The IBM BladeCenter® QS22 is a server based on the multi-core IBM PowerXCell 8i processor.

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The IBM BladeCenter® QS22 is a server based on the multi-core IBM PowerXCell 8i processor, a new generation processor based on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) Architecture. As the third generation of the Cell/B.E., It comes at the high range of the IBM BladeCenter server portfolio. This server is made for intensive processing jobs such as financial analytics, seismic processing, image processing, signal processing and graphics rendering. It offers significantly more power than the other servers in the BladeCenter family (compare its 32 GB memory size with the 2 GB memory size of the IBM BladeCenter QS21, and 8 GB flash drive storage capacity vs the non existing storage capacity of the IBM BladeCenter QS21).

  • Form factor: Single-wide blade server for BladeCenter
  • BladeCenter compatibility: BladeCenter H, HT and S
  • Processor cores: 3.2 GHz IBM PowerXCell 8i Processors
  • Number of processors: Two standard, each with one PPE core and eight enhanced double precision (eDP) SPE cores
  • Level 2 (L2) cache:  512 KB per IBM PowerXCell 8i Processor, plus 256 KB of local store memory for each eDP SPE
  • Memory(std/max): Up to 32 GB (16 GB per processor)
  • Internal disk storage: Optional 8 GB flash drive
  • Optional external storage: BladeCenter boot disk system (1726-22B)
  • Networking: Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • I/O upgrade: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) daughter card connected via PCI-X (CFFv). BladeCenter PCIe expansion unit (43W4391)
  • Optional connectivity: Dual-port DDR InfiniBand 4x HCA connected via PCI-Express (43W4423)
  • OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Warranty:3-year
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