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IBM POWER6 p520 Server

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p520 The IBM Power 520 Express is a 1-, 2- or 4-core entry server utilizing 4.2 GHz or 4.7 GHz POWER6 processors designed to deliver outstanding business value to smaller and mid-sized businesses while meeting the needs of many mission-critical applications. It offers outstanding price/performance in a commercial IT environment; a breadth of available applications; superior reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) characteristics architected to avoid, detect and recover from errors to achieve near-continuous availability; EnergyScale™ technologies and software tools to measure energy use and direct policies toward the energy-efficient operation of the server; and outstanding PowerVM virtualization to help achieve increased system utilization. This highly flexible, available and easy to manage server enables companies to spend more time running their business utilizing a proven solution from thousands of ISVs that support the AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems.

For a complete integrated business system, the Power 520 Express allows the small or mid-sized company seeking simplicity to avoid increased spending and staffing requirements while becoming more responsive to their customers, improving their productivity and keeping their data secure. The Power 520 Express—i Edition integrates features to simplify your IT environment and delivers a complete, cost-effective business system that can grow with a business.

IBM POWER6 p520 Specifications
Standard configurations
Processor Cores:    One, two or four 64-bit 4.2 or 4.7 GHz POWER6 processors
Level 2 (L2) cache:    4 MB per processor core (8 MB on 1-core systems)
Level 3 (L3) cache:    32MB on 4.7 GHz
RAM (memory):    2 GB to 64 GB of DDR2 SDRAM
Internal drive options:    Six 3.5" SAS (146.8 GB, 300 GB, 450 GB 15K rpm)
Eight 2.5” SAS (73.4 GB 15K rpm; 146.8 GB 10k rpm)
Eight Solid State Drives (69 GB)
Internal SAS disk storage:    Up to 7.2TB
Media bays:   One slimline and one half-high
Adapters Slots:    Two PCI-X (266 MHz (DDR)), Three PCI Express 8x
Standard I/O Adapters
Integrated Virtual Ethernet:    Two Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, or
Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, (option), or
Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (option)
Integrated Disk:    3G SAS controller (internal; RAID optional)
Other ports:    Three USB, two HMC, two system ports
Expansion Features (Optional)
High-performance PCI adapters: 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet
GX adapters:    RIO-2, 12x GX
GX slots:    Two (first shares space with and replaces a PCI Express 8x slot)
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor™    LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual LAN (Memory to memory inter-partition communication)
PowerVM Express Edition(optional)    Up to three partitions on the server; PowerVM Lx86; virtualized disk and optical devices (VIOS); Shared Processor Pool; and Integrated Virtualization Manager (IVM)
PowerVM Standard Edition (optional)    PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning™ with up to 10 micro-partitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools; Shared Dedicated Capacity
PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional)    PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
RAS features    IBM Chipkill™ ECC, bit-steering memory and cache Processor Instruction Retry Alternate Processor Recovery Service processor with fault monitoring Hot-plug disk bays Hot-plug PCI slots Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans Dynamic Processor Deallocation Extended error handling on PCI-X slots
High availability    IBM PowerHA™ family
Power Requirements     100v to 127v or 200v to 240v AC
System dimensions    Deskside:
21.3"H x 7.2-12.9"W x 24.7"D (540 mm x 182-328 mm x 628 mm); weight: 90 lb (40.8 kg)

Rack drawer:
6.8"H (4U) x 17.3"W x 21.2"D (173 mm x 440 mm x 538 mm); weight: 70 lb (31.7 kg)
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