Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module and 2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) options for IBM BladeCenter

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 109-377
June 30, 2009

 
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The combination of the 40 Gb switch, 40 Gb HCA, and 3m cable enables you to create the most powerful InfiniBand solution that can offer the bandwidth and latency required by demanding applications used by financial and high-performance clients. You can use these components to create a clustered high-performance solution with less than 200 ns switch latency and less than 1 us HCA latency.

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IBM BladeCenter® has always been about offering choice to our clients right from servers to chassis and type of interconnect fabric. Today clients are looking to increase utilization of their existing servers in order to reduce cost and IT footprint within the company. IBM BladeCenter has always been on the forefront of new technology and innovations whether it is on Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or SAS. This announcement offers an end-to-end 40 Gb (4X QDR) InfiniBand solution to our clients. Clients can leverage the resiliency of BladeCenter and the performance of 4X QDR InfiniBand in a single package.

The InfiniBand Switch Module is based on a proven Voltaire design and offers fourteen 40 Gb ports to each server and sixteen ports out of the chassis per switch. This solution offers a no-compromise, congestion-free solution to meet even the most performance-hungry applications. Three products being announced as part of this solution are:

Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter

The Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module (4X QDR) offers clients the bandwidth and latency required to meet the requirements of even the most intensive applications. This double-high switch has 14 internal and 16 external QSFP-based ports.

2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter

To match the performance of the 40 Gb switch, BladeCenter will also offer a 2-port 40 Gb (4X QDR) InfiniBand adapter in a CFFh form factor so clients can combine it with other fabrics. This adapter is based on the latest PCIe gen2 architecture to offer the highest performance.

The new InfiniBand expansion card features include:

3m Copper QDR InfiniBand QSFP Cable (49Y9980)

To provide a complete end-to-end solution, IBM will also offer a 3m Copper QSFP cable that will enable clients to connect these switch modules within the rack. This cable has been tested to offer the highest throughput to match the efficiency and performance of the switch modules.

Warranty:

One year, Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU), limited warranty


 
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IBM BladeCenter H chassis


 
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July 14, 2009

August 19, 2009


 
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BladeCenter continues to be a leader in the industry in delivering high levels of function and integration.

The Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module supports the BladeCenter chassis.

Key features include:

The InfiniBand 2-port 40 Gb Expansion Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter shows IBM's commitment to meet customer needs through its BladeCenter offerings. It is the latest addition to the BladeCenter portfolio, enabling high-speed connections to drive bandwidth-intensive applications like virtualization. IBM offers this version of the card with two ports, giving higher flexibility to its clients. This card allows clients to add up to two High-Speed Switch Modules (HSSMs) in a single chassis to meet the most bandwidth-intensive application needs.

This new option:

3m Copper QDR InfiniBand QSFP Cable

In order to provide a complete end-to-end solution, IBM will also offer a 3m Copper QSFP cable that will enable clients to connect these switch modules within the rack. This cable has been tested to offer the highest throughput to match the efficiency and performance of the switch modules.


 
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Description                                                 number
 
2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for           46M6001
IBM BladeCenter
 
Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for                 46M6005
IBM BladeCenter
 
3m Copper QDR InfiniBand QSFP Cable                         49Y9980

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries® 4367, 4368, 7870, 7901, 7902, 7971, 7972, 7995, 8014, 8028, and 8853 machine types:

Description                                         MT  Model    Feature
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7870  AC1     0056
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7901  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7902  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7971  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7972  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    7995  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    8014  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    8028  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter                                    8853  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server                                       7901  AC1     1644
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server                                       7902  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server                                       7971  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server                                       7972  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server                                 7901  AC1     1645
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server                                 7902  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server                                 7971  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server                                 7972  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Exp Slot                                           7995  AC1     1646
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Exp Slot                                           8853  AC1
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Exp Slot                                     7995  AC1     1647
                                                         MC1
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Exp Slot                                     8853  AC1
                                                         MC1
SAP BWA Tracking for 8GB memory                    7870  AC1     5783
SAP BWA Tracking for 16GB memory                   7870  AC1     5784
SAP BWA Tracking for 32GB memory                   7870  AC1     5785
SAP BWA Tracking for 64GB memory                   7870  AC1     5786
SAP BWA Tracking for 4GB memory                    7870  AC1     5799
SAP BWA License Flyer                              7870  AC1     8625

The following are features already announced for the 8852 machine type:

Description                                        MT    Model   Feature
 
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter                                        8852  HC1     0057
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module in HSSM Bay
7/8                                                8852  HC1     1642
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module in HSSM Bay
9/10                                               8852  HC1     1643

 
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Product names

Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for                 46M6005
IBM BladeCenter
 
2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for           46M6001
IBM BladeCenter
 
3m Copper QDR InfiniBand QSFP Cable                         49Y9980
 
SA BWA Tracking for 4 GB memory                             46M4943
SA BWA Tracking for 8 GB memory                             46M4944
SA BWA Tracking for 16 GB memory                            46M4945
SA BWA Tracking for 32 GB memory                            46M4946
SA BWA Tracking for 64 GB memory                            46M4947
SA BWA License Flyer                                        46M4951 
Performance specifications

Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module (46M6005):

2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (46M6001):

The 2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) functions as a PCI-Express blade server I/O card.

Key features are:

Physical specifications

Voltaire 40 Gb Switch Module

2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion card (CFFh)

Note: All weights and measurements are approximate.

Operating environment

Temperature and altitude:

Operating:

Non-operating:

Humidity:

Agency approvals

Safety certifications

EMC/EMI certifications

Energy Star compliance

Is this product Energy Star Compliant? No

Note: The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Hardware requirements

The 2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh), P/N 46M6001, and the Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module, P/N 46M6005, are supported on the following IBM BladeCenter systems:

Non-IBM systems: The 2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card, P/N 46M6001, and the Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module, P/N 46M6005, are supported on the following non-IBM platforms:

None

Software requirements

None; uses the BC operating system.

Compatibility

Use with BladeCenter Blade Server systems. Supported with 8852 blade systems.

Note: Some configurations may not be compatible.

Limitations

None

Planning information

Additional cable orders required: No

Approximate installation time: 10 minutes

Packaging

Voltaire 40 Gb InfiniBand Switch Module

One box

Shipment group

2-port 40 Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh)

One box

Shipment group

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and application software.

Ordering information

For information on ordering via PartnerLink, call 800-426-7272, Option 8. For further detail, contact the IBM Remarketer Fulfillment Center at 800-426-9735, or your local marketing support representative.

Terms and conditions

IBM Direct terms and conditions
                    Features and options only
 
Field Installable                              Yes
Customer Setup                                 Yes 
Warranty Period*                               1 year*
Service Type (CCE/CCR/CRU)                     CRU
Maintenance Agreement                          No
Optional Upgrade                               No 
Licensed Programs                              No
 

Note: Programs included with this product are licensed under the terms and conditions of the License Agreements that are shipped with the feature or option. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.

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

In the United States, call 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), or write to: Warranty Information, P.O. Box 12195, RTP, NC, 27709, Attn: Dept JDJA/B203.

Licensed Machine Code

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

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/machine_code.html

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM BladeCenter technical support Web site.

http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/

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

Help and service information - Features and options

During the warranty period, support for a warranty-related issue can be obtained by accessing IBM's online services (requires Internet access account, not included) or calling the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions regarding your new IBM option. Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. For general questions related to the use of your options, fee-based support is available. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Accessing IBM online services

Refer to the IBM Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/
Placing the call to IBM

Within the United States, call the IBM Support Center at 800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).


 
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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x
                             SEO            
Description                  number       
 
2-port 40 Gb                 46M6001        
InfiniBand Expansion
Card (CFFh) for IBM BladeCenter
 
Voltaire 40 Gb               46M6005        
InfiniBand Switch
Module for IBM BladeCenter
 
3m Copper QDR InfiniBand     49Y9980       
QSFP Cable

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7870 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
SAP BWA Tracking for 8 GB memory
                              AC1      5783          Initial
SAP BWA Tracking for 16 GB memory
                              AC1      5784          Initial
SAP BWA Tracking for 32 GB memory
                              AC1      5785          Initial
SAP BWA Tracking for 64 GB memory
                              AC1      5786          Initial
SAP BWA Tracking for 4 GB memory
                              AC1      5799          Initial
SAP BWA License Flyer
                              AC1      8625          Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7901 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server
                              AC1      1644          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server
                              AC1      1645          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7902 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server
                              AC1      1644          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server
                              AC1      1645          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7971 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server
                              AC1      1644          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server
                              AC1      1645          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7972 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
Blade Server
                              AC1      1644          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Blade Server
                              AC1      1645          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 7995 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in Exp
Slot
                              AC1      1646          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Exp Slot
                              AC1      1647          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8014 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8028 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 8852 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM
BladeCenter
                              HC1      0057          Initial
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module in HSSM Bay
7/8
                              HC1      1642          Initial
Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module in HSSM Bay
9/10
                              HC1      1643          Initial

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the IBM xSeries 8853 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/ 
Description                  Model  Feature          Both     
                             number number           support
 
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) for
IBM BladeCenter
                              AC1      0056          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in Exp
Slot
                              AC1      1646          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial
2-port 40Gb InfiniBand Expansion Card (CFFh) in
addtl Exp Slot
                              AC1      1647          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

 
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