IBM System i5

IBM i5 Model 520

IBM’s iSeries AS/400 systems provide a reliable and highly secure computing platform that simplifies IT while reducing costs

  • Ninth-generation 64-bit processor technology
  • Run applications running in IBM i5/OS™, Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, AIX 5L™, Java™, WebSphere®, or Lotus® Domino® simultaneously on one system
  • Maintain service levels and handle growth with a platform that automatically balances application resource demands, scaling up and down to match business cycles

Improve competitiveness with far less resources by integrating business processes end-to-end

A Comprehensive Solution

IBM iSeries systems are shipped with all the features and components necessary to support your business applications out of the box. Some features include:

  • a comprehensive, multi-user operating system
  • IBM DB2 Universal Database™ software
  • scalable OLTP
  • high-performance Java Virtual Machine (JVM) software
  • sophisticated, automated work management capabilities

Flexibility For An“ On-Demand” Architecture

iSeries servers include the IBM Virtualization Engine™, technologies that can dynamically allocate computing and storage resources to different business applications, providing you with the freedom to run a wide variety of business applications, without the complexity and costs associated with managing multiple servers.
Some iseries servers feature Capacity on Demand, allowing you to quickly respond to changing workload requirements and peaks by activating dormant processors as needed.

Configurable Options Packages For Versatility

To simplify the decision-making process and maximize your business value, IBM provides a variety of “Editions”. Editions are bundled packages of software licenses and hardware features designed to meet your business demands.

RAS Features

IBM’s new i5 system offers the enterprise-class RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) features you would require in a mainframe system. RAS features include:

  • Hot-plug disk slots
  • Hot-plug PCI-X slots
  • Redundant hot-plug cooling fans
  • Integrated service processor
  • An optional redundant, hot-plug power supply

IBM System i5 Server Configurations Overview

Models i595 i570 i550 i520
Commercial Processing Workload 165000-24500 3300-44700 3300-12000 500-6000
5250 OLTP CPW 0-Maximum 0-Maximum 0-Maximum 0-Maximum
Maximum Disk Drives 2700 1374 548 278
Maximum Integrated xSeries Servers 60 48 36 18
Maximum Integrated xSeries Adapters 57 57 16 8
Maximum LPARs 254 160 40 20
Packaging Option Rack Rack Tower or Rack Tower or Rack


iSeries Editions are flexible options packages that help reduce complexity and maximize your business value. Each iSeries Edition incorporates a set of software licensing and hardware features designed to help meet the particular demands of a small, medium or large enterprise. By bundling packages together, the cost per feature is reduced, minimizing the need to justify features before they are implemented in your infrastructure. More about editions.

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