IBM System p5 550 and System 550Q offer new processor speed options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 106-573
July 25, 2006

 

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

The IBM POWER5+ 2.1 GHz processor on the p5-550 and 1.65 GHz processor on the p5-550Q offer:

For ordering, contact:

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

The System p5™ 550 offers a new POWER5+™ processor option with the 2-core 2.1 GHz processor with a 36 MB L3 cache. The new processor on the p5-550 allows you to configure either a 2-core or 4-core system. The System p5 550Q is also offering a new processor option with the 4-core 1.65 GHz processor with two 36 MB L3 caches. The new processor on the p5-550Q allows you to configure either a 4-core or 8-core system.

Eight new Express Product Offerings are available on the p5-550 and p5-550Q, offering popular, easy-to-order configurations with attractive financial incentives.

The p5-550 with the new processors is supported by a wide range of System Storage™ offerings, including the new N3000 and N5000 series of iSCSI offerings. The iSCSI allows for a SAN to be set up on your existing Ethernet network. The combination of System p5 and System Storage provides a highly flexible end-to-end server and storage solution designed to help maximize the return on your infrastructure investment.

Also available is a new memory feature (#8231) that offers customers large memory configurations at competitive prices on the initial purchase of a p5-550 system.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

August 11, 2006
 
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Description

System p5 550 and System p5 550Q

Summary of standard features:

The minimum p5-550 configuration must include a processor, processor activations, a processor power regulator, memory, power supply, hard disk, a disk drive enclosure, a DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM, a Media Backplane, a power cord, one or two configuration indicators, and a Language Group Specify. The defaults, if no choice is made, are:

2-core, 1.65  GHz Processor       (#8309)
Two processor activations         (2 x #7313)
Processor power regulator         (#7876)
1 GB memory DIMM                  (#1930)
Power supply, 1475 Watt AC, Base  (#7889)
73.4 GB 10,000 RPM Disk Drive     (#1968)
4-pack disk drive enclosure       (#6592)
DVD-ROM                           (#1994)
Media Backplane                   (#7877)
Configuration indicator           (#7191 for deskside
                                   system; #7192 and #7162
                                   for rack-mount system)
Language Group Specify            (#9300 or #97xx)
Power Cord                        (#6458, #6460, #6469-#6478,
                                   #6487, #6488, #6493-#6498,
                                   #6651, #6659, #6660, #6669,
                                   #6670, #6671, #6672, #6680,
                                   #6687)

System p5 550 and System p5 550Q Express Product Offerings

Express Product Offerings are available only as initial order.

If you order a p5-550 server with the new 2-core POWER5+ 2.1 GHz processor (#8286) Express Product Offering or a p5-550Q server with the new 4-core POWER5+ 1.65 GHz processor (#8285), as defined here, you may qualify for a processor activation at no additional charge. The number of processors, total memory, quantity/size of disk, and presence of a media device are the only features that determine if a customer is entitled to a processor activation at no additional charge.

When you purchase an Express Product Offering, you will be entitled to a lower-priced AIX 5L™ or Linux™ operating system license, or you may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The lower-priced AIX 5L or Linux operating system is processed via a feature number on AIX 5L and either Red Hat or SUSE Linux. You may choose either the lower-priced AIX 5L or Linux subscription, but not both. If you choose AIX 5L for your lower-priced operating system, you can also order Linux but will purchase your Linux subscription at full price versus the reduced price. The converse is true if you choose a Linux subscription as your lower-priced operating system.

Systems with a lower-priced AIX 5L offering will be referred to as the IBM System p5 Express, AIX 5L edition and systems with a lower-priced Linux operating system will be referred to as the IBM System p5 Express, OpenPower™ editions. In the case of Linux, only the first subscription purchased is lower priced so, for example, additional licenses purchased for Red Hat to run in multiple partitions will be at full price.

You can make changes to the standard features as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge and a discounted AIX® or Linux operating system license. However, selection of total memory or DASD smaller than the totals defined as the minimums disqualifies the order as an Express Product Offering.

IBM System p5 Solution Editions

Designed to help our clients take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM and ISVs in building business value, IBM System p5 Solution Editions have been devised to define recommended end-to-end solution stacks, which are designed and sized to satisfy a range of user requirements for specific ISV application environments. IBM System p5 Solution Editions include new, affordable Express configurations for popular System p5 models to simplify server selection and ease capacity planning. IBM System p5 Solution Edition for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and IBM System p5 Solution Edition for Oracle E-Business Suite share a common set of five Solution Edition Express configurations, which differ in the number of users supported for each application environment.

Also provided are four Solution Edition Express Configurations for the IBM System p5 Solution Edition for SAP NetWeaver BI. As with other System p5 Express configurations, IBM System p5 Solution Edition Express Configurations are building blocks that can be configured with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific client requirements. IBM System p5 Solution Edition Express Configurations are intended to be used in conjunction with one of these participating application environments.

The IBM System p5 Solution Editions employ the same configuration rules as the Express Product Offerings.

IBM System p5 Solution Edition for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-Business Suite for Enterprise Resource Planning

Highlights include:

Bringing the ERP application environment together with the computing infrastructure, the IBM System p5 Solution Edition for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-Business Suite is an end-to-end ERP solution designed to provide a more integrated and tuned environment for small and medium-sized businesses faced with the challenge of becoming an On Demand Business.

Solution Edition is a concept designed to support the business requirements of clients of particular ISV applications. It is designed to help clients take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM and ISVs in building business value.

The IBM System p5 Solution Edition for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-Business Suite includes a set of new, affordable Express Configurations for popular System p5 models, recommended by the IBM Oracle ICC reference architecture, which satisfy a range of user requirements from various industries, including finance, manufacturing, and distribution. These new Express Configurations have been tailored to specific user requirements for two Oracle business suites: Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Mutual IBM and Oracle clients are eligible to order these new feature numbers configurations if they are used in conjunction with one of these participating application environments.

Oracle E-Business Suite is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications for enterprises of all sizes that provides functionality to meet your client's unique requirements. Whether your client implements one module at a time, multiple modules, or the complete suite, Oracle E-Business Suite provides better business information for effective decision-making and enables an adaptive enterprise for optimal responsiveness.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a complete suite of modular, preintegrated industry-specific business applications designed for rapid deployment and ease of administration. The modular design allows clients to implement only those solutions their business requires, and the flexible, integrated architecture lowers the ongoing cost of ownership.

The new Express Configurations are building blocks that can be enhanced with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific client requirements. A recommended end-to-end solution stack combines the industry-leading IBM System p™ family of servers; IBM Advanced POWER™ Virtualization for supporting efficient, low-cost, all-in-one server configurations; IBM System Storage; IBM Tivoli® Access Manager and Oracle DataVault for system and data access protection, respectively; and the powerful Oracle software environments.

The IBM System p5 Solution Edition for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-Business Suite provides many benefits to clients:

Solution Edition for Oracle Configurations

To ease the implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on System p5 servers, IBM and Oracle recommend the following configuration:

Solution Edition for Oracle — System p5 550 4-core 2.1 GHz processor

Receive two processor activations (#8486) at no additional charge. Four processors are activated.

Note: Same as 9133-55A 4-core 2.1 GHz Express Offering, except: 32 GB memory (4 x #8231) replaces 8 GB memory (4 x #1931) 15,000 rpm drives (#1971) replace 10,000 rpm drives (#1968).

IBM System p5 Solution Edition for SAP NetWeaver BI

In today's business environment, it is critical to turn the reams of data collected into useable real-time analysis and reports that can be used to make daily business decisions. Gone are the days when you can wait overnight for the reports to be generated. Companies need a business intelligence (BI) solution that can analyze their data in a heterogeneous environment and provide the results directly to other business applications, management, or individual users, all in real-time. Not only does the BI solution need to be fast, but it also needs to be reliable and scale as a company grows.

With the IBM System p5 Solution Edition for SAP NetWeaver BI, companies of every size can get a reliable, high-performance BI solution that can scale to meet their needs. Using the System p5 550, this solution provides a high-performance, scalable BI solution, delivering real-time business analytics in order for clients to make daily business decisions. When built on a System p5, this Solution Edition provides a highly reliable and scalable platform that BI clients demand. This scalable solution will grow with their business without compromising system affordability. In addition to the p5-550, this solution can be built on the p5-520 and the p5-560Q, depending on the capacity required for SMB and large enterprise clients

These new Solution Edition configurations are building blocks that can be enhanced with additional memory and I/O options to tailor the infrastructure to satisfy specific client requirements. A recommended end-to-end solution stack combines SAP NetWeaver BI with the industry-leading System p family of servers, IBM Advanced POWER Virtualization, IBM System Storage, and the new DB2® 9 database.

Recommended configurations

To ease the implementation of SAP NetWeaver BI on System p5 servers, IBM recommends the following configurations:

Solution Edition for SAP NetWeaver BI — 250

Receive one processor activation (#8413) at no additional charge. Two processors are activated.

Solution Edition for SAP NetWeaver BI — 500

Receive two processor activations (#8486) at no additional charge. Four processors are activated.

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).

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Trademarks

 
POWER5+, System p5, System Storage, AIX 5L, OpenPower, System p, and POWER are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, Tivoli, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

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Services

IBM Integrated Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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

Hardware requirements

System p5™ 550 and System p5 550Q minimum system configuration: The p5-550 can be configured to incorporate up to two 2-core processors, and the p5-550Q can be configured to incorporate up to two 4-core processors. Both can have a maximum of 64 GB of system memory, five PCI adapters, and multiple media devices, as desired. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for the p5-550 and p5-550Q.

Each p5-550 or p5-550Q must include a minimum of the following items:

Software requirements

If installing AIX® on the system (one of these):

If installing Linux™ on the system (one of these):

Information on features supported by Linux on the p5-550 can be found at

If installing the p5-550 or p5-550Q server within the Cluster 1600:

Limitations

Processor cards

Security, auditability, and control

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

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available on the IBM eServer® platform. These services provide the opportunity for greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Terms and conditions

Feature section

MES discount applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-installable features: Yes

Warranty period: Features have the same warranty as the machine type/model on which they are installed.

Customer setup: Yes

Licensed machine code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM System p™ 9133 machine type:

                                                   Initial/
                                                   MES/
                                Feature Purchase   Both/        RP
Description                     number  price      Support  CSU MES
 
Machine type/model 9133-55A
 
One Processor Activation         7285    $  937    Both     Yes No
 for Processor Feature #8285
 
One Processor Activation         7286     2,317    Both     Yes No
 for Processor Feature #8286
 
Solution Edition for SAP         8021         0    Initial  N/A No
 NetWeaver BI — 250
 
Solution Edition for SAP         8022         0    Initial  N/A No
 NetWeaver BI — 500
 
Solution Edition for             8028         0    Initial  N/A No
 Oracle — p5-550
 4-core 2.1GHz processor
 
4-core 1.65 GHz POWER5+          8285     4,586    Both     Yes No
 Processor Card,
 2 x 36 MB L3 Cache,
 8 Memory DIMM Slots
 
2-core 2.1 GHz POWER5+           8286     3,335    Both     Yes No
 Processor Card,
 36 MB L3 Cache,
 8 Memory DIMM Slots
 
Zero-priced Express Product      8485         0    Both     Yes No
 Offering Processor
 Activation for #8285
 
Zero-priced Express Product      8486         0    Both     Yes No
 Offering Processor
 Activation for #8286

The following is the minimum monthly maintenance charge (MMMC) for the IBM System p 9133-55A machine type:

                               Feature
Description                    number        MMMC
 
4-core 1.65 GHz POWER5+        8285          $102
 Processor Card,
 2 x 36 MB L3 Cache,
 8 Memory DIMM Slots
2-core 2.1 GHz POWER5+         8286           122
 Processor Card,
 36 MB L3 Cache,
 8 Memory DIMM Slots

 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Americas Call Centers
             Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
             105 Moatfield Drive
             North York, Ontario
             Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference:  YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
System p5, POWER5+, AIX 5L, POWER, Electronic Service Agent, and System p are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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