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IBM eServer p520

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The IBM eServer® p5 520 system is a new breed of entry server for small and medium-sized businesses and distributed system for large enterprises. Fast and affordable, it is packed with features and functions that can be found in the most sophisticated systems from IBM. The p5-520 is designed to run the AIX 5L™, IBM's industrial-strength UNIX, and the Linux operating systems.

The versatility, leading-edge performance and manageability position the eServer p5 520 as a branch server, small database server or e-business platform for enterprises of all sizes. The p5-520 server can handle mission-critical e-business applications, secure Web transactions and small datamarts for business intelligence. It can also be clustered into powerful high performance computing (HPC) clusters.

IBM p520 Specifications
Standard configurations
Microprocessor: 2-way 64-bit 1.65GHz POWER5 processors
Level 2 (L2) cache: 1.9MB
Level 3 (L3) cache: 36MB
RAM (memory): 1GB to 32GB of 266MHz DDR1 SDRAM
Internal disk storage: 16.8TB (with optional I/O drawers)
Processor-to-memory bandwidth (peak): 10.3GBps
L2 to L3 cache bandwidth (peak): 26.4GBps
RIO-2 I/O subsystem bandwidth (peak): 4.4GBps
Internal SCSI disk bays: Four standard and four optional (73.4/146.8/300GB 10K rpm or 36.4/73.4/146.8GB 15K rpm disks)
Media bays: Two slimline and one standard
Adapter slots: Six PCI-X (2 - 32-bit/66MHz; 4 - 64-bit/133MHz)
Standard features
I/O ports: Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI controller (internal only; RAID optional)

Two Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports

Two USB, two HMC, two system ports
I/O expansion: Up to four optional 7311-D20 I/O drawers, each providing seven 64-bit PCI-X slots and up to 12 disk bays (73.4/146.8/300GB 10K rpm or 36.4/73.4/146.8GB 15K rpm disks)
Connectivity support (optional): 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel; 10 Gigabit Ethernet; 4x InfiniBand®
POWER Hypervisor™: LPAR

Dynamic LPAR

Virtual LAN
Advanced POWER Virtualization (option): Micro-Partitioning

Shared processor pool

Virtual I/O Server with Integrated Virtualization Manager

Partition Load Manager (AIX 5L only)
RAS features: Copper and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) microprocessors
Selective dynamic firmware updates
IBM Chipkill™ ECC, bit-steering memory
ECC L2 cache, L3 cache
Service processor
Front access hot-swappable disk bays
LED indicators for failing parts
Hot-plug PCI-X slots (on base system and I/O drawers)
Blind-swap PCI-X slots on I/O drawers
Hot-add I/O drawers
Hot-plug power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic Processor Deallocation
Dynamic deallocation of logical partitions and PCI-X bus slots
Extended error handling for PCI-X slots
Redundant cooling fans
Redundant power supply (optional)
Operating systems: AIX 5L Versions 5.2/5.3
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for POWER (SLES 9) or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 for POWER (RHEL AS 3) or later
Power requirements: 100v to 127v or 200v to 240v AC
System dimensions: Deskside: 21.1"H x 8.0"W x 23.0"D (533mm x 201mm x 584mm); weight: 35.5 kg (78 lb) *
Rack drawer: 7.0"H x 17.2"W x 20.0"D (178mm x 437mm x 508mm); weight: 35.5 kg (78 lb) *
7311-D20 I/O drawer: 7.0"H x 19.0"W x 24.0"D (178mm x 482mm x 610mm); weight: 45.9 kg (101 lb) *
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