The IBM x3950 M2 differs only in that it can be connected to other x3950 M2 systems to form a single-image multinode complex.

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The IBM x3950 M2 is a high-performance, Intel Xeon-based server engineered to help organizations meet their business demands with confidence. An upgrade from the IBM x3850 M2, the IBM x3950 M2 differs only in that it can be connected to other x3950 M2 systems to form a single-image multinode complex. Like its peer, the x3950 M2 also offers optional 2/3/4 chassis support, support for up to four Intel Xeon Series 7400s up to 2.66GHz, a maximum memory of 256GB DDR, and internal storage up to 587GB SAS per chassis. In addition, the IBM x3950 is fraught with numerous notable features such as a furth-generation IBM X-Architecture chipset design that enhances delivery performance, Active Memory with Memory ProteXion & Chipkill that work together to reduce downtime and maintain data integrity, and the ability to upgrade to a scalable system with the ScaleXpander Option kit allowing users the flexibility to scale as their business needs change. The IBM x3950 M2 retails from anywhere between $7000 to $20000 depending on the specifics (e.g. RAM, Drives, etc) chosen, and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

  • Form factor/height:  Rack/4U per chassis
  • Processor  Intel® Xeon® Processor 7400 series up to 2.66 GHz (six cores)/1066 MHz front-side bus
  • Memory:  4 GB or 8 GB/256 GB max PC2-5300 DDR II
  • Expansion slots: 7 total PCI-Express half-length, (2 Active™ PCI-Express)
  • Disk bays (total/hot-swap): 4/4 2.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
  • Maximum internal storage: 587 GB SAS per chassis (supports 73.4 GB and 146.8 GB hard disk drives)
  • Network interface: Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet w/TCP-IP off-load engine
  • Power Supply: 1440W 220V 2/2
  • Raid Support: Integrated RAID-0, -1, optional RAID 5
  • Systems Management: Alert on LAN® 2, Automatic Server Restart, IBM Director, IBM ServerGuide, Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine, light path diagnostics (independently powered), Predictive Failure Analysis® on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory, Wake on LAN®, Dynamic System Analysis (DSA)
  • Operating systems supported: Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 (Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions 32-bit and 64-bit), 32- and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and SUSE Enterprise Linux, (Server and Advanced Server), VMware ESX Server
  • Limited warranty: 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
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