IBM eServer p5 550

The IBM eServer p5 550 server has been withdrawn from the market, effective May 31,
2006. The learn more links provide information on the p5-550.


IBM POWER5™ technology offers exceptional price/performance and flexibility
Virtualization technologies help increase systems utilization and productivity
Capacity on Demand features help provide cost-effective scalability

The IBM eServer® p5 550 server is an up to 4-way UNIX® or Linux® system designed
to meet the rigors of the on demand world. It delivers outstanding price/performance,
mainframe-inspired availability features, flexible capacity upgrades and innovative IBM
Virtualization Engine™ systems technologies. Powered by IBM's most advanced 64-bit
processor, POWER5 with simultaneous multithreading 1 the p5-550 supports critical
enterprise applications with exceptional price/performance—all while helping improve
affordability and responsiveness.
The eServer p5 550 can serve as a versatile departmental or regional server for enterprise
applications running on either AIX 5L™, IBM's industrial-strength UNIX, or Linux
operating environments. The performance, reliability and affordability of the p5-550 can
make it a strategic platform for server consolidation, scalable database servers, ecommerce application servers, Web servers, operations systems, business intelligence
(BI) and high performance computing (HPC) workloads. The p5-550 also offers flexible
Capacity on Demand (CoD) features to help reduce IT costs by allowing companies to
pay for processor resources they use when they use them.

Common features






19" rack-mount or deskside packaging
2- or 4-way SMP design
64-bit POWER5 technology
Mainframe-inspired RAS features including selective dynamic firmware updates
Dynamic LPAR support
Advanced POWER™ Virtualization (option)
o Micro-Partitioning™ (up to 40 micro-partitions)
o Shared processor pool
o Virtual I/O Server with Integrated Virtualization Manager
o Partition Load Manager (AIX 5L™ only)
Up to eight optional I/O drawers
HACMP™ support for near continuous operation

72MB (4-way) 1GB to 64GB of 266MHz DDR1 memory Five PCI-X adapter slots (four long. RAID optional) Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports Optional 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel. Inc. 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 4x InfiniBand® adapters Two USB.8TB) Dual channel Ultra320 SCSI controller (internal only. two HMC and two system ports Two slimline and one standard media bays . 64-bit/133MHz Four standard and four optional hot-swappable SCSI disk bays for up to 2. one short).  AIX 5L (V5. (RHEL AS 3 or 4) and SUSE LINUX (SLES 9) Cluster 1600 support with Cluster Systems Management software Hardware summary              Deskside or 4U 19" rack-mount packaging Two or four 1. 3.2 and V5.8MB (4-way) L3 cache: 36MB (2-way).4TB of internal storage Maximum I/O drawers add an additional 56 PCI-X slots and 96 disk bays (28.3) and Linux® distributions from Red Hat.65GHz 64-bit POWER5 processors L2 cache: 1.9MB (2-way).

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