IBM Power 750 Express server

The Power 750 Express is a one- to four-socket server that supports up to 32 cores with outstanding energy efficiency and diagnostic features in a 4U (EIA Units) package. The Power 750 is an ENERGY STAR®-qualified server designed with features to help clients become more energy efficient. IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ exploits EnergyScale™ technology, enabling Intelligent Energy management features to dramatically and dynamically conserve power. These Intelligent Energy features enable the POWER7 processor to operate at a higher frequency if environmental conditions permit, for increased performance and performance per watt; or alternatively operate at a reduced frequency if user settings permit, for significant energy savings. The Power 750 also implements Light Path diagnostics, which provide an obvious and intuitive means to positively identify failing components.

Overview

Highlights

The IBM Power® 750 Express® server delivers the outstanding performance of the POWER7® processor. The performance, capacity, energy efficiency and virtualization capabilities of the Power 750 Express make it an ideal consolidation, database or multiapplication server.

As a consolidation or highly virtualized multiapplication server, the Power 750 Express offers tremendous configuration flexibility to meet the most demanding capacity and growth requirements. Utilize the full capability of the system by leveraging industrial-strength PowerVM™ virtualization for AIX®, IBM i, and Linux. PowerVM offers the capability to dynamically adjust system resources based on workload demands so that each partition gets the resources it needs. Active Memory™ Expansion is a new POWER7 technology that enables the effective maximum memory capacity to be much larger than the true physical memory. Innovative compression/decompression of memory content can enable memory expansion up to 100 percent. This can enable a partition to do significantly more work or enable a server to run more partitions with the same physical amount of memory.

For database servers, the leadership performance of the POWER7 processor makes it possible for applications to run faster with fewer processors, resulting in lower per core software licensing costs. The POWER7 processor contains innovative technologies that maximize performance based on client workloads and computing needs. Intelligent Threads technology enables workload optimization by selecting the most suitable threading mode: Single Thread (per core) or Simultaneous Multi Thread-2 or 4 modes. Consequently, Intelligent Threads technology can provide improved application performance. The Power 750 server can deliver up to 128 simultaneous compute threads. In addition, POWER7 processors can maximize cache access to cores, improving performance, using Intelligent Cache technology. These capabilities are designed to satisfy even the most demanding processing environments and can deliver business advantages and higher client satisfaction.

Feature Benefits
Leadership POWER7® performance
PowerVM virtualization
Active Memory Expansion
RAS features
Light Path diagnostics
ENERGY STAR-compliant
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager with EnergyScale™ Technology

 

Spec

Configuration options
POWER7 processor modules – one per processor card 4-core 3.7 GHz or
6-core 3.7 GHz or
8-core 3.2 GHz or
8-core 3.6 GHz
Sockets 1 to 4
Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
Level 3 (L3) cache 4 MB per core
Memory 8 GB1 to 512 GB of RDIMM DDR3
Active Memory Expansion
Solid State Drives (SSD) Up to eight SFF drives
Disk drives Up to eight SFF SAS drives
Disk capacity Up to 2.4 TB
Media bays Slimline for DVD-RAM
Half height for tape drive or removable disk
PCI Adapter slots Two PCI-X 2.0; Three PCI Express 8x
Standard I/O adapters
Integrated Virtual Ethernet Four Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
(or)
Two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Integrated SAS controller One controller for SAS DASD/SSD and DVD-RAM
Optional protected 175MB cache
Other integrated ports Three USB, two HMC, two system ports, two SPCN
GX slots(12X) Two2
Expansion features (optional)
I/O expansion Up to 4 PCIe 12X I/O drawers
Up to 8 PCI-X DDR 12X I/O drawers
High performance PCI adapters 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel; 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Other PCI adapters supported include SAS, SCSI, WAN/Async, USB, Crypto, iSCSI
PowerVM technologies
POWER Hypervisor™ LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual LAN (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
PowerVM Standard Edition (optional) PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning™ with up to 10 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools; Shared Dedicated Capacity; PowerVM Lx86
PowerVM Enterprise Edition2 (optional) PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
RAS features IBM Chipkill ECC detection and correction
Processor Instruction Retry
Alternate Processor Recovery
Service processor with fault monitoring
Hot-plug disk bays
Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans
Dynamic component Deallocation
Operating systems3 AIX
IBM i
Linux for POWER®
High availability IBM PowerHA™ family
Power requirements 200 V to 240 V ac, single phase
System dimensions Rack Drawer: 6.9"H x 17.3"W x 28.7"D (175 mm x 440 mm x 730 mm); weight: 120.0 lb (54.4 kg)4
Warranty (limited) 9 hours per day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), next business day for one year at no additional cost; on site for selected components; CRU (customer-replaceable unit) for all other units (varies by country). Warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available.