IBM System x3950 servers feature dual-core Intel Xeon MP processors

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-670
September 19, 2006

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Services
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link Prices
TOC link Preview TOC link IBM System x3950 — 8878
TOC link Product positioning TOC link IBM System x3950 E — 8879
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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New IBM System x3950 servers incorporate high-performance, dual-core Xeon MP processors:

  • Intel dual-core Xeon MP up to 3.3 GHz with 2 x 1 MB L2 cache and up to 16 MB L3 cache
  • Up to 512 GB of high-speed PC2-3200 ECC double data rate 2 (DDR2) SDRAM system memory
  • Six Active 64-bit/266 MHz Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X 2.0) slots
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller
  • Integrated Broadcom 5704 Dual-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Six 2.5-inch hot-swap bays for flexible installation of HDDs, supporting up to 440.4 GB1 internal data storage
  • Standard Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline, enabling remote, full-band systems management
  • Two 1300-watt, voltage sensing, hot-swap power supplies
  • Standard combo drive
  • Three USB ports, SVGA video port, mouse port, two serial ports, two Gb Ethernet ports, and one keyboard port per chassis
  • Three-year on-site2 limited warranty3

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
 
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Overview

Models of the x3950 server are powered with dual-core Intel® Xeon MP processors at up to 3.3 GHz with 2 x 1 MB L2 cache and up to 16 MB L3 cache.

The x3950 server contains advanced technology that combines scalable SMP power, PCI-X expansion, third-generation Enterprise X-Architecture™ (EXA), high availability, scalability, and substantial internal data storage capacity.

IBM System x3950 E server

Functionally identical to the IBM System x3950 server, the x3950 E server supports the same hardware configurations, however it is supported only as an expansion module to a base x3950, and not in a stand-alone configuration. It comes configured with two empty four-slot memory expansion cards (41Y5000) and two power supplies, but without any processors, memory, disks, or optical drive.

In addition to processors and memory, the six disk bays and six PCI-X I/O card slots in each chassis are accessible. You can add up to a total of 48 hard disks and 48 I/O slots into a 32-socket configuration, eliminating the need for an external I/O expansion enclosure.

Power and scalability

  • XA-64e third-generation EXA chipset powering XpandOnDemand up to 32-socket
  • x86 64-bit extensions (EM64T) support 32-bit or 64-bit applications on the same platform
  • Active Memory with hot-swap support: Memory ProteXion, memory mirroring, hot-swap, and hot-add memory
  • XceL4v Server Accelerator cache for high performance with 256 MB per chassis
  • Up to 4 GB of high-speed PC2-3200 double data rate (DDR2) memory; expandable to 512 GB in a 32-socket complex
  • Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) plus RAID maximize throughput, ease installation of RAID option card; optional on 1Rx, standard on 2Rx, 3Rx, and 4Rx
  • Six 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, up to 438 GB of maximum internal storage
  • High-performance integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet built-in high-speed networking with support for latest technologies
  • Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline
  • 3U rack-optimized, tool-free chassis that strikes the balance between rack density and ease of maintenance

Third-generation EXA features

  • Advanced third-generation Chipkill™ ECC memory controller to help correct single-, two-, three-, and four-bit memory errors
  • Memory ProteXion and memory mirroring support
  • Active PCI-X 2.0 slots, hot-add and hot-swap adapters
  • Hot-swap drive bays and redundant fans to replace select components without powering down the server
  • Two hot-swap, redundant power supplies
  • Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) on processors, memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options to help warn of problems before they occur
  • Innovative light path diagnostics and top access design; easy to service and configure

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements section for details.


 
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Planned availability date

November 30, 2006


 
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Description

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Intel Xeon Processor 7110N — 2.50 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2 & 4 MB L3 Cache Upgrade (40K1259) supports internal processing speeds of 2.50 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 2 MB Level 2 cache and 4 MB Level 3 cache.

Intel Xeon Processor 7120N — 3.0 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2 & 4 MB L3 Cache Upgrade (40K1260) supports internal processing speeds of 3.0 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 2 MB Level 2 cache and 4 MB Level 3 cache.

Intel Xeon Processor 7130N — 3.16 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2 & 8 MB L3 Cache Upgrade (40K1261) supports internal processing speeds of 3.16 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 2 MB Level 2 cache and 8 MB Level 3 Cache.

Intel Xeon Processor 7140N — 3.3 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2 & 16 MB L3 Cache Upgrade (40K1262) supports internal processing speeds of 3.3 GHz and external processing operations to memory at 667 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed, 2 MB level 2 cache and 16 MB Level 3 Cache.

These processor options support up to 32-socket (64-cores), SMP applications in the x3950. A VRM and heatsink, specifically designed to support this, are included.

ServeRAID™ 8i SAS RAID Controller (39R8729) (optional on 1Rx, standard on 2Rx, 3Rx, and 4Rx) performs with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID technology. The ServeRAID 8i is a Zero Channel RAID (ZCR) controller designed to manage your internal data storage in selected servers. The ServeRAID 8i controller achieves higher performance and up to 10 times higher transfer rates (at up to 3 GB per second) than its Ultra320 SCSI predecessors, for a nominal increase in price.

The half-length adapter runs on a dedicated system's PCI-X 64-bit ZCR slot at speeds up to 133 MHz. With the onboard 256 MB memory and 600 MHz Intel processor, the ServeRAID 8i takes RAID processing workload and offloads it directly to the controller. This allows your CPU ample bandwidth to perform the application processing required.

The ServeRAID 8i SAS RAID controller offers:

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, IBM exclusive 1E, and 5EE
  • Cache size of 256 MB battery-backed, low-power DDR memory for protection of valuable data
  • RAID-6 for double parity checking for added data redundancy
  • Expansion of existing arrays through online capacity expansion
  • Performance at up to 3 GB per second of throughput
  • Independent and adjustable stripe unit sizes, from 16 KB up to 512 KB, and default to 64 KB configurable per logical drive
  • BIOS and firmware updates under supported operating system
  • Additional ServeRAID features such as Logical Drive Migration, Global Hot Spare, Copyback, and FlashCopy® to manage your storage drives
  • Rebuild and Rapid Restore™ features to preserve RAID configurations
  • ServeRAID Manager software application for managing the SAS RAID array configurations
  • Performance measured at 6 SFF drives 16K OLTP:850 1O/sec

2 GB (2x1GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (39M5809) contains two 1 GB DIMMs.

4 GB (2x2GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3x4 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (39M5812) contains two 2 GB DIMMs.

8 GB (2x4GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3x4 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (30R5145) contains two 4 GB DIMMs.

These high-speed, DDR2 registered DIMMs are synchronized to the processor. Once addressed, data can be transferred on both edges of the clock signal. This significantly improves performance of the 667 MHz front-side bus Xeon MP processor. The memory bus transfers data at up to 5.3 GB per second.

Memory upgrade card (41Y5000) allows you to upgrade your machine with up to four memory expansion cards. System memory can be expanded to 512 GB by adding two memory expansion card options and a 4 GB PC2-3200 ECC DDR-2 SDRAM RDIMM in each of the four DIMM sockets. Model 4Rx has 4 memory cards standard.

Scalability cables

  • 2.3 m Scalability cable (13M7414)
  • 2.9 m Scalability cable (13M7416)

The two cables are functionally identical; they differ only in length.

IBM Director CD with 20 agent license proofs of entitlement includes support for the IBM System x3950 server.

IBM System x3950 server description

Standard IBM System x3950 model configurations

                      L2         L3                       Power
Model    Processor    Cache      Cache  Memory   HDDs     supply
 
8878-1Rx 2 x 2.50 GHz 1 MB/core   4 MB  2 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7110N   2MB total
8878-2Rx 2 x 3.00 GHz 1 MB/core   4 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7120N   2MB total
8878-3Rx 2 x 3.16 GHz 1 MB/core   8 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7130N   2MB total
8878-4Rx 2 x 3.30 GHz 1 MB/core  16 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7140N   2MB total
8879-1Rx Open                           2xMemory Open bay Two
                                         Exp
                                         Cards

High-performance server subsystems: x3950 servers are high-throughput, scalable, SMP-capable, dual-core Xeon-based network servers. They deliver excellent scalability for adding memory, adapter cards, or multiple processors.

These models are equipped with powerful dual-core Xeon MP processors up to 3.3 GHz, with 2 x 1 MB L2 cache, and up to 16 MB L3 cache that uses 64-byte cache lines. EMT64T architecture supports 64-bit extensions. Four connectors for Xeon MP processors are standard on the system board. High-speed PC2-3200 ECC SDRAM provides excellent processor-to-memory subsystem performance.

The x3950 system architecture is fine tuned and engineered to optimize the powerful Xeon MP processors. This architecture consists of the following components:

  • Dual-core Xeon MP processors
  • Third-generation EXA-64e chipset
  • System memory card
  • PCI-X 2.0 host-bridge controller

Potential benefits include:

  • Increased performance
  • Memory availability
  • System manageability
  • Simultaneous support for 32- and 64-bit applications with x86-64-bit extensions

These Xeon MP processors use 667 MHz common clock speed for external operations. They support 667 MHz data buses to the memory controller. This allows up to 5.3 GB per second data transfers between memory and the processor.

The memory I/O controller (MIOC) supports:

  • Data flow between the processor and memory, and to the PCI-X 2.0 host-bridge controller
  • Chipkill ECC memory function

The two PCI-X 2.0 host-bridge controllers reside between the PCI buses and memory controller.

High-availability and serviceability features: Many enterprise on demand environments run around the clock to supply information around the globe. These environments require ruggedly dependable servers designed with features that can tolerate a component failure without total shutdown. x3950 servers pack numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density, rack-optimized package that helps significantly reduce the space needed to support massive network computing operations.

Features include:

  • Active PCI-X 2.0 slots; hot-add and hot-swap adapters in Windows™, Linux™, and NetWare environments
  • Six Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) HDD bays
  • ECC DIMMs combined with an integrated advanced ECC memory controller with third-generation Chipkill support to correct many single-, two-, three-, and four-bit memory errors to minimize disruption of service to LAN clients
  • Memory ProteXion and memory mirroring hot-add and hot-swap memory support
  • Memory hardware scrubbing to correct many soft memory errors automatically without software intervention
  • ECC L3 cache processors to improve data integrity and help reduce downtime
  • PFA on HDD options, memory, processors, power supply, and fans in conjunction with IBM Director to help alert the system administrator of an imminent component failure
  • Two 1300-watt power supplies that support typical configuration redundancy or full configurations requiring redundancy
  • Eight, hot-swap, multispeed fans to provide cooling redundancy and enable individual fan replacement without powering down the server
  • Standard Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline enabling diagnostic, reset, POST, and auto recovery functions from remote locations and monitoring of temperature, voltage, and fan speed; alerts generated when thresholds are exceeded without utilizing an IO slot
  • Information LED panel, diagnostics LED panel, and component LEDs for visual indications of system well-being
  • Light path diagnostics for an outside view of the potential problem without removing the cover to reduce downtime and service costs
  • Easy front access to system board, and top access to adapter cards, power supplies, and memory
  • CPU failure recovery in SMP configurations, allowing a failed processor to be forced offline, the server rebooted, an alert generated, and operation continued with the working processor

XpandOnDemand scalability: The x3950 servers are designed for complex applications. They feature XpandOnDemand scalability from third-generation Enterprise X-Architecture technology for future growth potential.

The servers include:

  • Massive I/O expansion options supporting up to 48 PCI/PCI-X 2.0/71 card slots with eight scaled chassis
  • Up to 32-sockets (64-cores) SMP operations with powerful dual-core Xeon MP processors
  • 2 GB high-speed PC2-3200 DDR2 ECC memory standard, supporting up to 512 GB of system memory
  • Two worldwide, voltage-sensing 1300-watt, hot-swap power supplies with auto restart are standard
  • Six hot-swap drive bays, supporting up to 440 GB of internal data storage (using six 73.4 GB SAS Hot-Swap HDDs)
  • Terabytes of external data storage supporting optional EXP400 storage units, ServeRAID SCSI controllers, Fibre Channel controllers, and storage units

Configurations

XpandOnDemand scalability

  • Modular building-block scalability eliminates the need for upgrades and provides an easier growth path to larger, scale-up, high-performance SMP configurations.
    • x3950 server two-socket to four-socket single chassis, up to 64 GB memory
    • x3950 server plus one x3950 E system; two chassis eight sockets, up to 128 GB memory
    • x3950 server plus three x3950 E systems; four chassis 16 sockets, up to 256 GB memory
    • x3950 server plus seven x3950 E systems; eight chassis 32 sockets, up to 512 GB memory

Note: A 3950 E system is not required for system scalability. x3950 servers or x3950 E servers can be used interchangeably for system scaling. The only requirement is that an x3950 server is used as the primary boot node.

Scalable Partition Web Interface

The Scalable Partition Web Interface, an extension of the Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II) Slimline Web interface, is used to create, delete, control, and view scalable partitions. This Web interface is in the RSA II Slimline service processor.

The scalable partition defines a multinode configuration that interconnects two, four, or eight servers for up to 32-way operation. With this configuration you can individually power on and power off each node. The multinode configuration uses a single, contiguous memory space and provides access to all associated adapters. Each multinode configuration can have one or more scalable partitions.

  • Two chassis
    • x3950 server plus x3950 E system: single 8-socket configuration
    • x3950 server plus x3950 system: single 8-socket or two partitioned 4-socket servers
    • Two 2.3 m scalability cables
  • Four chassis
    • x3950 server plus three x3950 E servers: single 16-socket configuration
    • Two x3950 servers plus two x3950 E servers: single 16-socket or two partitioned 8-socket configurations
    • Four x3950 servers: single 16-socket, two partitioned 8-socket or four partitioned 4-socket servers
    • Six 2.3 m scalability cables
  • Eight chassis
    • x3950 server plus seven x3950 E servers: single 32-socket configuration
    • Any combination of IBM System x3950 and x3950 E server chassis that when combined results in a supported 4-socket, 8-socket, or 16-socket combination and that has an IBM System x3950 servers as the bootable node (x3950 E not supported as a bootable node for any partition size)
    • Eight 2.3 m scalability cables and four 2.9 m scalability cables

Systems management: x3950 servers feature IBM Director, a powerful, highly integrated, systems-management software solution built on industry standards and designed for ease of use.

With IBM Director, a network administrator can perform the following tasks:

  • View the hardware configuration of remote systems in detail
  • Monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as microprocessors, disks, and memory
  • Centrally manage individual or large groups of IBM and non-IBM, Intel-based servers, desktop computers, workstations, and mobile computers on a variety of platforms

IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager. It includes the following key features:

  • Advanced self-management capabilities for maximum system availability
  • Support for multiple operating systems, including Microsoft™ Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, and Novell NetWare. For a complete list of operating systems that support IBM Director, visit

    http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/systems_management/sys_migration/ibmdiragent.html

    The list is updated periodically.

  • Support for IBM and non-IBM servers, desktop computers, workstations, and mobile computers
  • Support for systems-management industry standards
  • Integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems-management environments
  • Ease of use, training, and setup

IBM Director also provides an extensible platform that supports advanced server tools that are designed to help reduce the total cost of managing and supporting networked systems. By deploying IBM Director, you may achieve reductions in ownership costs through the following potential benefits:

  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased productivity of IT personnel and users
  • Reduced service and support costs

For more information about IBM Director, refer to the CD that comes with the server, the IBM Director documentation on the CD, or visit

IBM Director includes IBM Director Extensions, a portfolio of server tools that integrates into the IBM Director interface and works with the Remote Supervisor Adapter II Slimline, or other systems-management monitoring functions contained in IBM System x3950 servers. Typical functions and monitoring capabilities can include:

  • PFA-enabled critical hardware components
  • Temperature
  • Voltage
  • Fan speed
  • Light path diagnostics

The IT administrator gains comprehensive, virtual on-site control of IBM System x3950 servers through the ability to remotely:

  • Access the server in many cases regardless of its status
  • Inventory and display detailed system and component information
  • View server bootup during POST
  • Browse and delete logs of events and errors
  • Reset or power cycle the server
  • Run diagnostics, SCSI, and RAID setup during POST
  • Monitor thresholds on server health including:
    • Operating system load
    • POST time-out
    • Voltage
    • Temperature
  • Set proactive alerts for critical server events including PFA on:
    • Processors
    • Memory
    • Fans
    • Power supplies
    • HDDs
  • Define automated actions such as:
    • Send an e-mail or page to an administrator
    • Execute a command or program
    • Pop up an error message to the IBM Director console
  • Flash BIOS
  • Monitor and graph the utilization of server resources such as:
    • Memory
    • Processor
    • HDDs
  • Identify potential performance bottlenecks and react to prevent downtime
  • Monitor, manage, and configure RAID subsystems without taking them offline

IBM Director Agent provides integration into leading workgroup and enterprise system management environments, via Upward Integration Modules. This enables the advanced management capabilities built into IBM System x3950 servers to be accessed from:

  • Tivoli® Enterprise and Tivoli NetView®
  • Computer Associates Unicenter TNG
  • HP OpenView
  • Microsoft SMS
  • BMC Patrol
  • NetIQ

PowerExecutive™ tools and programs: The IBM PowerExecutive tool is available on the System x™ 3950 server and allows direct power monitoring through IBM Director This tool helps customer monitor power consumption to allow better utilization of available power resources.

For more information, refer to

World-class support tools and programs: x3950 servers include tools and programs designed to make ownership a positive experience. From the start, IBM programs help you purchase servers, get them running, and keep them running. IBM can help your company maintain ownership of technology leadership network servers.

  • IBM on-site, three-year limited warranty with next-business-day service (same-business-day service optionally available) protects your investment if a problem occurs. This service also includes replacement of parts identified through PFA.
  • The ServerProven4 program lets you confidently configure your server with various devices and operating systems. This Web-based program provides compatibility information from actual testing of the x3950 server with various adapters and devices.
  • The ServerGuide™ CD library includes online publications and utilities and drivers that help you load popular network operating systems.
  • Electronic support on the Web offers additional support in an easy-to-use format.

Standard x3950 Configurations

                      L2         L3                       Power
Model    Processor    cache      cache  Memory   HDDs     supply
 
8878-1Rx 2 x 2.50 GHz 1 MB/core   4 MB  2 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7110N   2MB total
8878-2Rx 2 x 3.00 GHz 1 MB/core   4 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7120N   2MB total
8878-3Rx 2 x 3.16 GHz 1 MB/core   8 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7130N   2MB total
8878-4Rx 2 x 3.30 GHz 1 MB/core  16 MB  4 GB ECC Open bay Two
          Xeon 7140N   2MB total
8879-1Rx Open                           2xMemory Open bay Two
                                         Exp
                                         Cards

 
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Preview

In addition to the high performance server products being offered with this announcement, IBM intends to deliver additional System x3XXX servers based upon future 64-bit, dual-core, Xeon processor technology from Intel. IBM intends to introduce an additional server model in the first quarter of 2007, based upon the Intel Xeon Processor 7150N — 3.5 GHz/667/16 MB L3 Cache Processor.

PREVIEWS PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO IBM PLANS AND DIRECTIONS, BUT THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR WITHDRAWAL. GENERAL AVAILABILITY, PRICES, ORDERING INFORMATION, AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN THE PRODUCT IS ANNOUNCED.
 
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Product positioning

These new IBM System x3950 models enhance the server line by providing new levels of performance and price/performance. The IBM System x3950 server features a high-density, 3 U mechanical platform that supports dual-core Xeon MP processors, PCI-X 2.0 architecture, and high-speed DDR2 memory.

IBM System x3950 servers deliver additional processing, expandability, and high-availability features over those of the IBM System x3850 server. These features make them ideal for handling complex, business-critical On Demand Business applications that must be supported by space-saving, rack-optimized servers.

The IBM System x3950 server is designed for extremely complex, compute-intensive applications requiring eight-socket plus processing power and large memory support.

The IBM System x3950 servers provide excellent scalable processing capability with models supporting high-speed memory, PCI-X 2.0 bus architecture, and:

  • Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor 7110N at 2.50 GHz and 2x1 MB level2 cache and 4 MB level 3 cache
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor 7120N at 3.00 GHz and 2x1 MB level 2 cache, and 4 MB level 3 cache
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor 7130N at 3.16 GHz and 2x1 MB level 2 cache, and 8 MB level 3 cache
  • Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor 7140N at 3.3 GHz and 2x1 MB level 2 cache, and 16 MB level 3 cache

This makes the IBM System x3950 servers an excellent fit for today and future enterprise on demand applications.

These high-density, Xeon-based servers are designed to handle complex applications requiring high-speed computing power, advanced high-availability functions, and a minimum amount of rack space.

Applications include:

  • On Demand Business
  • Business intelligence
  • Transaction processing
  • ERP
  • Collaboration applications (Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes®)
  • Server consolidation
  • Internet or intranet front-end serving
  • Web content serving
  • Database storage as a SAN solution

 
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Reference information
1
When referring to hard drive or tape backup capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

2
IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

3
For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. For the latest information on safe and effective computing, visit

http://www.ibm.com/pc/safecomputing/

Consult the IBM Sales Manual , or your IBM marketing representative or reseller, for the most current information regarding IBM products.

4
IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding non-IBM products and services that are ServerProven®, including but not implied warranties and of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties.

Note: The Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software, included as part of ServerGuide software, may be used for boot diagnostic, setup, restoration, installation, configuration, test, or disaster recovery purposes only.

The Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software contains a security feature that will cause an end user customer's system to reboot without prior notification to the end user customer after 24 hours of continuous use of the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment. During routine usage of ServerGuide, which does not usually require usage of the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment software for such an extended time period, this condition should not occur.

For information on ServicePacs, refer to

  • Services Announcement 606-013 , dated August 7, 2006.
  • Hardware Announcement 106-292 , dated April 25, 2006.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 106-670

Trademarks

 
X-Architecture, Chipkill, ServeRAID, System x, PowerExecutive, and ServerGuide are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Predictive Failure Analysis, FlashCopy, Tivoli, NetView, ServerProven, and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Rapid Restore is a trademark of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Memory ProteXion — Redundant bit steering

  • Utilizes unused bits in each memory DIMM (hot-spare bits)
  • Doubles the amount of Chipkill™ memory sustainable per server
  • Included at no additional cost, requires no additional hardware, and works independently of operating system
  • Similar to the "hot-spare" of a DASD array

Memory mirroring

  • Propels Intel®-based servers towards continuous operations
  • Dramatically helps to increases uptime and allows scheduled maintenance
  • Provides mainframe capability and reliability
  • Operating system independent; does not require drivers or operating system support

Chipkill memory

  • Integrated XA-64e chipsets for using off-the-shelf DIMMs
  • Better memory reliability to support in-memory databases
  • Increased availability by detecting and helping to correct single-, two-, three-, and four-bit memory errors
  • Third-generation Chipkill design

 
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Publications

The following publications and CD-ROMs are shipped with the x3950 servers.

  • x3950 Installation Guide contains an introduction to the computer, installation and setup, installing options, reference information, and problem determination. The installation guide has easy-to-use text and illustrations to enable you to quickly set up your x3950 server.
  • ServerGuide™ contains online publications and drivers to support the x3950 server. In addition, it includes a set of easy-to-use utilities on CD to help you install several popular network operating systems.
  • IBM Director systems-management software is included.

Note: Software versions, features, and functions shipped with these systems may change as new releases become available or may be discontinued at any time.

The x3950 Installation Guide and the Problem Determination Guide , in U.S. English versions, are available from


 
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Services

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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

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Recommended core technical support

When you buy IBM System x™ technology, include the support services you need — to help keep both your hardware and software working for you, day after day, at peak performance. It's your first step toward helping to protect your investment and sustain high levels of system availability. We offer service level and response-time options to fit your business needs. And we'll help you get started with a core support package that includes:

  • Continuous system monitoring

    Exclusive electronic monitoring that helps speed up problem-solving with automated, early detection of potential problems and system errors.

  • Hardware maintenance

    World-class remote and on-site hardware problem determination and repair services.

  • Software technical support

    Unlimited help line calls for fast, accurate answers to your questions during installation and throughout ongoing operations.

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

x3950

                              88781Rx          88782Rx
 
Processor                    Xeon 7110N       Xeon 7120N
 Internal speed              2.50 GHz         3.00 GHz
 External speed              667 MHz          667 MHz
 Number standard             2                2
 Maximum                     4                4
L2 cache/core (full speed)   1 MB             1 MB
L2 cache total               2 MB             2 MB
L3 cache                     4 MB             4 MB
Memory (PC2-3200 DDR2)       2 GB ECC         4 GB ECC
 DIMMs                       2 x 1 GB         2 x 2 GB
 DIMM sockets                16 (5)           16 (5)
 Capacity                    64 GB (6)        64 GB (6)
Memory Expansion Card
 Number standard             2                2
 Maximum                     4                4
Video                        SVGA             SVGA
 Memory                      16 MB            16 MB
SAS SCSI controller          3.0 GHz          3.0 GHz
 Ports                       6                6
 Connector internal          2                2
 Connector external          0                0
HDD                          0                0
Total bays                   7                7
 5.25-inch slim              1                1
 3.5-inch slim               0                0
 Hot-swap                    6                6
 Accessible                  7                7
 Internal capacity           440.4 GB (7)     440.4 GB (7)
Bays available               6                6
 5.25-inch slim              0                0
 3.5-inch slim               0                0
 Hot-swap                    6                6
PCI-X slots                  6                6
Slots available              6                6
Management processor
 BMC                         Standard         Standard
 RSA-II                      Standard         Standard
ServeRAID™ 8i                 Optional         Standard
Dual Ethernet                10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps
 controller
CD-ROM / DVD                 Optional         Optional
Combo drive                  Standard         Standard
Power supply                 1300 W           1300 W
 Number standard             2                2
 Maximum                     2                2
 Hot-swap                    Yes              Yes
 Redundant power             Standard         Standard
 Auto restart                Yes              Yes

                              88783Rx          88784Rx
 
Processor                    Xeon 7130N       Xeon 7140N
 Internal speed              3.16 GHz         3.30 GHz
 External speed              667 MHz          667 MHz
 Number standard             2                2
 Maximum                     4                4
L2 cache/core (full speed)   1 MB             1 MB
L2 cache total               2 MB             2 MB
L3 cache                     8 MB            16 MB
Memory (PC2-3200 DDR2)       4 GB ECC         4 GB ECC
 DIMMs                       2 x 2 GB         2 x 2 GB
 DIMM sockets                16 (5)           16
 Capacity                    64 GB (6)        64 GB (6)
Memory Expansion Card
 Number standard             2                4
 
 Maximum                     4                4
Video                        SVGA             SVGA
 Memory                      16 MB            16 MB
SAS SCSI controller          3.0 GHz          3.0 GHz
 Ports                       6                6
 Connector internal          2                2
 Connector external          0                0
HDD                          0                0
Total bays                   7                7
 5.25-inch slim              1                1
 3.5-inch slim               0                0
 Hot-swap                    6                6
 Accessible                  7                7
 Internal capacity           440.4 GB (7)     440.4 GB (7)
Bays available               6                6
 5.25-inch slim              0                0
 3.5-inch slim               0                0
 Hot-swap                    6                6
PCI-X slots                  6                6
Slots available              6                6
Management processor
 BMC                         Standard         Standard
 RSA-II                      Standard         Standard
ServeRAID 8i                 Standard         Standard
Dual Ethernet                10/100/1000 Mbps 10/100/1000 Mbps
 controller
CD-ROM / DVD                 Optional         Optional
Combo drive                  Standard         Standard
Power supply                 1300 W           1300 W
 Number standard             2                2
 Maximum                     2                2
 Hot-swap                    Yes              Yes
 Redundant power             Standard         Standard
 Auto restart                Yes              Yes
 
 
                                88791Rx
 
Processor                       None
 Internal speed
 External speed
 Number standard                0
 Maximum                        4
L2 cache (full speed)
L3 cache (full speed)
Memory (PC2-3200 DDR2)          None
 DIMMs                          None
 DIMM sockets                   16 (5)
 Capacity                       64 GB (6)
Memory Expansion Card
 Number standard                2
 Maximum                        4
Video                           SVGA
 Memory                         16 MB
SAS SCSI controller             3.0 GHz
 Links                          6
 Connector internal             2
 Connector external             0
HDD                             0
Total bays                      7
 5.25-inch slim media           1
 Hot-swap                       6
 Accessible                     7
 Internal capacity              440.4 GB (7)
PCI-X slots                     6
 
Slots available                 6
Management processor
 BMC                            Standard
 RSA-II                         Standard
ServeRAID 8i                    Optional
Dual Ethernet                   10/100/1000 Mbps
 controller
CD-ROM / DVD                    Optional
Combo drive                     Optional
Power supply                    1300 W
 Number standard                2
 Maximum                        2
 Hot-swap                       Yes
 Redundant power                Standard
 Auto restart                   Yes
(5)
Number of sockets is based on installation of the four memory expansion cards (41Y5000).

(6)
Capacities are based on installation of the four memory expansion cards (41Y5000) and 4 x 4 GB DIMMs installed in each card

(7)
Capacities are based on installation of six 73.4 GB 2.5-in SAS HDDs. For the latest information on supported HDD options, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

Supported video mode capabilities for the SVGA PCI controller:

Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 and Windows 2003
 
                               Refresh
Resolution        Colors       rate (Hz)
 
 640 x 480 x 8    256          60, 72, 75, 85
 640 x 480 x 16   64K          60, 72, 75, 85
 640 x 480 x 32   16 million   60, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 8    256          60, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 16   64K          60, 72, 75, 85
 800 x 600 x 32   16 million   60, 72, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 8    256          60, 70, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 16   64K          60, 70, 75, 85
1024 x 768 x 32   16 million   60, 70, 75, 85

Dimensions

3 U rack drawer

  • Width: 440 mm (17.32 in)
  • Depth: 715 mm (28.15 in)
  • Height: 128.35 mm (5.05 in)
  • Minimum configuration: 31.75 kg (70 lb)
  • Maximum configuration: 38.5 kg (85 lb)

Electrical

  • 100 to 127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.5 A
  • 200 to 240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 8.5 A
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) (approximately):
    • Minimum configuration: 0.388 kVA (two power supplies)
    • Maximum configuration: 1.524 kVA (two power supplies)
  • Btu output:
    • Ship configuration: 1,325 Btu/hr (388 watts)
    • Full configuration: 5,200 Btu/hr (1524 watts)
  • Noise level horizontal position: 6.6 bels

Note: The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.

x3950 servers are intended for use as rack-drawer servers and are tested and designed to operate in a horizontal position.

Standards: These systems support or comply with the following standards:

  • Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4.
  • Hardware-enabled to meet ISO 9241, Part 3.

In addition to the above standards, they are compatible with the PCI-X specification 2.0.

Equipment approvals and safety

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • IEC/UL 60950-1, 1st Edition
  • CAN/CSA — C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • NOM-0198

Standards: These systems support or comply with the following standards:

  • Multiprocessor Specification (MPS) 1.4
  • Hardware-enabled to meet ISO 9241, Part 3

In addition to the above standards, they are compatible with the PCI-X specification 2.0.

Equipment approvals and safety

  • FCC — Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 4, Class A
  • IEC/UL 60950-1, 1st Edition
  • CAN/CSA — C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
  • NOM-0198
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This server is certified by the respective UL and NOM agencies.

Operating environment

  • Temperature:
    • 10.0° to 35.0°C (50° to 95°F) at 0 to 914 m (0 to 3,000 ft)
    • 10.0° to 32.0°C (50° to 90°F) at 914 to 2,133 m (3,000 to 7,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%
  • Maximum altitude: 2,133 m (7,000 ft)

Hardware requirements

For attended installation of an operating system, this server requires a compatible:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Display

Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.

For service, the server requires a compatible:

  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Display

When having the unit serviced, plan to have these components attached to your server either directly or indirectly via a console switch.

Software requirements

The following network operating systems have been tested for compatibility with the x3950 server:

Network operating systems

  • Microsoft
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit Data Center 1-through 4-node, 8-node (HT off)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 64-bit Data Center 1-through 4-node, 8-node (HT off)
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit Standard 1-node
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 64-bit Standard 1-node
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit Enterprise 1-through 2-node
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 64-bit Enterprise 1-through 2-node
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1® 32-bit Data Center 1 through 2-node, 4-node (HT off)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit Data Center 1 through 4-node, 8-node (HT off)
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 32-bit Standard 1-node
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit Standard 1-node
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 32-bit Enterprise 1-through 2-node
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit Enterprise 1-through 2-node
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server 1-node (HT off)
  • Linux™
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL4 U4 32-bit 1-through 2-node (Memory limitation of 64 GB)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL4 U4 64-bit 1-through 4-node
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL3 U8 32-bit 1- node
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL3 U8 32-bit 2- node (HT off) (Memory limitation of 64 GB)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL3 U8 64-bit 1- node (HT off)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES9 SP3 32-bit 1-node
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES9 SP3 64-bit 1-though 2-node
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES10 32-bit 1-through 4 node (Memory limitation of 48 GB)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SLES10 64-bit 1-through 8 node

For those customers who would like to "scale up" with Linux using a large multinode server (greater than four processors), IBM highly recommends a proof of concept (POC) to accurately measure application throughput. Performance can be affected by many factors, such as application scalability, and Linux kernel. Some kernels better optimize the assignment of memory address ranges to take advantage of tightly-coupled SMP systems. Other kernels and applications perform better in a "scale out" environment. For assistance with a proof-of-concept, contact your local marketing representative or IBM Business Partner.

  • Other
    • VMware ESX Server 3.0 update 1
    • Netware 6.5
    • Open Enterprise Server (Netware 6.5)

Note: For information on additional support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, visit

Compatibility: The IBM System x3950 server contains licensed system programs that include set configuration, set features, and test programs. IBM system BIOS is loaded from a "flash" EEPROM into system memory. This BIOS provides instructions and interfaces designed to support the standard features of the IBM System x3950 server and to maintain compatibility with many current software programs.

For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with IBM System x3950 servers, visit

Contact your IBM representative, IBM Business Partner, or refer to the IBM Sales Manual for information on the compatibility of hardware and software for IBM System x3950 servers. The Sales Manual is updated periodically as new features and options are announced that support these servers.

Limitations

Memory

The x3950 servers are shipped with 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) or 4 GB (2 X 2 GB) of memory. A maximum of up to 64 GB of system memory is supported by adding up to two additional memory expansion card options and a 4 GB PC2-3200 ECC DDR-2 SDRAM RDIMM in each of the four DIMM sockets. All supported system memory is addressable through direct memory access (DMA). This server supports 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB 1.8 V, 240-pin, PC2-3200 ECC DDR-2 SDRAM RDIMMs. Supported DIMMs can coexist in the same server; however, memory DIMMs of the same capacity must be installed in matched pairs. Refer to the Planning information section or the IBM System x3950 server Web page memory options.

The x3950 supports up to six HDDs, which limits the optional ServeRAID 8i SAS Controller to reach RAID configurations of RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 1E, and 5EE, but not RAID 60. The 8i is optional in 1Rx, standard in 2Rx, 3Rx, and 4Rx.

ServerGuide

Use the version of ServerGuide that is shipped with the system, or a later version, to load software and drivers. Earlier versions of ServerGuide may not be compatible with the server.

For the two-socket, four-socket, and eight-socket configurations, ServerGuide can help you:

  • Set up and configure the system
  • Set up and configure any ServeRAID adapters as well as the onboard SAS chipset
  • Perform™ an unattended install of Windows 2003 with SP1 integrated CD (32-bit only)

For the 16-socket, and 32-socket configurations, the ServerGuide can help you:

  • Set up and configure the system
  • Set up and configure any ServeRAID adapters as well as the onboard SAS chipset

The ServerGuide cannot help you perform unattended Windows installations (32-bit).

Hot-swap limitations

  • PCI hot-plug is not supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
  • PCI hot-plug support is limited in SLES9, and Novell NetWare 6.5.
  • For Linux, multifunction adapters (those that use PCI bridges) are currently not supported.
  • For NetWare, only hot-replace of adapters is supported.

Refer to the Software requirements section for operating system limitations.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

x3950 Server and related options

The x3950 server is designated as customer setup. Customer setup instructions are shipped with systems.

Configuration information

Bay configuration

The x3950 server contains seven customer-accessible drive bays on the front of the server. The top right bay is for the slim combo drive. Six unpopulated 2.5-inch, slim-high, hot-swap drive bays are located beneath this bay.

The IDE combo drive is cabled directly to the IDE port. The six hot-swap bays are connected to the integrated SAS SCSI controller through an integrated circuit.

Internal SCSI cabling

The x3950 server contains a DASD backplane supporting six hot-swap, SCA-2-compliant drive bays. For configurations where an optional ServeRAID controller is used to support internal RAID applications, plug in an optional RAID adapter into the designated slot. The 8i is optional in 1Rx, and standard in 2Rx, 3Rx, and 4Rx.

Processor upgrades

The following processor upgrade options are supported:

  • Intel Xeon Processor 7110N 2.50 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2/4MB L3 Cache Dual-core Processor Upgrade (40K1259)
  • Intel Xeon Processor 7120N 3.00 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2/4MB L3 Cache Dual-core Processor Upgrade (40K1260)
  • Intel Xeon Processor 7130N 3.16 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2/8MB L3 Cache Dual-core Processor Upgrade (40K1261)
  • Intel Xeon Processor 7140N 3.30 GHz 667 MHz 2x1 MB L2/16MB L3 Cache Dual-core Processor Upgrade (40K1262)

Memory support

The following memory options are supported:

  • 2 GB (2x1GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (39M5809)
  • 4 GB (2x2GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3x4 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (39M5812)
  • 8 GB (2x4GB Kit) PC2-3200 CL3x4 ECC DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM (30R5145)

The 256 MB XceL4v cache, in multi-chassis configurations, uses system memory for this function. The total system memory as seen by the operating system is reduced by 256 MB per chassis for configurations of more than four sockets.

PCI-X 2.0 adapter installations

The x3950 server contains PCI-X 2.0 architecture. Six full-length slots support PCI-X 2.0 and PCI adapters at up to 266 MHz clock speeds.

Rack installations

x3950 3 U, rack-drawer models are designed to be installed in a 19-inch rack cabinet designed for 26-inch deep devices, such as the NetBAY42 ER, NetBAY42 SR, NetBAY25 SR, or NetBAY11.

If using a non-IBM rack, the cabinet must meet the EIA-310-D standards with a depth of at least 71.1 cm (28 in). Also, adequate space (approximately 5 cm (2 in) for the front bezel and 2.5 cm (1 in) for air flow) must be maintained from the slide assembly to the front door of the rack cabinet to allow sufficient space for the door to close and provide adequate air flow.

Power considerations

These x3950 models include two standard 1300-watt, hot-swap power supplies which have redundancy for all configurations when powered at 200 to 240 V ac.

Cable orders: The 10/100/1000 Mbps full-duplex, Dual Ethernet PCI-X Controller is standard with the x3950 server. The RJ-45 connectors provide a 10BaseT or 100/1000Base-TX interface for connecting twisted-pair cable to the Ethernet network. Cabling is not included with the server. To connect the Ethernet controller to a repeater or switch, use a UTP cable with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. For 100/1000 Mbps operation, Category 5 cabling must be used. For 10 Mbps operation, Category 3, or better, cabling must be used.

There are no additional cabling requirements, other than for system power, keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections.

Installability: The x3950 server requires about 20 minutes for installation. Installation includes unpacking, setting up, and powering on the system. Additional time is required to install an operating system, additional adapters, or features.

Packaging

                   Shipment             Number of
Product            group                boxes
 
IBM System x3950   System unit carton   1
 
 
                    Contents:
 
                    System unit
                    Rack components:
                     Rails
                     Cable management
                      hardware
 
 
IBM System x3950   Country kit carton   1
 
 
                    Contents:
 
                    Two 9-foot 220 V
                     intra-rack cables
                    IBM System x3950
                     Installation Guide
                    Safety booklet
                    SCSI cable
                    Rack install
                     template
                    IBM Director
                    ServerGuide
                    CD-ROM Packages
                    On/off switch cover

The x3950 system is shipped as a single package. The country kit carton is contained inside the top portion of the system unit carton, while the rack components are contained in the system unit carton.

Related options

Processor upgrades

  • Xeon MP processor
  • VRM and heat sink
  • Installation publications/warranty

Supplies: None

Security, auditability, and control

Security and auditability features include:

  • Power-on and privileged access password functions provide controls of who has access to the data and server setup program on the server.
  • A set unattended boot mode allows the system keyboard to be locked to all entries except the password and at the same time allows other computers on the network to access the system disk drive.
  • A selectable boot sequence can be used to prevent unauthorized installation of software or removal of data from the diskette drive.
  • Atmel Trusted Platform Module ver 1.1b, TCG (Trusted Computing Group) compliant.

Limitations: The x3950 server has no security intrusion detection; therefore, it 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 system does not support integrity measurements, therefore the TPM only provides Protected Storage and Platform Authentication and Identification. Protected Storage allows material on the operating system disk storage to be protected by the TPM. Platform Authentication and Identification allows for digital signatures or keys, which represent the platform's identity. The TPM is TCG V1.1b-compliant, and is ready for use with Software purchased from third party TPM Ecosystem partners in compliance with the TPM v1.1b specification. The TPM has been implemented on the x460 in addition to the new x3950, from the initial release to the current release.

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: Yes

IBM System x3950

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 Information
    P.O. Box 12195
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Attn: Dept JDJA/B203

Warranty period

  • System hardware — Three years

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, and 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, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive) 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:

  • Battery
  • Cable-management arm
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Combo drive
  • Hard disk drive
  • Hot-swap fan
  • Hot-swap power supply
  • Lift handle kit
  • Memory DIMM
  • Memory expansion card
  • PCI adapters
  • PCI divider
  • Power cord
  • Service label
  • System labels
  • Top cover

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 the System x3950 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, cathode ray tube (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

ServicePac®, ServiceSuite™, and ServiceElect: ServicePac, ServiceSuite and ServiceElect provide hardware warranty service upgrades, maintenance, and selected support services in one agreement.

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 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:

  • On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4 hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response.

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, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive), 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 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:

  • On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, 4 hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 2 hour average response.

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 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.

  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.

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, keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive), 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 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:

  • On-site service — IOR; 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday excluding holidays, NBD response.
  • On-site service — IOR, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 4 hour average response.

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 Global 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

One

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. This product does not contain Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance available
 
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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.

Product charges

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8878 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model  Feature Purchase Both/
                             number number  price    support
 
xSeries 3950 (CSU)
                             AC1            $    0
xSeries 3950 (CSU)
                             MC1                 0
System Packaging -- U.S.     AC1    0213        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
4 GB PC2-3200R CL3 ECC
 DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM
                             AC1    0535     2,875   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
1 GB PC2-3200 CL3 ECC
 DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM
                             AC1    0552       189   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2 GB PC2-3200 CL3 ECC
 DDR2 SDRAM RDIMM
                             AC1    0553       649   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2.5 in HDD Filler
                             AC1    0804        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
CD/DVD Filler
                             AC1    0846        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Heatsink Filler
                             AC1    0848        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Intel Xeon Processor 7110N
 -- 2.5GHz/667/4MB L3
 Cache Additional Processor
                             AC1    1339     1,499   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
3.0/4M Tulsa Processor
                             AC1    1340     1,799   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
3.16/8M Tulsa Processor
                             AC1    1341     2,399   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
3.3/16M Tulsa Processor
                             AC1    1342     3,999   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2.5GHz/4M Tulsa Processor
                             AC1    1410     1,599   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Intel Xeon Processor
 7120N-3.0GHz/667/4 MB
 L3 Cache Additional
 Processor
                             AC1    1411     1,599   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Intel Xeon Processor 7130N
 -- 3.16GHz/667/8 MB L3
 Cache Additional Processor
                             AC1    1412     2,399   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Intel Xeon Processor 7140N
 -- 3.3GHz/667/16 MB L3
 Cache Additional Processor
                             AC1    1413     3,999   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
NetXtreme 1000 T +
 Ethernet Adapter
                             AC1    1478       139   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM iSCSI Server SX Adapter
                             AC1    1481       959   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM iSCSI Server TX Adapter
                             AC1    1483       649   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
NetXtreme 1000 S + Ethernet
 Adapter
                             AC1    1487       579   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
PRO/1000 GT Server Adapter
 by Intel
                             AC1    1488       139   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM 10 Gb Ethernet Adapter
                             AC1    1566     4,599   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
PRO/1000 GT Dual Port
 Server Adapter by Intel
                             AC1    1579       249   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
PRO/1000 GT Quad Port
 Server Adapter by Intel
                             AC1    1580       699   Initial
 
                             MC1                     Initial
DS4000 Host Bus Adapter
                             AC1    1650     1,485   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
ServeRAID 8i SAS Raid
 Controller
                             AC1    1673       559   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM Ultra320 SCSI
 Controller 2
                             AC1    1680       219   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
ServeRAID-6M Ultra320
 SCSI Controller (128MB)
                             AC1    1685       879   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
ServeRAID-6M Ultra320
 SCSI Controller (256MB)
                             AC1    1686     1,249   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Capacity Scheduling Service
                             AC1    1772        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom SLA Scheduling
 Service
                             AC1    1796        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Hermes Non-DC
                             AC1    2025        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Hermes DC
                             AC1    2026        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Hermes Lbls
                             AC1    2027        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
10.2 VRM
                             AC1    2055        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Bezel
                             AC1    2058        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom Asset Tagging --
 Standard
                             AC1    2200        10   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom Asset Tagging --
 Standard
                             AC1    2201        20   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Server Custom Image
                             AC1    2204        35   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Standard Customization &
 Personalization
                             AC1    2208        10   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Enhance Customization &
 Personalization
                             AC1    2209        20   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom RAID Configuration
                             AC1    2212       250   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom Labeling
                             AC1    2220         5   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom Palletization
                             AC1    2221         5   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Vendor Logo Hardware
                             AC1    2247        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Option Approved for Other MT
                             AC1    2248        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Custom Option Request
                             AC1    2249        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID Configuration
                             AC1    2302       150   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack Installation >1U
 Component
                             AC1    2306       150   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Department of Defense
 UID Label
                             AC1    2320        10   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM MXE Base
                             AC1    2674     9,400   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
OEM Base
                             AC1    2675     9,400   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 01
                             AC1    3101        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 02
                             AC1    3102        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 03
                             AC1    3103        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 04
                             AC1    3104        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 05
                             AC1    3105        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 06
                             AC1    3106        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 07
                             AC1    3107        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 08
                             AC1    3108        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 09
                             AC1    3109        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 10
                             AC1    3110        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 11
                             AC1    3111        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 12
                             AC1    3112        NC   Initial
 
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 13
                             AC1    3113        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 14
                             AC1    3114        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 15
                             AC1    3115        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 16
                             AC1    3116        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 17
                             AC1    3117        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 18
                             AC1    3118        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 19
                             AC1    3119        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 20
                             AC1    3120        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 21
                             AC1    3121        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 22
                             AC1    3122        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 23
                             AC1    3123        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 24
                             AC1    3124        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 25
                             AC1    3125        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 26
                             AC1    3126        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 27
                             AC1    3127        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 28
                             AC1    3128        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 29
                             AC1    3129        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 30
                             AC1    3130        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 31
                             AC1    3131        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 32
                             AC1    3132        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 33
                             AC1    3133        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 34
                             AC1    3134        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 35
                             AC1    3135        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 36
                             AC1    3136        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 37
                             AC1    3137        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 38
                             AC1    3138        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 39
                             AC1    3139        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 40
                             AC1    3140        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 41
                             AC1    3141        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 42
                             AC1    3142        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 43
                             AC1    3143        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 44
                             AC1    3144        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 45
                             AC1    3145        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 46
                             AC1    3146        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 47
                             AC1    3147        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 48
                             AC1    3148        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 49
                             AC1    3149        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 50
                             AC1    3150        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 51
                             AC1    3151        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 52
                             AC1    3152        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 53
                             AC1    3153        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 54
                             AC1    3154        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 55
                             AC1    3155        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 56
                             AC1    3156        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 57
                             AC1    3157        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 58
                             AC1    3158        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 59
                             AC1    3159        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 60
                             AC1    3160        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 61
                             AC1    3161        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 62
                             AC1    3162        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 63
                             AC1    3163        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Install in Rack 64
                             AC1    3164        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U01
                             AC1    3201        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U02
                             AC1    3202        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U03
                             AC1    3203        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U04
                             AC1    3204        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U05
                             AC1    3205        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U06
                             AC1    3206        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U07
                             AC1    3207        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U08
                             AC1    3208        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U09
                             AC1    3209        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U10
                             AC1    3210        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U11
                             AC1    3211        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U12
                             AC1    3212        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U13
                             AC1    3213        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U14
                             AC1    3214        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U15
                             AC1    3215        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U16
                             AC1    3216        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U17
                             AC1    3217        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U18
                             AC1    3218        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U19
                             AC1    3219        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U20
                             AC1    3220        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U21
                             AC1    3221        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U22
                             AC1    3222        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U23
                             AC1    3223        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U24
                             AC1    3224        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U25
                             AC1    3225        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U26
                             AC1    3226        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U27
                             AC1    3227        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U28
                             AC1    3228        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U29
                             AC1    3229        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U30
                             AC1    3230        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U31
                             AC1    3231        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U32
                             AC1    3232        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U33
                             AC1    3233        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U34
                             AC1    3234        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U35
                             AC1    3235        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U36
                             AC1    3236        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U37
                             AC1    3237        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U38
                             AC1    3238        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U39
                             AC1    3239        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U40
                             AC1    3240        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U41
                             AC1    3241        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack location U42
                             AC1    3242        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
3m Console Switch Cable (PS2)
                             AC1    3750       125   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
1.5m KVM Conversion Option
                             AC1    3755       589   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Virtual Media Conversion
 Option
                             AC1    3758       199   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2m External SCSI Cable
 (VHDCI to 68pin)
                             AC1    3770        45   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
3m Yellow Cat5e Cable
                             AC1    3793        19   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
CD-ROM Ultrabay(TM)
 Enhanced Drive
                             AC1    4141        59   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Multi-Burner Ultrabay
 Enhanced(TM) Drive Rambo 4
                             AC1    4143       179   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
CD-RW/DVD Combo V Ultrabay
 Enhanced
                             AC1    4144       159   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2.3m Scalability Cable
                             AC1    4236       299   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
2.9m Scalability Cable
                             AC1    4237       399   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM 1m LC-LC Fibre
 Channel Cable
                             AC1    4282     1,999   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM 5m LC-LC Fibre
 Channel Cable
                             AC1    4283     2,085   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
IBM 25m LC-LC Fibre
 Channel Cable
                             AC1    4284       295   Initial
 
                             MC1                     Initial
4-DIMM DDR2 Memory Card
                             AC1    4338       499   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 ES
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4714        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows 2000 Server
                             MC1    4716        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows 2000 Advanced
 Server
                             MC1    4729        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Datacenter x64 Edition
                             MC1    4730        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 WS
 for x86
                             AC1    4732        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Enterprise Edition
                             MC1    4734        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Standard Edition
                             MC1    4735        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Enterprise x64 Edition
                             MC1    4737        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 WS
 for x86
                             AC1    4741        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 WS
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4742        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 AS
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4743        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Server 9
 for x86
                             AC1    4744        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 ES
 for x86
                             AC1    4745        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 AS
 for x86
                             AC1    4746        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Server 9
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4747        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Standard x64 Edition
                             MC1    4748        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- NetWare 6.5
                             AC1    4749        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Datacenter Edition
                             MC1    4756        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 AS
 for x86
                             AC1    4759        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 ES
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4761        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 AS
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4762        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 ES
 for x86
                             AC1    4763        NC   Initial
Customer Provided and
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 WS
 for AMD64/EM64T
                             AC1    4765        NC   Initial
36 GB 10K 2.5" Hot-Swap
 SAS HDD
                             AC1    5158       285   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
73 GB 10K 2.5" Hot-Swap
SAS HDD
                             AC1    5159       345   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13
 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power
 Cable
                             AC1    6201        19   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack power cable -- 2.8m,
 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC
 320-C20 (WW)
                             AC1    6204        19   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
4.3m, 10A/100-250V,
 C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack
 Power Cable
                             AC1    6263        19   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Rack power cable -- 2.8m,
 100-240V, C13 to IEC
 320-C14 (WW)
                             AC1    6311         0   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
xSeries Datacenter
 Scalable Solution
                             AC1    8024        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No HDD Selected
                             AC1    8026        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No Memory Selected
                             AC1    8029        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Consolidated Delivery
                             AC1    8031        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
e1350 Solution Component
                             AC1    8034        NC   Initial
xSeries Datacenter High
 Availability Solution
                             AC1    8035        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Compute Node
                             AC1    8036        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Management Node
                             AC1    8037        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Node
                             AC1    8038        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 01
                             AC1    8052        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 02
                             AC1    8053        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 03
                             AC1    8054        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 04
                             AC1    8055        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 05
                             AC1    8056        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 06
                             AC1    8057        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 07
                             AC1    8058        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 08
                             AC1    8059        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 09
                             AC1    8060        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
x460/MXE-460 Scalable
 System Group ID 10
                             AC1    8061        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
TAA Compliant Order
                             AC1    8067        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
General Racking Solution
                             AC1    8072        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No 2.5" SAS HDD Selected
                             AC1    8081        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No Publications Selected
                             AC1    8086        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
System Documentation and
 Software
 -- U.S. English             AC1    8563        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Performance Memory
 Configuration
                             AC1    8957        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Integrate in manufacturing
                             AC1    8971        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Ship Uninstalled (Safety)
                             AC1    8972        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
HDD Test
                             AC1    8999        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No Internal RAID
                             AC1    9012        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Hot Spare
                             AC1    9013        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Enable Memory Mirroring
                             AC1    9017        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Internal RAID -- Setup
                             AC1    9066        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Internal RAID -- Setup
 by Customer
                             AC1    9067        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 0 -- SAS Primary
 Array -- minimum of 2 HDD
 required
                             AC1    9068        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 1 -- SAS Primary Array
 -- 2 HDDs required
                             AC1    9069        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 1E -- SAS Primary
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9070        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 5 -- SAS Primary Array
 -- minimum of 3 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9071        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 5EE -- SAS Primary
 Array -- minimum of 4 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9072        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 0 -- SAS Secondary
 Array -- minimum of 2 HDD
 required
                             AC1    9073        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 1 -- SAS Secondary
 Array -- 2 HDDs required
                             AC1    9074        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 1E -- SAS Secondary
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9075        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 5 -- SAS Secondary
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9076        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 01      AC1    9170        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 02      AC1    9171        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 03      AC1    9172        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 04      AC1    9173        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 05      AC1    9174        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 06      AC1    9175        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 07      AC1    9176        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 08      AC1    9177        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 09      AC1    9178        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 10      AC1    9179        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 11      AC1    9180        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 12      AC1    9181        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 13      AC1    9182        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 14      AC1    9183        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 15      AC1    9184        NC   Initial
 
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 16      AC1    9185        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 17      AC1    9186        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 18      AC1    9187        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 19      AC1    9188        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Storage Subsystem ID 20      AC1    9189        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
RAID 6 -- SAS Primary Array
 -- minimum of 4 HDDs
 required
                             AC1    9195        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
CPU Test
                             AC1    9198        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
MEM Test
                             AC1    9199        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
Preload Specify
                             MC1    9200        NC   Initial
Windows Specify
                             MC1    9201        NC   Initial
SUSE Specify
                             AC1    9203        NC   Initial
Drop-in-the-Box Specify
                             AC1    9205        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
No Preload Specify
                             AC1    9206        NC   Initial

CSU = Customer setup
NC = no charge

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8879 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
                                    Feature Purchase Both/
Description                  Model  number  price    Support
 
xSeries 3950E (CSU)          AC1            $    0
xSeries 3950E (CSU)          MC1                 0
 
System Packaging -- U.S.     AC1    0213        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
4 GB PC2-3200R CL3 ECC DDR2  AC1    0535     2,785   Initial
 SDRAM RDIMM                 MC1                     Initial
 
1 GB PC2-3200 CL3 ECC DDR2   AC1    0552       189   Initial
 SDRAM RDIMM                 MC1                     Initial
 
2 GB PC2-3200 CL3 ECC DDR2   AC1    0553       649   Initial
 SDRAM RDIMM                 MC1                     Initial
 
2.5" HDD Filler              AC1    0804        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
CD/DVD Filler                AC1    0846        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Heatsink Filler              AC1    0848        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
3.0/4M Tulsa Processor       AC1    1340     2,299   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
3.16/8M Tulsa Processor      AC1    1341     2,699   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
3.3/16M Tulsa Processor      AC1    1342     3,999   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Intel Xeon Processor         AC1    1411     1,999   Initial
 7120N-3.0GHz/667/4MB L3     MC1                     Initial
 Cache Additional Processor
 
Intel Xeon Processor 7130N   AC1    1412     2,699   Initial
 -- 3.16GHz/667/8MB L3       MC1                     Initial
 Cache Additional Processor
 
Intel Xeon Processor 7140N   AC1    1413     3,999   Initial
 -- 3.3GHz/667/16MB L3       MC1                     Initial
 Cache Additional Processor
 
NetXtreme 1000 T + Ethernet  AC1    1478       139   Initial
 Adapter                     MC1                     Initial
 
IBM iSCSI Server SX Adapter  AC1    1481       959   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
IBM iSCSI Server TX Adapter  AC1    1483       649   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
NetXtreme 1000 S + Ethernet  AC1    1487       579   Initial
 Adapter                     MC1                     Initial
 
PRO/1000 GT Server Adapter   AC1    1488       139   Initial
 by Intel                    MC1                     Initial
 
IBM 10 Gb Ethernet Adapter   AC1    1566     4,599   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
PRO/1000 GT Dual Port        AC1    1579       249   Initial
 Server Adapter by Intel     MC1                     Initial
 
PRO/1000 GT Quad Port        AC1    1580       699   Initial
 Server Adapter by Intel     MC1                     Initial
 
DS4000 Host Bus Adapter      AC1    1650     1,485   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
ServeRAID 8i SAS Raid        AC1    1673       559   Initial
 Controller                  MC1                     Initial
 
IBM Ultra320 SCSI            AC1    1680       219   Initial
 Controller 2                MC1                     Initial
 
ServeRAID-6M Ultra320 SCSI   AC1    1685       879   Initial
 Controller (128MB)          MC1                     Initial
 
ServeRAID-6M Ultra320 SCSI   AC1    1686     1,249   Initial
 Controller (256MB)          MC1                     Initial
 
Capacity Scheduling Service  AC1    1772        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom SLA Scheduling        AC1    1796        NC   Initial
 Service                     MC1                     Initial
 
Hermes Non-DC                AC1    2025        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Hermes DC                    AC1    2026        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Hermes Lbls                  AC1    2027        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
10.2 VRM                     AC1    2055        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Bezel                        AC1    2073        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom Asset Tagging --      AC1    2200        10   Initial
 Standard                    MC1                     Initial
 
Custom Asset Tagging --      AC1    2201        20   Initial
 Standard                    MC1                     Initial
 
Server Custom Image          AC1    2204        35   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Standard Customization &     AC1    2208        10   Initial
 Personalization             MC1                     Initial
 
Enhance Customization &      AC1    2209        20   Initial
 Personalization             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom RAID Configuration    AC1    2212       250   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom Labeling              AC1    2220         5   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom Palletization         AC1    2221         5   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Vendor Logo Hardware         AC1    2247        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Option Approved for Other MT AC1    2248        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Custom Option Request        AC1    2249        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
RAID Configuration           AC1    2302       150   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack Installation >1U        AC1    2306       150   Initial
 Component                   MC1                     Initial
 
Department of Defense UID    AC1    2320        10   Initial
 Label                       MC1                     Initial
 
IBM MXE Base                 AC1    2674     6,500   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 01           AC1    3101        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 02           AC1    3102        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 03           AC1    3103        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 04           AC1    3104        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 05           AC1    3105        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 06           AC1    3106        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 07           AC1    3107        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 08           AC1    3108        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 09           AC1    3109        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 10           AC1    3110        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 11           AC1    3111        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 12           AC1    3112        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 13           AC1    3113        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 14           AC1    3114        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 15           AC1    3115        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 16           AC1    3116        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 17           AC1    3117        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 18           AC1    3118        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 19           AC1    3119        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 20           AC1    3120        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 21           AC1    3121        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 22           AC1    3122        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 23           AC1    3123        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 24           AC1    3124        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 25           AC1    3125        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 26           AC1    3126        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 27           AC1    3127        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 28           AC1    3128        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 29           AC1    3129        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 30           AC1    3130        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 31           AC1    3131        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 32           AC1    3132        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 33           AC1    3133        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 34           AC1    3134        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 35           AC1    3135        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 36           AC1    3136        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 37           AC1    3137        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 38           AC1    3138        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 39           AC1    3139        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 40           AC1    3140        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 41           AC1    3141        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 42           AC1    3142        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 43           AC1    3143        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 44           AC1    3144        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 45           AC1    3145        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 46           AC1    3146        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 47           AC1    3147        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 48           AC1    3148        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 49           AC1    3149        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 50           AC1    3150        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 51           AC1    3151        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 52           AC1    3152        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 53           AC1    3153        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 54           AC1    3154        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 55           AC1    3155        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 56           AC1    3156        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 57           AC1    3157        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 58           AC1    3158        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 59           AC1    3159        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 60           AC1    3160        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 61           AC1    3161        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 62           AC1    3162        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 63           AC1    3163        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Install in Rack 64           AC1    3164        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U01            AC1    3201        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U02            AC1    3202        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U03            AC1    3203        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U04            AC1    3204        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U05            AC1    3205        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U06            AC1    3206        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U07            AC1    3207        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U08            AC1    3208        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U09            AC1    3209        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U10            AC1    3210        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U11            AC1    3211        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U12            AC1    3212        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U13            AC1    3213        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U14            AC1    3214        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U15            AC1    3215        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U16            AC1    3216        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U17            AC1    3217        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U18            AC1    3218        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U19            AC1    3219        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U20            AC1    3220        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U21            AC1    3221        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U22            AC1    3222        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U23            AC1    3223        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U24            AC1    3224        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U25            AC1    3225        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U26            AC1    3226        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U27            AC1    3227        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U28            AC1    3228        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U29            AC1    3229        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U30            AC1    3230        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U31            AC1    3231        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U32            AC1    3232        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U33            AC1    3233        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U34            AC1    3234        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U35            AC1    3235        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U36            AC1    3236        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U37            AC1    3237        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U38            AC1    3238        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U39            AC1    3239        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U40            AC1    3240        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U41            AC1    3241        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Rack location U42            AC1    3242        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
3m Console Switch Cable      AC1    3750       125   Initial
 (PS2)                       MC1                     Initial
 
1.5m KVM Conversion Option   AC1    3755       589   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Virtual Media Conversion     AC1    3758       199   Initial
 Option                      MC1                     Initial
 
2m External SCSI Cable       AC1    3770        45   Initial
 (VHDCI to 68pin)            MC1                     Initial
 
3m Yellow Cat5e Cable        AC1    3793        19   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
CD-ROM Ultrabay Enhanced     AC1    4141        59   Initial
 Drive                       MC1                     Initial
 
Multi-Burner Ultrabay        AC1    4143       179   Initial
 Enhanced Drive Rambo 4      MC1                     Initial
 
CD-RW/DVD Combo V Ultrabay   AC1    4144       159   Initial
 Enhanced                    MC1                     Initial
 
2.3m Scalability Cable       AC1    4236       299   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
2.9m Scalability Cable       AC1    4237       399   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
IBM 1m LC-LC Fibre Channel   AC1    4282     1,999   Initial
 Cable                       MC1                     Initial
 
IBM 5m LC-LC Fibre Channel   AC1    4283     2,085   Initial
 Cable                       MC1                     Initial
 
IBM 25m LC-LC Fibre Channel  AC1    4284       295   Initial
 Cable                       MC1                     Initial
 
4-DIMM DDR2 Memory Card      AC1    4338       499   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4714        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 ES
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4716        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows 2000 Server
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4729        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows 2000 Advanced
 Server
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4730        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Datacenter x64 Edition
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4732        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 WS
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4734        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Enterprise Edition
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4735        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Standard Edition
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4737        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Enterprise x64 Edition
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4741        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 WS
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4742        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 WS
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4743        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 AS
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4744        NC   Initial
 Installed -- SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Server 9 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4745        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 ES
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4746        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 4 AS
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4747        NC   Initial
 Installed -- SUSE Linux
 Enterprise Server 9 for
 AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4748        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Standard x64 Edition
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4749        NC   Initial
 Installed -- NetWare 6.5
 
Customer Provided and        MC1    4756        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Microsoft
 Windows Server 2003,
 Datacenter Edition
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4759        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 AS
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4761        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 ES
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4762        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 AS
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4763        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 ES
 for x86
 
Customer Provided and        AC1    4765        NC   Initial
 Installed -- Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux 3 WS
 for AMD64/EM64T
 
36GB 10K 2.5" Hot-Swap       AC1    5158       285   Initial
 SAS HDD                     MC1                     Initial
 
73GB 10K 2.5" Hot-Swap       AC1    5159       345   Initial
 SAS HDD                     MC1                     Initial
 
1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to   AC1    6201        19   Initial
 IEC 320-C14 Rack Power      MC1                     Initial
 Cable
 
Rack power cable -- 2.8m,    AC1    6204        19   Initial
 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC    MC1                     Initial
 320-C20 (WW)
 
4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to   AC1    6263        19   Initial
 IEC 320-C14 Rack Power      MC1                     Initial
 Cable
 
Rack power cable -- 2.8m,    AC1    6311         0   Initial
 100-240V, C13 to IEC        MC1                     Initial
 320-C14 (WW)
 
xSeries Datacenter Scalable  AC1    8024        NC   Initial
 Solution                    MC1                     Initial
 
No HDD Selected              AC1    8026        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Optical Selected          AC1    8027        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Processor Selected        AC1    8028        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Memory Selected           AC1    8029        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Consolidated Delivery        AC1    8031        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
e1350 Solution Component     AC1    8034        NC   Initial
 
xSeries Datacenter High      AC1    8035        NC   Initial
 Availability Solution       MC1                     Initial
 
Compute Node                 AC1    8036        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Management Node              AC1    8037        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Node                 AC1    8038        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8052        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 01          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8053        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 02          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8054        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 03          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8055        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 04          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8056        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 05          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8057        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 06          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8058        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 07          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8059        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 08          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8060        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 09          MC1                     Initial
 
x460/MXE-460 Scalable        AC1    8061        NC   Initial
 System Group ID 10          MC1                     Initial
 
TAA Compliant Order          AC1    8067        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
General Racking Solution     AC1    8072        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No 2.5" SAS HDD Selected     AC1    8081        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Publications Selected     AC1    8086        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Performance Memory           AC1    8957        NC   Initial
 Configuration               MC1                     Initial
 
Integrate in manufacturing   AC1    8971        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Ship Uninstalled (Safety)    AC1    8972        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
HDD Test                     AC1    8999        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Internal RAID             AC1    9012        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Hot Spare                    AC1    9013        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Enable Memory Mirroring      AC1    9017        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Internal RAID -- Setup       AC1    9066        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Internal RAID -- Setup by    AC1    9067        NC   Initial
 Customer                    MC1                     Initial
 
RAID 0 -- SAS Primary        AC1    9068        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 2 HDD   MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 1 -- SAS Primary        AC1    9069        NC   Initial
 Array -- 2 HDDs required    MC1                     Initial
 
RAID 1E -- SAS Primary       AC1    9070        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs  MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 5 -- SAS Primary        AC1    9071        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs  MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 5EE -- SAS Primary      AC1    9072        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 4 HDDs  MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 0 -- SAS Secondary      AC1    9073        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 2 HDD   MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 1 -- SAS Secondary      AC1    9074        NC   Initial
 Array -- 2 HDDs required    MC1                     Initial
 
RAID 1E -- SAS Secondary     AC1    9075        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs  MC1                     Initial
 required
 
RAID 5 -- SAS Secondary      AC1    9076        NC   Initial
 Array -- minimum of 3 HDDs  MC1                     Initial
 required
 
Storage Subsystem ID 01      AC1    9170        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 02      AC1    9171        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 03      AC1    9172        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 04      AC1    9173        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 05      AC1    9174        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 06      AC1    9175        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 07      AC1    9176        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 08      AC1    9177        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 09      AC1    9178        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 10      AC1    9179        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 11      AC1    9180        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 12      AC1    9181        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 13      AC1    9182        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 14      AC1    9183        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 15      AC1    9184        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 16      AC1    9185        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 17      AC1    9186        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 18      AC1    9187        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 19      AC1    9188        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Storage Subsystem ID 20      AC1    9189        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
RAID 6 -- SAS Primary Array  AC1    9195        NC   Initial
 -- minimum of 4 HDDs        MC1                     Initial
 required
 
CPU Test                     AC1    9198        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
MEM Test                     AC1    9199        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
Windows Specify              MC1    9201        NC   Initial
 
SUSE Specify                 AC1    9203        NC   Initial
 
Drop-in-the-Box Specify      AC1    9205        NC   Initial
                             MC1                     Initial
 
No Preload Specify           AC1    9206        NC   Initial

CSU = Customer setup
NC = no charge

                                         Initial/
                                         MES/
Description             SEO     Purchase Both/
                        number  price    support  CSU
 
x3950 -- 2x2.50 GHz/    88781RU $13,399  Both     Yes
 2 MB/4 MB, 2 GB
x3950 -- 2x3.00 GHz/    88782RU  14,599  Both     Yes
 2 MB/4 MB, 4 GB
x3950 -- 2x3.16 GHz/    88783RU  15,999  Both     Yes
 
 2 MB/8 MB, 4 GB
x3950 -- 2x3.30 GHz/    88784RU  19,199  Both     Yes
 2 MB/16 MB, 4 GB
x3950 E                 88791RU   6,999  Both     Yes

 
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IBM System x3950 — 8878

ServicePac for warranty and maintenance

Machine                               ServicePac
type/model  Description               part number
 
8878-XXX    1-year MA IOR 9 x 5       96P2679
             NBD average response
 
8878-XXX    1-year MA IOR 9 x 5       96P2680
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    1-year MA IOR 24 X 7      96P2681
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    1-year MA IOR 24 x 7      96P2682
             2-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    2-year MA IOR 9 x 5       96P2683
             NBD average response
 
8878-XXX    2-year MA IOR 9 x 5       96P2684
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    2-year MA IOR 24 X 7      96P2685
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    2-year MA IOR 24 x 7      96P2686
             2-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    3-year IOR 9 x 5          96P2687
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    3-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2688
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    3-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2689
             2-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    4-year IOR 9 x 5          96P2690
             NBD average response
 
8878-XXX    4-year IOR 9 x 5          96P2691
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    4-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2692
             4-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    4-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2693
             2-hour average response
 
8878-XXX    5-year IOR 9 x 5          96P2694
             NBD average response
 
8878-XXX    5-year IOR 9 x 5          96P2695
             4-hour response
 
8878-XXX    5-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2696
             4-hour response
 
8878-XXX    5-year IOR 24 x 7         96P2697
             2-hour response

These ServicePac offerings are valid for models announced in the United States.

Maintenance service charges (ICA)

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

                         IWR
               Machine   On-site
Description    type      (24 X 7)
 
System x3950   8878      $3,390

Annual maintenance service

                       IO8      IOR
              Machine  On-site  On-site
Description   type     (9 X 5)  (24 X 7)
 
System x3950  8878     $2,743   $4,115

 
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IBM System x3950 E — 8879

ServicePac for warranty and maintenance

Machine                               ServicePac
type/model  Description               part number
 
8879-XXX    3-year IOR 9 x 5          10N3058
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    3-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3059
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    3-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3060
             2-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    4-year IOR 9 x 5          10N3061
             NBD average response
 
8879-XXX    4-year IOR 9 x 5          10N3062
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    4-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3063
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    4-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3064
             2-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    5-year IOR 9 x 5          10N3065
             NBD average response
 
8879-XXX    5-year IOR 9 x 5          10N3066
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    5-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3067
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    5-year IOR 24 x 7         10N3068
             2-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    1-year MA IOR 9 x 5       10N3069
             NBD average response
 
8879-XXX    1-year MA IOR 9 x 5       10N3070
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    1-year MA IOR 24 X 7      10N3071
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    1-year MA IOR 24 x 7      10N3072
             2-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    2-year MA IOR 9 x 5       10N3073
             NBD average response
 
8879-XXX    2-year MA IOR 9 x 5       10N3074
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    2-year MA IOR 24 X 7      10N3075
             4-hour average response
 
8879-XXX    2-year MA IOR 24 x 7      10N3076
             2-hour average response

These ServicePac offerings are valid for models announced in the United States.

Maintenance service charges (ICA)

Alternative service (warranty service upgrades)

                      IWR
             Machine  On-site
Description  type     (24 X 7)
 
3950 E       8879     $1,695

Annual maintenance service

                      IO8      IOR
             Machine  On-site  On-site
Description  type     (9 X 5)  (24 X 7)
 
3950 E       8879     $1,320   $1,980

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

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Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. For more financing information, visit


 
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 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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