xeon SC/DC All Existing 100/50
3850 M2 Intel Xeon QC/HC 7400 to 7499 50
3850 X5 Intel Xeon (2S) MC All Existing 70
3850 X5 Intel Xeon (4S) MC All Existing 100
3950 Intel Xeon DC/QC 7000 to 7499 50
3950 M2 Intel Xeon QC/HC 7400 to 7499 50
3950 X5 Intel Xeon (2S) MC All Existing 70
3950 X5 Intel Xeon (4S) MC All Existing 100
SC: Single-Core, DC: Dual-Core, QC: Quad-Core, HC: Hexa-Core, OC: Octi-Core, MC: Multi-Core, 2S: 2 Sockets, 4S: 4 Sockets, 8S: 8 Sockets
*Numbers may be preceded by letters: for example: X5570, refers to 5570 and is part of the 5500 to 5599 series.
**The PVU per core requirements for Intel based servers in the above table are based on the processor model numbers, and are provided for your convenience. Errors or omissions in the table are unintentional. Customers remain responsible to be in compliance with the required level of authorized use for each program.


IBM System x [x86] other models
Server Processor Information
Model Number Processor Vendor / Brand Processor Type PVUs per Core
100 Intel Pentium / Celeron SC/DC 100 / 50
226 Intel Xeon SC 100
236 Intel Xeon SC 100
260 Intel Xeon SC 100
336 Intel Xeon SC/DC 100 / 50
346 Intel Xeon SC/DC 100 / 50
366 Intel Xeon SC 100
460 Intel Xeon SC/DC 100 / 50
206m Intel Pentium SC/DC 100 / 50
306m Intel Pentium SC/DC 100 / 50
326m AMD Opteron SC 100
Prior to 2005 Intel and AMD SC 100
SC: Single-Core, DC: Dual-Core, QC: Quad-Core, HC: Hexa-Core, OC: Octi-Core


IBM BladeCenter x86, POWER and other servers
Server Processor Information
Model Number Processor Vendor / Brand Processor Type Processor Model Number * PVUs per Core**
HX5 Intel Xeon (4S) MC All Existing 100
HX5 Intel Xeon (2S) MC All Existing 70
HS12 Intel Xeon SC/DC/QC 3300 to 3399 100/50
HS20 Intel Xeon SC/DC All Existing 100/50
HS21 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5100 to 5499 50
HS22 Intel Xeon DC/QC 5500 to 5599 70
HS22 Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
HS22V Intel Xeon QC/HC 5600 to 5699 70
HS23 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
HS23E Intel Xeon MC E5-2400 to E5-2499 70
JS12 IBM POWER6 DC All Existing 80
JS20 IBM PowerPC 970 SC All Existing 100
JS21 IBM PowerPC 970 SC/DC All Existing 100/50
JS22 IBM POWER6 DC All Existing 80
JS23 IBM POWER6 DC All Existing 80
JS43 IBM POWER6 DC All Existing 80
LS20 AMD Opteron SC/DC All Existing 100/50
LS21 AMD Opteron DC All Existing 50
LS22 AMD Opteron QC/HC All Existing 50
LS41 AMD Opteron DC All Existing 50
LS42 AMD Opteron QC/HC All Existing 50
Prior to 2005 Intel and AMD SC All Existing 100
QS21 IBM Cell/B. E. One PPE*** All Existing 30
QS22 IBM PowerXCell 8i One PPE*** All Existing 30
x220 Intel Xeon MC E5-2400 to E5-2499 70
x240 Intel Xeon MC E5-2600 to E5-2699 70
x440 Intel Xeon MC E5-4600 to E5-4699 100
SC: Single-Core, DC: Dual-Core, QC: Quad-Core, HC: Hexa-Core, OC: Octi-Core, MC: Multi-Core
2S: 2 Sockets, 4S: 4 Sockets
***PPE: Power Processing Engine.
*Numbers may be preceded by letters: for example: X5570, refers to 5570 and is part of the 5500 to 5599 series.
**The PVU per core requirements for Intel based servers in the above table are based on the processor model numbers, and are provided for your convenience. Errors or omissions in the table are unintentional. Customers remain responsible to be in compliance with the required level of authorized use for each program.


IBM Power Systems [formerly System p or i]
Server Processor Information
Model Number Processor Vendor / Brand Processor Type PVUs per Core
795 IBM POWER7 HC/OC 120
780 IBM POWER7 QC/OC 120
775 IBM POWER7 OC 100
770 IBM POWER7 HC/OC 120
755 IBM POWER7 OC 100
750 IBM POWER7 HC/OC 100
740 IBM POWER7 QC/HC/OC 70
730 IBM POWER7 HC/OC 70
720 IBM POWER7 QC/HC/OC 70
710 IBM POWER7 QC/HC/OC 70
7R1 IBM POWER7 QC/OC 70
7R2 IBM POWER7 QC/OC 70
PS704 IBM POWER7 (4S) OC 100
PS704 IBM POWER7 (2S) OC 70
PS703 IBM POWER7 OC 70
PS702 IBM POWER7 OC 70
PS701 IBM POWER7 OC 70
PS700 IBM POWER7 QC 70
520 IBM POWER6 DC 80
550 IBM POWER6 DC 120
560 IBM POWER6 DC 120
570 IBM POWER6 DC 120
575 IBM POWER6 DC 120
595 IBM POWER6 DC 120
p24L IBM POWER7 QC/OC 70
p 460 IBM POWER7 QC/OC 100
p 260 IBM POWER7 QC/OC 70
p 185 IBM PowerPC 970 DC 50
p5 505Q IBM POWER5/5+ QCM QCM 50
p5 510Q IBM POWER5/5+ QCM QCM 50
p5 520Q IBM POWER5/5+ QCM QCM 50
p5 550Q IBM POWER5/5+ QCM QCM 50
p5 560Q IBM POWER5/5+ QCM QCM 50
p5 or i5 285 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 505 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 510 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 520 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 550 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 570 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 575 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 590 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
p5 or i5 595 IBM POWER5/5+ DC 100
Various IBM POWER4/4+ DC 100
Various Prior to IBM POWER4/4+ SC 100
SC: Single-Core, DC: Dual-Core, QC: Quad-Core, HC: Hexa-Core, OC: Octi-Core, QCM: Quad-Core Module, 2S: 2 Sockets, 4S: 4 Sockets
2S: 2 Sockets, 4S: 4 Sockets
Note: Utilize Microsoft System Manager if running Windows O/S. Refer to Identification Methodology for Microsoft System Manager for details. An alternative is contacting the System Administrator