The BladeCenter Power PS700 Express is an entry-level blade server that enables the integration of Power 7 processors into IBM BladeCenter architectures. Enable flexibility in your blade deployments with the BladeCenter PS700, which can run AIX UNIX, IBM i, and x86 Linux operating environments simultaneously, with the capabilities to handle 64-bit workloads. Other features include:
|IBM BladeCenter PS700 Specifications|
|POWER7 CPU Options||4 x 3.0GHz cores, 64-bit with AltiVec SIMD and hardware decimal floating-point acceleration|
|L2 cache||256KB per core|
|L3 cache||4MB per core|
|Memory||8GB, 16GB, or 64GB, 8 DIMMs|
|Internal Storage||Two SAS disk bays|
|Integrated Virtual Ethernet Adapter||Dual Gigabit, support for optional dual-gigabit Ethernet|
|Form Factor||Singlewide for BladeCenter E, BladeCenter T, BladeCenter S, Bladecenter H, or BladeCenter T|
|Machine type model||8406-70Y|
The Intelligent Thread technology included with the IBM PS700 allows workloads to be optimized automatically by switching between one, two or four execution threads per processor core to optimize application throughput. With this feature, you can deliver the highest per-thread performance or maximum system throughput, based on the requirements of the application that resides on the server.
The IBM Active Memory Expansion capability enables those who have IBM PS700 servers to double their memory capacity so it is much larger than the actual physical memory, without having to install additional memory devices. Optimized for SAP workloads, Active Memory Expansion helps optimizes workloads to improve application performance and maximize the server ROI.
By utilizing the IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager with Energy Scale technology, you can enable Intelligent Energy management features, and dramatically improve energy efficiency and conserve power. The Power 7 processor included in the IBM PS700 servers can be operated at a high frequency if environment conditions permit, for increased performance, or be set to operate at a reduced frequency, to experience significant energy savings.