The IBM x3500 offers support for up to two Intel Xeon Quad-Core X5460s up to 3.16GHz, a maximum memory of 48GB.

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The IBM x3500 is an entry-level, stable-life, and mission-critical two-socket tower server designed for managing and protecting mission-critical applications with scalable memory, I/O and storage. A step up from the IBM x3400, the IBM x3500 offers support for up to two Intel Xeon Quad-Core X5460s up to 3.16GHz, a maximum memory of 48GB, and internal storage up to 1.76TB hot-swap SFF, 2.4TB hot-swap SAS, or 6.0TB hot-swap SATA. In addition, the IBM x5400 comes chockfull of features such as support for optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine that works with the Integrated System Management Processor to provide even greater systems control, hot-swap/redundant power & cooling that reduces downtime by maintaining system performance if a fan/power supply needs to be replaced, and dual-socket computing. The IBM x3500 retails from anywhere between $1500 to $4000 depending on the specifics (e.g. RAM, Drives, etc) chosen, and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

  • Form factor/height: Tower/5U
  • Processor:  Up to two Quad-Core intel® Xeon X5460 up to 3.16 GHz and up to 1333 MHz front-side bus
  • Number of processors (std/max): 1/2 
  • Memory:  1 GB/48 GB Fully Buffered DIMM 667 MHz via 12 DIMM slots
  • Expansion slots: 3 PCI-Express, 2 PCI-X and 1 PCI
  • Disk bays (total/hot-swap): 8/8 or 12/12 (SFF)
  • Maximum internal storage: 2.4 TB hot-swap SAS, 6.0 TB hot-swap SATA, 1.76 TB hot-swap SFF
  • Network interface: Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Power Supply: 835W ½
  • Raid Support: Integrated RAID-0, -1, -1E, -5, -6, -10
  • Systems Management: Automatic Server Restart; IBM Predictive Failure Analysis® on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory; light path diagnostics with side viewable panel; integrated IPMI System Management Processor; IBM Systems Director; optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine and IBM ServerGuide™
  • Operating systems supported: Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Red Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, Novell NetWare, VMware ESX Server, SCO OpenServer, SCO UNIXware
  • Limited warranty: 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
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