IBM x3850 M2

$10,000.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1The IBM x3850 M2 is an Intel Xeon-based server designed to handle the everyday business needs of a multi-layered corporation. It 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.

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In addition, the IBM x3850 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 x3850 M2 retails from anywhere between $5000 to $18000 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® Series 7400 up to 2.66 GHz (6 core)/1066 MHz front-side bus
  • Number of processors (std/max): 2/4 per chassis (optional 2, 3, 4, chassis support)
  • Memory:  4 GB or 8 GB/256 GB max PC2-5300 DDR II
  • Expansion slots: 7 total PCI-Express half length, (2 hot-plug)
  • 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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