Great price/performance package for workgroups and small businesses.
If you need to power up your small business or workgroupand keep a watchful eye on your budget at the same timetake a close look at the RS/6000 43P Model 150. This compact yet expandable system delivers the right combination of power, performance and price to delight IT administrators and small-business owners alike. Add the appropriate software and communications capabilities and turn the Model 150 into an e-business server ready to take your enterprise onto the Internet. However you configure this affordable performer, you can count on the Model 150 to meet your needs today, plus give you room to grow with confidence.
For those looking for more power at an entry price point, the Model 150 offers great performance at an affordable price. A choice of PowerPC 604e microprocessors (250 or 375 MHz) and memory provide the versatility and price/performance needed to run networked business applications as well as e-business workload with ease.
Memory configurations are flexible beginning at 128MB and expandable to 1GB for your demanding e-business applications. And a 1MB Level 2 (L2) cache is provided for increased processor performance.
Don’t let the space-efficient footprint of the Model 150 mislead you. This system offers exceptional expansion capability, giving the ability to customize the system to meet your needs, today and in the future.
Each Model 150 comes equipped with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and an advanced Ultra SCSI storage controller. Because these are integrated on the system board, all five expansion slots on the Model 150 are available for adding devices such as communications adapters or storage controllers.
For additional connectivity expansion capacity, the Model 150 supports the 4-port Ethernet adapter so up to 4 Ethernet connections will use only one expansion slot. With two of these adapters, it can support up to 9 10/100 Ethernet connections. This adapter is cost effective for customers needing more Ethernet ports to run their e-business or Internet/firewall applications.
You can expand the base 9.1GB of internal Ultra SCSI disk storage on the Model 150 up to 54.6GBample capacity to satisfy the requirements of many server applications. And that’s just for starters.
A wide variety of external storage devices may be attached to the Model 150. The IBM 2104 Expandable Storage Plus (Ultra3 SCSI) and 7133 Serial Disk System (SSA) provide highly reliable, high capacity, hot swappable external storage. Over 3 terabytes of SSA disk storage may be attached. When storage performance is an issuefor example, in the case of data-intensive e-business applicationschoose Ultra2 SCSI or SSA disks and realize a significant improvement in data transfer rates over SCSI-2.
The Model 150 has many of the reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features essential to today’s business-critical computing environments. For example, Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) memory offers error correction technology, superior to parity error correction for increased system availability and reliability. An easy-to-read LED operator status panel on the front of the system keeps you informed of its status at a glance. Concurrent diagnostics enable you to troubleshoot minor problems that may occurwithout requiring the system to be shut down.
The Model 150 also offers a mirrored RAID solution to prevent critical data loss due to a disk fail. Three bays may contain disk storage. One is required as a boot drive; the remaining two bays may be used to mirror up to 18.2GB of disk for an easy to implement RAID solution. And the Model 150 can be combined with IBM’s High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing software (HACMP) to get you well on the way to a high availability solution.
The Model 150 is the most affordably priced offering in our full range of entry workgroup servers. Next in the RS/6000 line of entry servers is the Model 170, a uniprocessor system that uses IBM’s advanced 64-bit POWER3-II copper-based microprocessor technology to bring new levels of price/performance to the entry server family. The Model 170 is an excellent choice for running many small to mid-size enterprises, and its compact deskside packaging provides the expandability required as these businesses grow. The top of our entry server product line is the Model 270, a 1- to 4-way symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) using the POWER3-ll technology. This powerful server is designed for commercial and technical applications that require high performance and SMP capability.
The UNIX operating system for the Model 150 is IBM’s award-winning AIX1, providing real value in reliability, availability and security. AIX is tuned for e-business performance, and widely recognized as start-of-the-art in systems and network management. With AIX, you have access to over 13,000 diverse applications.
|RS/6000 Model 150 Express Configurations||7043-150A||7043-150M||7043-150B|
|Processor Speed||250 MHz||250 MHz||375 MHz|
|L3 Cache||1 MB||1 MB||1 MB|
|Internal Storage||18.2 GB||18.2 GB||18.2 GB|
|Main Memory||128 MB||256 MB||256 MB|
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