RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580


Table of Contents

IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG92-0339 dated October 20, 1992.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • General Availability
  • Product Number
  • Highlights
  • Description
  • BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
  • INVESTMENT PROTECTION
  • USER PRODUCTIVITY
  • GROWTH ENABLEMENT
  • Publications
  • Education Support
  • Technical Information
  • Specified Operating Environment
  • Model Conversions
  • Planning Information
  • Security, Auditability and Control
  • Charges
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Announcement Countries

  • IBM Announcement Letter No. ZG92-0339 dated October 20, 1992.


    See final section for details of availability and limitations.

    Title

    RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580

    Abstract

    New levels of performance and function are emphasized in the IBM RISC System/6000(TM) POWERstation/POWERserver 580. The POWERstation/POWERserver 580 is designed with the highest performing POWER(*) Architecture processor, 62.5MHz, a 32KB instruction cache, a 64KB data cache, and comes standard with 64MB of memory, 2GB of fixed disk(SCSI-2), a new 80 MB/sec Micro Channel, and an integrated SCSI-1 adapter. A wide variety of optional features, including graphics, communications and storage devices, are available to provide the customer with highly configurable and robust systems. The POWERstation/POWERserver 580 is packaged as a deskside unit and maintains compatibility with the AIX(R) Version 3 for RISC System/6000 operating system.

    Field installable model conversions are available to upgrade the POWERstation/POWERserver 530H, 550 and 560 processors to the performance level of the POWERstation/POWERserver 580. The upgraded POWERstation/POWERserver is designated as the 580F.

    (TM) Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    (R) Registered Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

    (*) Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC.


    General Availability

    Planned General Availability Dates:

    - POWERstation/POWERserver 580, November 6, 1992.

    - Field Intalled MES's, November 27, 1992.

    - The 580F Model Conversion MES, January 15, 1993.


    Product Number

     Description                          Machine   Model   Feature
    ------------------------------        -------   -----   -------
    RISC System/6000
     POWERstation/POWERserver 580          7013      580
     
     1.0GB SCSI-2 Disk Drive Specify(x2)                     9249
     
     Integrated SCSI Controller Cable                        2833
     High-Performance Disk Drive
      Subsystem Adapter (80MB/sec)                           6211
     
     Integrated SCSI Controller Cable                        2833
     
     POWERstation/POWERserver 58F          7013       58F
     
    The following model conversions are available on an MES ONLY:
     
     From                                  To
     ----                                  --
     POWERstation/POWERserver 53H    POWERstation/POWERserver 58F
     POWERstation/POWERserver 550    POWERstation/POWERserver 58F
     POWERstation/POWERserver 560    POWERstation/POWERserver 58F
     
     NOTE: Parts removed or replaced become the property of
           IBM and must be returned.
     
    For information about previously announced features supported
    on the 580 and 58F, see the HONE Configurator and the
    IBM Sales Manual.
    

    Highlights



    Description

    BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580 system supports the customer's business objectives by providing a high performance, price competitive workstation and server solution for compute-intensive technical applications or multi-user commercial applications. The POWERstation/POWERserver 580 with its 62.5 MHz POWER processor satisfies the most stringent of these workstation/server applications. New high speed (up to 80MB/sec) Micro Channel, high capacity memory, disk drives and the integrated SCSI-1 adapter, coupled with a wide variety of optional features, including graphics, communications and storage devices, are available to configure a robust system for a wide range of business solutions.

    The POWERstation/POWERserver 580 system maintains compatibility with AIX Version 3 for RISC System/6000 operating system, application portability and high throughput levels. The POWERstation/POWERserver 580, and AIX Version 3 for RISC System/6000 operating system conform to many of the industry standards in the open system environment -- a key factor in enabling customers to develop business solutions.

    INVESTMENT PROTECTION

    Binary compatibility of the RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580 with previously announced POWERstation/POWERserver models serves to protect the customer's investment in software and hardware.

    Model conversions utilizing the new processor are provided. The POWERstation/POWERserver 530H, 550 and 560 can be converted to a POWERstation/POWERserver 580F (model 580 capability). To help protect the customers investment, the migration of existing IBM fixed disks and most installed features are supported on the POWERstation/POWERserver 580F.

    The 580 and the AIX Version 3.2.3 for RISC System/6000 operating system offer interoperability with other IBM and other vendor host systems, helping to protect the customer's principal investment.

    USER PRODUCTIVITY

    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580's 62.5 MHz processor offers substantial performance gains over earlier RISC System/6000 processors. The model 580 enables the end user to improve throughput of a given task or additional users can be added to the network.

    The 580 system also has expanded power capabilities:

    Customers can select AIXwindows Environment/6000 which includes the versatile OSF/Motif(TM) graphics user interface. This provides the user with a iconic view of the AIX file system and allows the user to manipulate the file system through icons. InfoExplorer(TM) support offers the user flexible access to online documentation using task index, hypertext jump points and search features.

    A software preload feature is available to allow the user to IPL the system after initial hardware installation.

    GROWTH ENABLEMENT

    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580 is designed to grow with the customer's needs. The standard memory of 64MB can be increased to 1 GB (eight 128MB memory cards). Since an integrated SCSI-1 adapter for fixed disk and media attachment is standard, all eight Micro Channel slots are available for current and future expansion. A wide variety of optional features such as graphics and communications subsystems, and storage devices are available for the customer's expansion requirements. The standard internal SCSI-2 fixed disk capacity is 2GB and can be a maximum of 7.2GB (three 2.4GB SCSI-2 disk drives). The 580 system can support up to four 9333 Serial Deskside Expansion Units (17.1GB) and up to three 9334 SCSI Model 500 Deskside Expansion Units (25.7GB) for a maximum of 42.8GB external storage and a total system maximum of 50.0GB storage.


    Publications

    The following publications are shipped with the RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580 system. Additional copies are available for a fee.

     
              TITLE                               ORDER NUMBER
     -----------------------------                -------------
    Quick Reference                                SC23-2401
    System User's Guide                            GC23-2377
    Customer Support Information                   SA23-2690
    Documentation Overview                         SC23-2456
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver
      Operator Guide                               SA23-2621
    POWERstation and POWERserver Common
      Diagnostics and Service Guide                SA23-2687
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver
      Installation and Service Guide               SA23-2622
    System Unit Safety Information                 SA23-2652
     
    

    SLSS is available by order number only. Customers currently subscribing to SLSS will receive publication updates automatically.

    The following publications are available from the Software Publications Center (SPC).

    If translated publications are not available, U.S. English publications will be shipped instead of the national language publications. National language publications will be shipped, when available, to customers who ordered national language publications but received U.S. English. Contact your IBM representative to determine availability date.

                                               Order
        Title                                  Number     Language
     -----------------------------            ----------  --------
    IBM RISC System/6000 System Overview       GC12-2111  German
                                               GA82-1005  Belgian/
                                                           Dutch
                                               GA82-1004  Belgian/
                                                           French
     
    IBM RISC System/6000 Planning for Your     GC12-2112  German
      System Installation                      GA82-1007  Belgian/
                                                           Dutch
                                               GA82-1006  Belgian/
                                                           French
     
    Quick Reference                            SC11-0875  French
                                               SC12-2118  German
                                               SB82-4010  Belgian/
                                                           Dutch
     
    System User's Guide                        GC11-0848  French
                                               GC12-2092  German
                                               GA15-4335  Norwegian
                                               GC14-4078  Swedish
                                               GB82-4005  Belgian/
                                                           Dutch
                                               GB82-3005  Belgian/
                                                           French
     
    Documentation Overview                     SC12-2158  French
     
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver          SA11-0922  French
      Operator Guide                           SA12-4120  German
                                               SA13-1582  Italian
                                               SA14-2864  Swedish
     
    Problem Solving Guide and Reference        SC11-0783  French
                                               SC12-2076  German
     
    CD-ROM Hypertext Information Base          SC11-0810  French
      Library for IBM RISC System/6000
    
    IBM RISC System/6000 System Overview       GC23-2406  English
    IBM RISC System/6000 Planning for Your
      System Installation                      GC23-2407  English
    Quick Reference                            SC23-2401  English
    System User's Guide                        GC23-2377  English
    Customer Support Information               SA23-2690  English
    Documentation Overview                     SC23-2456  English
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver
      Operator Guide                           SA23-2621  English
    POWERstation and POWERserver Common
      Diagnostics and Service Guide            SA23-2687  English
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver
      Installation and Service Guide           SA23-2622  English
    System Unit Safety Information             SA23-2652  English
    Problem Solving Guide and Reference        SC23-2204  English
    7013 POWERstation and POWERserver Models
      5xx Hardware Technical Information       SA23-2684  English
    POWERstation and POWERserver Hardware
      Technical Information - General
      Architecture                             SA23-2643  English
    IBM RISC System/6000 POWERstation and
      POWERserver Hardware Technical
      Information Options and Devices          SA23-2646  English
    CD-ROM Hypertext Information Base
      Library for IBM RISC System/6000         SC23-2163  English
    

    Education Support

    Contact your Country IBM Marketing Representative for all applicable course information.


    Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Physical Specifications

    
     
    * Measurement made with machine fully configured with
      supported IBM features.
    

    Operating Environment

    EMC Conformance Classification:
    
     
    Temperature:  16 to 32 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F)
    Relative
     Humidity:     8 to 80 (percent)
                  10 to 80 (percent) with CD-ROM Installed
                  20 to 80 (percent) with 8mm Tape Drive Installed
    Maximum
     Wet Bulb:    23 degrees C (73 degrees F)
    Noise
     Level:       38dBA Idle, 39dBA Operating; average at the one
                  meter position - typical machine
     
    Environmental Impact Assessment Number 617P-3
     
    The RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver Model 580 was
    developed in compliance with corporate policy letter number 139
    (Environmental Affairs).
     
    Environmental Impact Assessment:
     
    Compliance with Corporate Standard C-S 3-0527-002 (1991-06)
    Control of Chemicals in IBM Facilities, Requirements and
    Responsibilities.
     
    Product Safety/Country Testing/Certification:
    
     
    Telecom Environmental Testing (Safety and EMC):
     
    IBM RISC System/6000 POWERstations/POWERservers and applicable
    features meet the environmental testing requirements of the
    country TELECOM. The testing and approval process is ongoing.
     
                          Environmental Test
        Country           Safety         EMC
        _______           ______         ___
        Canada            CSA
        Chile             Telecom
        Finland           EIF
        France            LCIE           LCIE
        Hong Kong         Telecom
        Ireland           Telecom
        Italy             Telecom
        Japan             Telecom
        Korea             Telecom
        Malaysia          SIRIM
        Mexico            Telecom
        Netherlands       Telecom
        New Zealand       Telecom        Telecom
        Norway            NEMKO
        Spain             Ministry of
                          Industry
        Sweden            SEMKO
        Switzerland       SEV
        U.K.              BABT
     
    ISO 9000 Certification, IBM Locations:
        Santa Palomba, Italy
        Havant, England
     
    Supported IBM Monitors Complying to ISO 9241 Part 3.
     
       6091 Model 016
    

    Machine Requirements

    Programming Requirements

    AIX Version 3.2.3 for RISC System/6000 (5756-030), ordered separately.

    Compatibility


    Model Conversions

    Customers with the POWERstation/POWERserver 530H, 550 or 560 will be able to convert systems to the new POWERstation/POWERserver 580F processor (580 capability). IBM fixed disk configurations supported by the POWERstation/POWERserver 530H, 550 or 560 upon announcement will be supported by the POWERstation/POWERserver 580F.

    All Micro Channel cards, external and internal devices supported by the POWERstation/POWERserver 580 upon announcement will be supported by the POWERstation/POWERserver 580F.

    The POWERstation/POWERserver 580F requires a minimum of 64MB of memory. Memory increments are available in multiples of 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128MB with a maximum of 1GB. Memory cards must be installed in pairs. Additional memory must be purchased to meet the 64MB minimum configuration.

    System performance of the POWERstation/POWERserver 580F relative to the new POWERstation/POWERserver 580 will depend upon the installed fixed disks. Customers whose converted machine contains only IBM fixed disks supported by the new POWERstation/POWERserver 580 should not experience any performance degradation. Retention in the converted machines of IBM fixed disks not supported by the new POWERstation/POWERserver 580 may yield a degradation in system performance relative to the POWERstation/POWERserver 580, depending on the nature of customer's applications (compute intensive versus I/O intensive). This offers a high degree of flexibility in increasing the performance level of the system while helping customers with compute intensive applications to take advantage of the performance of the new processor while protecting their investment in fixed disks.

    The Model Conversion MESs contain some or all of the following items and are ordered through the HONE configurator.

    Note: Parts removed become the Property of IBM.

    Limitations

    There are 8 memory card slots. While converting to the new POWERstation/POWERserver 580F, the system will contain the same number of memory cards and megabytes per card as in the original system.

    Maximum memory capacity of a conversion to a POWERstation/POWERserver 580F will be dependent on the original memory configuration of the converted POWERstation/POWERserver 550, 560 or 530H. The customer may choose to replace/augment the converted memory by purchasing additional higher density memory cards to take full advantage of the maximum capacity of 1GB.

    Note: a Maximum of 1 GB memory becomes possible with the availability of the 128 MB memory(feature codes 4090 and 4092), planned for General Availability on January 29, 1993

    Customers will be responsible for procurring the additional memory necessary to attain the 64MB minimum memory requirement and to attain any of the larger memory configurations supported by the POWERstation/POWERserver 580F, to the extent the memory is larger than the customer's current memory.

    The remote power capabilities of the Model 580 are not supported on the Model 580F.

    The IBM 4869 5.25-inch External Diskette Drive is not supported on the Model 580F.

    Planning Information

    Cable Orders

    No cables required

    Problem Determination

    For problem analysis, the IBM RISC System/6000 POWERstation/POWERserver 580 diagnostic programs, preloaded on the system, provide console routines that lead a user through problem determination and helps provide direction to resolve problems.

    Packaging

    Ship Group

    
    

    Accessories and/or Supplies

    Supplies can be purchased from LEXMARK International Supplies Dealers or by contacting your local Country LEXMARK International Organization.

    Security, Auditability and Control

    Security and auditability features of the POWERstation/POWERserver 580 are:

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

    User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and implementation of security features, administrative procedures and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.


    Charges

    Consult your IBM Marketing Representative.


    Terms and Conditions

    All Terms and Conditions are the same as those which apply to the IBM 7013/7013 RISC System/6000 POWERserver.

    For purposes of charging for processor-based software, the IBM RISC System/6000 POWERserver 580 is added to Charge Group F5.


    Announcement Countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries.


    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from IBM on request.

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